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Self drive or cab it?

I’m interested in getting feedback on this: Do you drive when on vacation in a foreign country or use cabs/busses? I know some cities make it easy to use public transport (Paris, London, New York…) but how about rural France or Italy? I choose to drive myself but want to know: How do you get … Continue reading »

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Playa Del Carmen – 5th Avenue

5th Ave is THE street in Playa. It starts at the pier near the small airport which also is the terminal for the Cozumel ferry. It stretches north for about 17 blocks to 34th street. (note the east-west streets are all even numbered 2,4,6, etc. And the north-south avenues go up by 5’s 5,10,15,20, etc. … Continue reading »

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Self drive or cab it?

I’m interested in getting feedback on this: Do you drive when on vacation in a foreign country or use cabs/busses? I know some cities make it easy to use public transport (Paris, London, New York…) but how about rural France or Italy? I choose to drive myself but want to know: How do you get … Continue reading »

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Empenadas and tacos… look for fresh!

If you venture out to the street carts, and you really should, look for the tacos and empenadas (like a fried sandwich) stands. These are fun places to get small bites of food for a good price. Depending on the stand, a taco runs about 9 pesos and so do the empenadas. The tacos are … Continue reading »

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Timeshares … Watch out!

The streets are crawling with special deals for people that agree to attend a 90 minute presentation for a timeshare/all inclusive. It seems like a good deal, and it could be, but there are some things to keep in mind before you do this: 1) it will most likely take you more than 90 minutes. … Continue reading »

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Xplor – Playa del Carmen

Xplor is a theme park just outside Playa del Carmen. It is about 10 miles south on the main highway for those with a car. It’s very pricey at $99 US ( off season) and a whopping $139 in high season but you can get price breaks or even free tix by doing time share … Continue reading »

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Playa del Carmen to Cozumel

The first thing to know is that there are 2 companies that run these ferries between Cozumel and Playa. They leave on the hour and the two alternate their trips, so one goes out on odd hours, the thereon even hours. This means you should NOT purchase a round trip ticket because you may get … Continue reading »

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen or simply ‘Playa’ is located about 1 hour south of Cancun on the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It was probably once simply the port town for the ferry to the island of Cozumel but has grown into a destination on it’s own. It has adapted well to the … Continue reading »

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Google PacMan Birthday screen

How cool was the Google screen on Pacman’s 30th birthday! For me, checking Google everyday is so much fun. Usually creative artwork or something but a playable Pacman screen? That’s creative!

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Verizon where art thou?

Well Mr Verizon guy. Have you not been to a place called San Francisco? I don’t have anything but simple voice coverage here DOWNTOWN! WTF? Is Downtown San Francisco just too small a market for you? I want credit for the 5 days I was here! I’ll be at your office in the morning to … Continue reading »

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