Touristing: Cancun, Spring Break 2013! Wooo!

They’ve gone and done it! They’re Spring Breaking! Old college pals reuniting for Cancun MTV College Party Forever 2013! Chicas Malas tearing up Quintana Roo! Woooooo! I got one of my favorite lady friends in the whole wide world down here in Mexico, and we’re about to vacation hard, and I mean hard!

Yes, that’s really us… really in college….

So she took a plane then a plane, and I took a bus, then a bus, then a plane and we met in the infamous Cancun, Mexico for Spring Break Party Party Boom Boom Fiesta (Woooo!).

Ok. In case you can’t tell, I’m having trouble not being a complete ass when discussing my most recent ‘touristing” jaunt. In all reality, I am meeting my college roommate in Cancun for a one week vacation fiesta, but this may be more of a guide to the mas tranquilo Cancun vacation than anything you’ve ever seen on TV. That’s “the chillest” Cancun vacation you’ve never seen on MTV for you touristos out there that won’t bother to learn even a lick of Spanish for your week long getaway in “paradise.”

Ok. Ok. fine I’ll stop. Learn Spanish. It’s awesome.

So without further ado, here it is, the week in question:

Cancun Spring Break 2013!!

Mas tranquilo por favor...


All packed up and ready to go we head off to Punta Sam which is the cheapest place to catch a boat to Isla Mujeres.

So, that’s right, we were on a boat…going to a Lonely Island…

Isla Mujeres is not a lonely island, but it definitely doesn’t suck…

Yes, that is really what it looks like. We checked into a hostel that had camping (Poc Na), and set up our tent, but before we could really do anything, I had to have Talia cut my hair. She is the only person that I let do that anymore, so it was coming to be a bit of an emergency.

And then like any good Isla tourists, we rented a golf cart.

And we set off to explore the Isla, every nook & cranny. This required a but of off roading (note the golf cart’s muddy posterior), and some on footing.

And of course, what is a vacation without some feasting…

…followed by more exploring with our trusty golf cart, which led us to old abandoned stuff, you know how I love old abandoned stuff…

Our golf cart also took us to SHARKS!!

And other sea creatures…

And lest we forget, our Caribbean Island vacation is not complete without perusing the trinkets and shops as well.

It’s was all very nice, very relaxing indeed…

We spent two days like this, but Isla Mujeres was just not quite chill enough for us, so it was time for a new island. So we took a boat, then a bus, then another bus, then another boat to yet another island that we heard was even mas tranquilo que Isla Mujeres.

Introducing ISLA HOLBOX…

We checked into yet another hostel that had camping (Ida y Vuelta), and planned to continue our vacation in the chillest possible manner.

But then the rains came and flooded the streets.

And when I say flooded the streets, I mean really flooded the streets con rios todos lados….

…so I decided to do a bit of work.

But we still needed to go the market…

And the tortilleria…

So that we could feast for at least one more night. The rains we’re going to take days to dry. The weather report was looking into grim, so we packed up our things and resigned ourselves to finding a new location to enjoy the sun. So there we were, all packed up ready to go, drinking smoothies near the beach when the skies finally parted, and the sun shined down on us. We decided to stay.

So we picked a new hostel, also with camping (Casa Maya), and settled in once again

So we explored, this time without a golf cart. The beaches were absolutely breathtaking…

During our exploring adventure we found sand pyramids…

..and crazy tree sculptures…

…and we finally found the tiniest most tranquilo Isla in all of the greater “Cancun area.”

Ding! ding! Ding! Time to follow that up with more feasting!

…and more chillin’

…and sunsets.

We carried on like this for days, chillin so hard, we chilled right to the end of Talia’s vacation. So we needed to take the early morning boat to get back to Cancun to catch her airplane. Que Triste.

Thus concluding our beach island Cancun getaway. I hope you enjoyed following along, please join us next time when Talia & Amy conquer South America…mas tranquilo, of course. Wink. Wink. Wink. Talia. Wink.