Yucatan Roadtrip

Carlos and Jason Mexican roadtrip

Roadtripping con mi hermano mexicano.
This is an excerpt from the trip so far…

Day 2 – Jason and Carlos are driving towards Cancun

After a full day of driving, Jason and Carlos finally reach the Yucatan and decide to check out northern beach town Progreso.

17:00 – Enters Progreso and parks infront of 2 hotels, both empty. They like the city and decide to spend the night.

17:10 – Enters hotel 1 and asks for the price. 350 pesos is the answer for a double.

17:15 – Walks by hotel 2 and asks for the price. 250 pesos for a room with fan, 350 with a/c. Decides to go for beer and think about it.

17:30 – Realizes that everything is shut down along the beach and walks back to the bar at hotel 2 for a beer.

18:30 – Decides they want a balcony room, asks hotel 2 for the price. 500 pesos for room with balcony and ocean view. Decides it´s too much.

18:45 – Walks across the street back to hotel 1 and asks for price for balcony room. 400 pesos is the answer.

19:00 – Decides it is ok and are ready to pay, then realizes they have no more cash. Asks if they take visa. No is the answer.

19:15 – Finds cash machine, and tries bank card eventhough Carlos insists that his card is not working properly. Card works and cash is withdrawn.

19:30 – Stops for a coffee.

20:00 – Back to hotel 1, but there is a new person present. Price for balcony room is now 500 Pesos.

20:15 – Decides it´s too much and walks back across the street to hotel 2.

20:20 – There is a new person in hotel 2 as well. He doesn´t understand us. Request the room in the corner with a nice balcony. He does not understand us and asks if we want room with fan or a/c. Brings us to another room, with an ok balcony. We said it is ok and ask for the price. 400 pesos is the price. We say ok and we get a room with a balcony.

20:45 – Drink beer on the balcony watching the waves from the ocean.

23:59 – Jason promises not to drink any more alcohol during the rest of the trip if Carlos doesn´t smoke or drink coffee for the rest of the trip. Both agree.

Next morning – Jason wakes up and can´t find Carlos. Goes out and sits on the balcony. Carlos returns with a coffee and cigarette in hand and sees Jason with a beer. The trip continues….


Jason is the author of the book This All Encompassing Trip and loves to travel to see Pearl Jam. He spends his time doing design and video work as well as running a daddy blog called The Rockstar Dad.


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