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Want to visit ruins in Yucatan - want cultural experience & fun too!

Want to visit ruins in Yucatan - want cultural experience & fun too!

Sep 26th, 2002, 03:09 AM
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Nancy,

What you do is a dangerous thing. I say PDC is anglicised and in response you build it up to be the Mexican Utopia. You are the sort of person who is sending people off to destinations which are not suitable. Not me.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:26 AM
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BTW,

Nancy this is my first personal attack on you despite you attacking myself hundreds of times. My only other sensitive attack was to suggest you get out of PDC. Everybody else verify this by READING her and mine threads. You should only attack the person's opinion. You can guess by the number of recent threads Ive posted how offended I am by your attitude and suggest you are the blinkered agent-provocateur who should leave this forum.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 06:25 AM
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Rquirk,
Normally, I would not respond to someone so "unbalanced" to suggest I have attacked them "hundreds of times," (I've never seen any posts of yours but these) but you make some interesting - if unrealistic - points.
The things I said about PDC and environs are my OPINION. In my views, all of them are accurate.
Secondly, I am not sending anyone off anywhere, I'm merely giving my OPINION which they can choose to do with what they want. I'm not a travel agent.
Thirdly, YOU are the one who criticized my post first and made disparaging remarks about the places I suggested. Nasty comments about how some of the most well-known and beautiful sights in that area - "Chichen Itza and Akumal are lazy person's day trips" - are not necessary.
Many people absolutely love that area, and agree with what I said. Some don't.
Get over it.

 
Sep 26th, 2002, 06:30 AM
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rquirk, did we miss out on our medication this morning?
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 08:33 AM
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Rquirk, I also take exception to your comments about Akumal and Chichen Itza.
I spent six hours at the ruins and climbed to the top of El Castillo while I was there. I've been to most of the other ruins mentioned and found Chichen Itza quite impressive.
My wife and I spent a week in Akumal two years ago diving and snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful beach.
I don't understand your negative comments about those places at all.
Playa del Carmen has a stunning beach and is a lot of fun.
I've traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Latin America on business and for pleasure, and I found a lot of authentic food and experiences to be had at Playa and some of the smaller towns along the coast.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:19 PM
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Well, we'll have to agree to disagree. You spend the next ten years going to Playa Del Carmen. Myself, I'm seeing the rest of the world. I guess to some people there is nothing more attractive in the world than beaches, hotels and restaurants. You all still miss the point which is for the umpteemth time that PlayaCar ITSELF is a holiday resort. I must remember to visit that *HUGE* museum of mexican cultural heritage they have in Playacar next to the Kwikimart. It's still there .. just all pop along and see inside. My problem, I'm a cultural pig. Please all of you culture vultures go to Playacar and visit the museums, theatres, tequilerias that they have in abundance there. You culture vultures will not be disappointed. You have my genuine regards.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:45 PM
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I attacked your OPINIONS Nancy. I didn't say "There are far too many NANCYS on this forum" or "I doubt NANCY has ever been anywhere else other than PDC" which you assert yourself anyway. There is a difference .. do you see it ? Anyway Im very tired of having to explain myself to you.

People with genuine questions about other places in Mexico other than PlayaCar .. which Im very much mistaken about .. Ill be happy to answer.
 
Jan 3rd, 2003, 05:33 AM
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Have to say I agree with R Quirk.

Anyone who thinks Playa Car is an authentic Mexican experience is either deluding themselves or has never set foot anywhere else in Mexico except maybe Cancun. In fact, I don't think they can have travelled very much at all as it is painfully obvious that this is a package holiday mecca.
 
Jan 3rd, 2003, 05:42 AM
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I would travel around and stay in a few places. Driving around this part of Mexico is very easy. As someone mentioned, most of the road signs are in English and the roads in this part of Mexico are in a good state of repair.

This is a safe part of Mexico to travel in and so if you hire a car and just just follow a guidebook I think this is easily the best way to get away from the package holidaymakers and let them drink their all inclusive tequilas by the pool and eat in their Americanized restaurants.
 
Jan 3rd, 2003, 12:04 PM
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How about another suggestion. Maybe go someplace lkike Oaxaca state. You can visit the ruins and towns around the Oaxaca city area and experience quite a bit of culture and you will certainly be a lot cooler. Then if you want to do the beach take a bus down to Puerto Escondido. My teenagers love this area. They really enjoy being in Oxaca City where it is safe for them to go all over town and check things out out. I belive this area would be a great place to learn about the culture, especially if you take local buses around to all the market days in the Oxaca valley to places like Tlatcolula, Ocotlan, Etla, Zachilla, etc. Have a good trip wherever.
 
Jan 3rd, 2003, 06:19 PM
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rquirk, I must agree with you. However, different people like to travel in different ways. From someone who has traveled in the area many years, I am devastated about what has happened to the area. Someone who has recently experienced travel there, or may have sentimental reasons for returning, may think differently. To me, Playacar, Cancun, Playa del carmen, are just little toasty corners of vacation hell. Farther south there are still little quiet, cultural pockets to be found and I still enjoy them immensely. To the OP, I understand wanting to keep your kids "entertained", but if they are boys, they may spend most of their free time, at least in Playa, ogling the naked revelers and perhaps joining them. That's a decision MOM will have to make.
 
Jan 4th, 2003, 08:36 AM
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tt
 
Jan 4th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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I've seen the reply "tt" several times on this board...What does this mean????
 
Jan 4th, 2003, 11:16 AM
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to the top.
 
Jan 5th, 2003, 06:24 PM
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This summer I flew into Cancun got a car &drove to Valladolid stayed 2 days, then up to Rio Lagartos for 2 days then out on Isle Mujeres for 3 days. It was a perfect mix of archeology, opportunities to mingle with the people, and then Isle for a curious mix of American & Mexican culture. The kids will love cruising Isle in the golf carts, the beach is great and food and lodging is good.
 

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