This slow travel to Cancun last summer offered something new in terms of vacation. I have never before gone on vacation without a set itinerary. So, the notion that I would have many days that I have nothing to do and nowhere to go was quite unsettling at first, especially since I didn't know how the treatment would go.
On days when I was able to go out of our rental, we made full use of our rental car. We got see the pretty and the ugly, the touristy and the local hangouts.
Where we stayed. Look at the angry clouds.
Not far from the resort is the public beach that fills up during the weekend.
The Cancun cathedral was difficult to find because it's hidden from the street by the trees that surround it. It had no walls, it was open-air on the side, and it offered a quiet space in a busy city.
This became a habit.
I always found a reason to have cake.
There was Costco, Home Depot and this Walmart grocery store.
I developed a liking to horchata with coconut.
On our first visit to Cancun years ago we went to Mercado 28, which was highly recommended by locals we met, but was such a disappointment to us.
This time we went to the other market that locals think was too local for us "tourists", Mercado 23.
Meat shops next to each other.
We took to the streets on foot and found many interesting things to photograph. Beautiful tile work never fails to stop me on my tracks.
There is a local eatery, actually a few eateries next to each other, that we passed by every time we leave the resort area. It was always full of diners and I wanted to eat here.
Finally before leaving Cancun, we stopped for a meal. I ordered the octopus (pulpo), that was prepared simply, but cooked perfectly. It was amazing.
The husband had shrimp tacos. Likewise this was simply divine.
There is one more post (maybe 2) to come before I end this Cancun series.
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