What a gloomy day in Grimsby today. And what would be better than to find our destination for January's end? We're thinking about heading back to Mexico again. We really love it there...
The Mayan again?
We even thought of going back to Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo and giving it another shot.
Maybe will skip Mexico and give Cuba a shot?
All I know, is there will be no more Dominican Republic for awhile. Last year's trip was good, as far as sun/weather was concerned. We met the most hilarious group of Americans from Iowa and stuck with them by the swim-up bar, but there was many things that were lacking. There was mediocre service (I was bitched at by a server in the restaurant for putting my plate down because I was getting a juice!), roosters cock-a-doodling at ALL hours, and I was told I had to buy two items at the gift store or buy nothing at all?
"I'll take this bracelet, please."
"You buy two."
"No thanks, I'll just get this one."
"No, you have to buy two."
"Seriously? I just want this one."
"No. Buy two."
"Well, okay. Then I won't buy anything at all."
What the? I am sure it's not like this everywhere, but we have many Mexican trips to compare it to and DR never came close to what we have come to enjoy in the land of tequila and cerveza.
- Early morning flight out. (If it's later in the day, you technically only get 5 days, not the 7.)
- Close to a village/city, so we can tour around.
- Short travel time between the resort and the aeropuerto.
- Less commercialization. However, in saying this, I loved Cancun.
Wish me luck!