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  • Jitterbug

    i want to hear about your mexico vacation

    the good, the bad and the ugly

    i can imagine why you hated the A/I

    did you do any tours? get out and about any?

    dish it . . .

  • #2
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    right - come with it Jitters ~

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    • #3
      Re: Jitterbug

      has jitt checked in today????????????????

      i worry about the cold tundra people [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Re: Jitterbug

        no need to worry about us with the cold ... we are a hardy bunch up here ... just keep adding layers of clothing and have no skin exposed!! Your bathing suits would never do!! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/proud_jamaica.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          Re: Jitterbug

          good morning gang
          well, there were a lot of bad and ugly . . . do i dare? . . .

          edited to add: i'll compose something in a word document and post in a bit . . .
          better to want than to have . . .

          next reach dec. 28, 2011
          april 04, 2012

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          • #6
            Re: Jitterbug

            <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JitterBug</div><div class="ubbcode-body">good morning gang
            well, there were a lot of bad and ugly . . . do i dare? . . .

            edited to add: i'll compose something in a word document and post in a bit . . . </div></div>

            <span style='font-size: 11pt'>yep please share - we want to feel good about spending all our vacation dollars on jamaica [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]</span>

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            • #7
              Re: Jitterbug

              resort 5+ stars, boutique rooms, including robe service, 24-7 room service with really good champagne flowing, our package included full spa service, water sports, my travelling companion’s friend is the travel agent and she threw that in . . . three infinity(sp?) pools on the property, lovely, two buffet areas, two snack bars and 5 a la carte dining rooms, a sports bar that was open 24-7, a photo shop, gift shop and a jewllery shop all on property. . . . beautiful beach property from afar . . . nice thatched little cabanas all around the beach, beach bar . . .

              the first odd thing i noticed about this resort is the lack of birds, butterflies, any kind of living creatures that are plentiful in the tropics, no tree frogs at night . . .

              i was up early the first morning to see a whole heap of workers spraying the grounds, the cloud of smoke everywhere, now i know why there is no “bug and bird life” on the property . . .
              better to want than to have . . .

              next reach dec. 28, 2011
              april 04, 2012

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              • #8
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                disclaimer: these are my own interpretations and perceptions about mexico. i realize a lot of people love the place [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whatever.gif[/img]. . . .

                my travel companion loves this type of thing, [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70456-eyebrows.gif[/img] i got talked into this, [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/helpsmilie.gif[/img] thought i’d experience this grand livestyle that is not my normal [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70379-moneyeyes.gif[/img] . . . i prefer to travel in “eco friendly” and “local” places where i can choose to eat at different locations, and just wander around and chat with people . . .

                first of all just the sheer numbers of people [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/dizzy.gif[/img] . . . maybe i suffer from phobias [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/yahoo.gif[/img] . . .i’m the type of person that makes snap judgments and decisions all of my life and this was not different: i don’t gel with mexicans [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/nahtalktoyuh.gif[/img] . . . . . . to me they were rude and ignorant. . . . the workers at the a-1 smiled the whole day long [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img] making me believe that it was part of their job description . . . i don’t do any spanish and they plan just refuse to speak english and i’m pretty sure many of them could . . . now, the other guests were something else [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/scareyuh.gif[/img]. . .
                better to want than to have . . .

                next reach dec. 28, 2011
                april 04, 2012

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                • #9
                  Re: Jitterbug

                  the thing i hate about A/I is the other guests

                  too much asking "where do you live, what kind of work do you do, are you jamaican, do you come here often, well when i was in {name some fancy place}it was bla bla bla

                  i like to meet locals not tourists [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70400-talktohand.gif[/img]

                  and cruising is just as bad


                  disclaimer: IMHO [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jitterbug

                    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JitterBug</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                    i don’t gel with mexicans [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/nahtalktoyuh.gif[/img] . . . . . . to me they were rude and ignorant. . . . </div></div>

                    [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
                    24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case...coincidence??

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                    • #11
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                      i’ve lived a pretty “out there” life [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70374-lipsrsealed.gif[/img] . . . but what i witnessed at these exclusive resorts is just plain nasty [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/scareyuh.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70361-embarassed.gif[/img] . . . on the other hand, maybe that kind of behaviours is what happens in “suburbia” . . . so it seems . . . perhaps i’m a prude, although i never thought so before . . . this was not a “couples” or “no kids” place . . .

                      lots of good family people, quite a few 3 generations along, lots of kids, lots and lots of drunks, disorderly drunks, and “other” misfits [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/vomit.gif[/img]. . . all out by the pool . . . endless people of “different sexual orientation” doing their thing in and around the pool, things that should have been done in private [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whatever.gif[/img]. . . i’m not for public affection displays . . . lots of little kids around . . .

                      big percentage of women had fake boobs, [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/helpsmilie.gif[/img] it was hard not to notice. . . fully made up faces [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70392-silly.gif[/img] with big, big hair [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/1teeth.jpg[/img] . . . high heels [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/dizzy.gif[/img] . . . i felt like i was on another planet, since none of this is my normal lifestyle. . .
                      better to want than to have . . .

                      next reach dec. 28, 2011
                      april 04, 2012

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jitterbug

                        sounds like Hedo

                        couldn't you "escape"

                        did you get off-resort?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Jitterbug

                          i went to playa de carmen two times and once across to cozumel . . . lovely, colorful and very, very busy places. . . . many, many people milling about, stores lined up one after the other selling the same stuff . . . stuff made in china . . . some good leather stores. they had some good knock offs . . .

                          getting of the plane, i did not experience that humid, sweet smelling air. the terrain in the mayan is like northern manitoba with a smattering of some palm trees . . . did not see one jelly stand, sugar cane or mangos and such. . . . since i had no spanish, nobody was able to direct me to an open air market.

                          all the fruit at this resort was imported . . . ripened in some cooler . . .

                          just the vast number of people . . . . . walking down 5th avenue was tricky, you had to dodge the "people traffic" . . . i thought ochi had a lot of tourists. man, that's nothing in comparison.

                          i walked for miles and miles in each direction along the rocky coast line . . . it looks blue and green but really dirty at shore level . . .

                          jamaica does it for me . . . it feels like home.
                          better to want than to have . . .

                          next reach dec. 28, 2011
                          april 04, 2012

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jitterbug

                            sounds like you were in standard A/I world

                            reportedly - even the resorts in jamaica import most food items

                            there are some eco resorts on the "mayan rivera" that i prefer

                            and i much prefer mayan food to mexican food

                            sounds like you need a vacation from your vacation [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]

                            have you ever taken your travel agent friend on your style jamaican trip?

                            sounds like she would trip [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jitterbug

                              jamaica has a bad rap with some people . . . my friend cringes just at the mention of my style holidays . . . she thinks i'm insane for staying at jah b's . . .

                              <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">sounds like you need a vacation from your vacation </div></div>


                              just booked it . . . april 5 to 15 . . . i'm feeling so deprived . . . it was good for me to experience mexico. people have said all sorts of things, i should do this and that and so on, well, i know what i like and need and jamaica fits the bill.
                              better to want than to have . . .

                              next reach dec. 28, 2011
                              april 04, 2012

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