Alas, after spending one wonderful week in Cancun, Mexico, it’s back to normalcy, which means back to blogging about being a clueless newlywed. However, after honeymooning in the central Americas, I return to you as a less clueless newlywed, at least when it comes to the honeymoon that is.
Things Newlyweds Should Be Aware of When Honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico:
- Cerveza = beer (This is a key concept to keep in mind throughout your travels.)
- The exchange rate for pesos is about 10 pesos for every dollar, so don’t freak out when you’re shopping and the price tag for a bottle of water is $20. (By the way, agua = water, another important word to have in your vocabulary as you usually need agua after a lot of cervezas.)
- Mexican food in Mexico is not the same as it is in states. In fact, they’re two completely different things.
- Bars in Mexico have tequila on tap and bottled beer. (Enough said.)
- Brace yourself for thongs and speedos being worn, more often than not, by people who shouldn’t be wearing them.
- Random fact: Cancun means “Snake’s nest.” (Discuss amongst yourselves.)
- Ditch the cabs, and take advantage of the buses, which are insanely cheap and run 24/7. (Side note: Don’t be distracted by the occasional stranger yelling in multiple different languages to give him money to help his starving family. He’ll give up and get off the bus…eventually.)
- If you’re nice to the maids in the hotels, they’ll leave mints on your pillows and make little animals out of towels.
- As much fun as it initially sounds, kayaking in the lagoon is NOT a good idea.
- Above all else, don’t tell your husband that you got hit on a couple of times when no one hit on him. (He’ll whine that no one finds him attractive anymore. It will lead to endless conversations where the wife assures her husband that he is attractive, and then points out how the one girl that one time was looking in his general direction.)