Estado de Quintana Roo Local Customs

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Estado de Quintana Roo Local Customs

  • Tipping

    Cancún Local Customs

    I generally tip both the maid(on the bed) and the mini fridge server (normally in fridge so obvious for him) a couple of dollars each day, these are separate jobs (always been female for maids and male for bar porter, but this could be different at different resorts but doubt it). This will help you know if the person responsible for filling the...

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  • Native Animals

    Playa del Carmen Local Customs

    We've seen the large band of coatis on both of our trips to Riu Tequila, in 2009 they were hanging out near the pool and near some of the rooms near the pool waiting for someone to take pity on them and give them a snack. They seem to come out near sundown and don't appear to be particularly frightened of the large international group of sun...

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  • Learn the lingo

    Cancún Local Customs

    Many first names have a Spanish equivalent. For fun, find out if you have a Spanish name before you go so that you can use it to introduce yourself. Hotel workers, guides, and locals will be able to remember your name much better if it's something familiar that they can easily pronounce. The first few days I was in Mexico I noticed that locals had...

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  • Slow Pace

    Cancún Local Customs

    Any gringos with little patience for slow service should probably stay away from Cancun. The fact that the city owes it's sheer prominence almost entirely to foreign tourism, combined with the Yucatan Peninsula's staggering humidity, keeps Cancun perhaps a virtual opposite of such places as New York or Osaka, when it comes to a businesslike...

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  • ???

    While walking / hiking through Xcaret, I turned my head and saw this!!! Now, I'm not sure what the deal was, but this guy evidently was doing it as an act / show, or he was REALLY getting in touch with his roots! Either way, it was kind of scary.......!

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  • A Mayan kid with a baby

    We found out that at the age of 14 a Mayan girl was allowed to have a baby. Not only allowed but it is normal. The families are big and a normal women would get about 6 till 10 kids. The boys were there to get them the materials for food (oak, wood, sugar) and the girls made the food, get the water from the well, making house and things like...

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  • Get your own water part III

    OOoooooops i think i made a mistake. This bike tire / wheel wasnt for a bucket.Looking at this picture i think they are even smarter then i think they were.Well its a good thing its not a heavy duty cause the ladies have to do it. But then again.... maybe they can invent a way to get the water easy into the little houses, cause the most of the...

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  • Get your own water part II

    If you think you arrived in an area where stupid people live then you are wrong. If you dont have the money to buy things you have to be smart .... and these people were very smart. Pulling the bucket in the well all the way up can be very hard, so what do you do with a bike that is not used anymore (or can be used for a better case?)You make it...

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  • Get you own water

    In the middle of this little town (with no name) there is a well. Maybe they can use it for making a wish, but surtainly they can use it for getting fresh (?) drinking water.The well is very deep and the girls (yes they still are used for the housekeeping part) have to bring a bucket all the way down and all the way up.

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  • Grow up your own food

    Chickens are easy to breed. So when you start with just 2 you can have enough of them for the whole family.Chickens are better off then in the European countries. With us they have to sitt in small cages with 20 others on her lipp. Here they can just run till its time to be eaten.

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