White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Travel Tips, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Party Zone is sort of a subset of the Hotel Zone in the Cancun beach resort area. You can't walk 100 meters without happening upon a cash machine (ATM).  I've seen machines owned by at least a half dozen different companies or banks.  I'm not sure why one might need cash while walking/jogging/cycling on this path but, you never know........

...... here's another machine close by in case you need even more cash, perhaps to participate in the "Pole Dance Contest" at the Palazzo Club nearby....

.......of course "partyholics" usually need a lot of cash.......

...or if you need extra cash to participate in the "Sweet and Wild Wet Body Contest" at the Sweet Club here's another machine near there.

Oh yeah, this blog post is about Travel Tips.  I have two:  

First,  the reason for so many ATM's here is that they make a bundle of money on fees from people using them. Especially young folks at night who need more cash to party. The wise traveler will recognize that their home bank likely has affiliations with other banks around the world and if you use one of those partner banks, there are probably NO FEES at their ATM.  That is the case between Bank of America in the United States and their partner Santander Bank in Mexico. It requires forethought, planning, and finding out where "your" ATMs are located.

Second, your home bank or credit card company might offer a "Travel Credit Card" whereby if you use the card overseas, the foreign transaction fees they love to charge are waived.  We have a VISA card just for that purpose.

These two tips have saved us maybe $100 in unnecessary costs on this trip.  As a retiree, I need to watch my pennies (and pesos) - and stop entering pole dancing and wet body contests, I never win anyway.

For some reason, I don't think these men took the trouble to follow my tips.  Nor did the woman whose butt cheeks  seemed to be named "CAN" and "CUN." I guess I can't help everyone...........

1 comment:

  1. These are very good travel tips for travelers and pictures thanks for sharing.

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