When you do not know something, your opinion then is driven by your ego. This is what our tour guide told us when we were going to Chichen Itza from Cancun in the tour bus. And this is very true.
Before visiting Mexico I had different opinion about the country but after staying there for 6 months I got to see different Mexico. Mexico is not about drug cartels, theft, kidnapping it is about beautiful beaches, ruins, old civilization, its lovely people and of course tequila.
In our first trip we were scared to venture out alone after 6 PM in evening as local people instilled fear in us that it is not safe. But that is not true. If you go out and do not try to be mischievous you are safe. Rare incidents keep happening everywhere around the world but we cannot treat that as a phenomenon.
I too was scared to go all the way to Cancun on my own in first thought but then I thought this is the best opportunity to remove the fear, going alone in a country which doesn’t speak my language, doesn’t eat my type of food and having no one by my side if I get into some trouble. At least my one fear is gone after going to Cancun that I can manage myself anywhere in any situation. You should also try to do that if you get any opportunity like that. But the only disadvantage of going alone is that you don’t get good photos. :D
I was there in Cancun for 3 nights, I thought 2 days will be sufficient but after reaching there, I found there are so many things to do and many places to visit. One needs at least 5 days to cover all the places. I could only manage to see Cancun City, Playa Del Carmen beach, Conzumel island and Chichen Itza (one of the seven wonder of the world). I would have loved to go to Tumul and Xel-Ha beaches and party at Cocobongo. It was a shame that I went in rainy season. It was raining almost all the time since I landed in Cancun so couldn’t walk and see much which I would have loved to do.
There are some photos I clicked while I was in Mexico in particular order
Zocango Zoo, feeding the giraffe