09.02.2009 - 09.02.2009 80 °F
I am here, I am tired, and I am unpacking.
When you get to Cancún airport and walk out, there's the usual crush of hotel-taxi-transfer hawkers, but if you're transferring buses downtown anyway, it's much cheaper to take the $3 airport bus to the terminal. The trick is, they don't tell you where to catch that bus. It is literally unmarked -- only by assessing the line and then asking for confirmation can you know where to catch it. And it's only at one terminal (2, I think), not the one I arrived at. I may be tired and cranky after a long delay in Philadelphia and lugging two heavy bags around, but I spent 20 minutes (including wandering through the customs area between terminals) finding that bus. I take that deliberately hidden loading area as a personal challenge, and every "want a taxi?" only increases my stamina.