My friend on the island, Sue, talked about the new addition to the Mall of America in Cancun. It really is a jazzy, new modern place. I had the (mis)fortune of being over there one day last week. I coincendentally to Sue's post had taken a few pictures. Take a look.
This place is wide, bright and breezy. Although it does have a ceiling of sorts, the area between the panels is open to the outside. Nice except for like when I was there and it rains cats and dogs. That wide aisleway quickly became a treacherous, slippery place.
I do like the giant ceiling fans though.
It seems that quite a few of the American namebrand stores are represented here. And a few familiar restaurant names. Along with McDonald's and Starbucks, there is also a Chili's. Same great food, same great service. Same high prices.
You can even get your favorite ice cream at this kiosk.
I just thought it interesting that this country is such a land of contradictions and opposites. Mostly we on the blogs feature the quaint, the historic, the rustic, the poor and the colorful. But there is another side of Mexico.
Not sure how much I like it though.