Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In The Lap Of Luxury

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.

12 comments:

Life's a Beach! said...

Wayne, glad you got a turkey and all the errands done, but so sorry you're still sick. Hope you're feeling better soon! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jamqueen said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Have a great day & enjpoy the turkey!

lisa said...

Gotta have a turkey! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

IslaZina said...

Good for you! I have my Carlos too and it is a dream! He gets boxes before I go and I arrive with a wheeled backpack ice packs and a bottle of frozen water for meats and cheeses. So, yesterday I hit Europa, paid my fidiecomiso, saw you at Costco (and bought adult fins and snorkel!), went to Mercado 28 for lunch, Soriana, Home Depot and Maurico's home office! Yes, I'm tired and still uppacking, but no way could I have done it without him! I'm glad you have Luis now.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill. Hope you feel better soon - TODAY!

Linda
(yk)

Jackieinpdx.com said...

Sorry to hear you still aren't feeling 100%.
Good to know another option for taxis in Cancun. I have a couple of other names and numbers but the drivers aren't always available when I have needed them.

Calypso said...

Sorry to read you have been under the weather amigo.

Have a terrific Holiday!

Sue said...

I'm glad Luis worked out for you - he is like family to us as he is the third person on my Costco card. I did write a blog about cheating on him last year (when we were hauling fridges and things that his cab can't handle), but when he caught us in Walmart in the glue aisle, we decided we'd better be faithful from now on. He's our man, and yes, he's great to have around. He also serves are our family counsellor - we both natter at him about our 'conflicts' and he never takes sides - he's a good listener.

Isla Deb said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Wayne. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Leah Flinn said...

Hope you are feeling better for Thanksgiving - have a great holiday!

Rachelle E said...

I just found your blog. love it. So sorry you were ill and hope you are feeling better.
Thank you for giving me a connection to our favorite place on earth! Can't wait to get back there in (hopefully) January. We can't believe all the changes that happen in between trips... :(

Christie said...

I am living at isla and have a large (6 ft) desk that I need brought over to the island. Any advice for someone without a truck??