From: Southern California
OK, back. 8 days in Guatemala then a week of call with no sleep and then SG made me take her to Cancun for her birthday.
She couldn't make up her mind..Chicago, Sonoma, Los Cabos. Santa Maria! I'm not going to freaking Chicago in the middle of freaking February and you don't go to Napa in February either. Los Cabos flights were booked so I looked up "how many murders in Cancun last week?" and it was only 5 so I booked it. Last minute we did get punished on the flights but we booked an all-inclusive place Riu Palace Peninsula....Niiiiiice place. Great food. Purfied water and ice so no run-in with Senor Moctezuma.
Very international crowd. Lots of Brits and Spaniards and some French. Lots of Brazilians. Quite a few Asiatics. HAI! Some REALLY annoying Spanish Gypsies. Gypsy moms bring their kids to the swim up bar pool with free booze and breast feed literally while they drink which helps the baby fall asleep. Unbelievable number of Russians arrived on Friday. Must have been a whole fleet of Antonovs at the airport. Probably 1 or 2 crashed on the way.
That is the first time I ever saw so many Russians in one place. This should generally be avoided. You know how beautiful Russian women are? Well, it's a lie. That's just the tennis players and exotic dancers. They leave the retired shotputers behind in Mother Russia. All the men under 50 have big brow ridges and look like you could hit them with a 2 by 4 in the face and nothing would happen. I highly recommend NOT getting into a war with the Russians. Improbably, they are much more annoying than large groups of Americans. Loud..bark orders at the Mayans...drink like fish..and, by comparison, make American tourists look like Versace personally picked out their outfits. Flip-flops with checkered shorts and striped muscle shirts and armpit hair hanging out when they reach for the grapefruit at the buffet...and that's just the women.
Did I fail to insult anyone? Oh, yeah, the Canadians who haven't seen a photon for about 5 months and then lay right out in the Mayan sun and look like parboiled Caribbean lobsters in about 3 1/2 minutes