Yup, I was in
Our trip was sudden but it had been in the cards for a while. It really was a business trip for my DH and he’d been trying to work out a date when we could go but leave the kids behind with grandparents so the Easter break worked out best. However, I had a few work commitments that clashed a little, so the timing was crucial. Once the trip was confirmed at his end, it was time to book my flights and cross my fingers that the visa turned up in time.
My flight was on the Saturday from London Heathrow and I was at The Gadget Show all day – in
It was a frustrating and stressful journey, to say the least. I had no idea what was going on as train staff didn’t seem to know themselves and I really did think I wasn’t going to make my flight. Thankfully I was in constant contact with my DH who was in
After this ridiculous journey we eventually made it to the airport and to our flight. We arrived in
The city itself is quite impressive: tall buildings everywhere, with wide highways between them and tons of building works and road works everywhere. The impression I have of
After a few days I realized that this place reminded me a lot of
Much has been said about the people and the amazing service one gets everywhere. This was indeed very true but I must say (patriotically) that I find the same great service at most Mexican resorts and indeed a lot of US hotels too. What was noticeable is that the mix of people is like none I’ve ever seen before: there was literally everyone from everywhere. It was just as easy to spot typical tourists in shorts and strappy tops (which are not really allowed in public places, btw) as it was to spot women in amazing saris, men in national costume or girls decked out in black from head to toe, carrying fabulous designer handbags. I really liked that – it was almost like wandering around Epcot World Showcase, but for real.
I only spent 3 nights in