Sunday, January 29, 2006

Arrived back from Cancun

Had a great time in Cancun. They are still rebuilding from the Hurricane Wilma. The city is still about half closed down. Most of the big hotels (Hyatt, Omni, JW Marriott) are still closed. Anybody with a shovel, or a hammer, or a wheelbarrow, or a strong back, for that matter, can work down there. They're busy to get the city back up and running because the tourist dollars are greatly reduced for the moment.

We had a great trip, as always. The Mexican people are the best in the world... so friendly and accommodating—perfect hospitality. ¡Viva México! ¡Viva Cancún!

Here are a few of my favorite photos, in no particular order:

1 comment:

Sandi said...

We had a great trip to Cancun. They are in the process of restoring our beach. Our resort hired a Dutch company to come in & pump sand back onto the beach. Depending on how the tide is one day you might have a beach & the next day it has all washed away again. Once the Dutch company is finished, the beach should stay until the next hurricane.

The architects that built our resort have been interviewed on TV & by other resorts to see what they did to make our resort hold up to a Cat 5 hurricane. At first they brought people from other resorts to ours to ride out Wilma. Vicente Fox made the decision to evacuate everyone to the convention center. Our resort held up better than the convention center.

A lot of the resorts are being torn down, as well as some of the big name hotel chains. About 25% of the resorts are open now. There are more that will be opened by spring. Even with all the turmoil, we had a great time & tried some new restaurants.

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