It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate what we are thankful for, and even more importantly, to roast that turkey! If you have one. Which by yesterday morning we did not.
So a trip over to Cancun was in order, like it or not. So I dragged my sick body out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6:30 am in order to catch the 8 am ferry across. And, yes, I do need that much time to get ready! But, thanks to my buddy Sue, this was going to be a special trip.
I've read many times on her blog about a taxi driver in Cancun they hire to chauffeur them around. Sounded like a good idea to me. We had lots of things to do and places to go and I am not up to driving just yet. So taking our car over was out of the question. And schlepping tons of packages from store to store was not the least bit appealing or practical either. So what to do? Sue to the rescue!
I emailed with Sue and she gave me the contact info for her driver, Luis. We made arrangements to meet him at the Ultramar ferry on the Cancun side and, for the mere sum of 100 pesos per hour ($7.90 US), he was ours for as long as we needed him.
Going to Sam's Club, Walmart and CostCo are not my favorite things to do. Especially all in one day. But with the help of Luis, it was almost enjoyable. It took us wherever we wanted to go, waited patiently for us as we negotiated each store and even loaded everything into the taxi for us. Sweet!
For my readers living on the island, or visitors here who need somebody to take them around Cancun, or even to the airport, I highly recommend this guy. He is dependable, trustworthy and just plain nice. One thing though, he doesn't speak English. But he is clever enough to dummy down his Spanish so communicating with him is not a chore at all. Should anybody be interested, give me a shout and I will tell you how to contact him.