Thursday, January 8, 2009

Say What!!? Infrastructure in Mexico...

Now who says Mexico can't build a solid road system??? Now, now, before anyone says anything.. I'm not saying that they do BUILD them, but I am saying they certainly can!!!

Take a look at a few of these pics from a recent road trip from Cancun, Q.Roo to Progresso, Yucatan.

I could barely believe my eyes when I saw a ... get this... 4 , yes I said 4 lane highway!!!! Now that is 4 lanes ONE direction!!!!!!




For those of you living/vacationing in Cancun - Progresso is well worth the trip!!! It's a 3 1/2 hours drive along a toll hwy, and it's very safe. However, they do have checkstops with the Mexican Army along the way.... They are good - they're not looking for YOU... At every stop they have washrooms (bathrooms for non cdns and brits) - and get this, FREE toilet paper!!!! The washrooms are very clean and the toilets actually have toilet seats!!!

Now, I'm not a person who enjoys driving in places I don't know very well, and I managed to drive the ENTIRE way home!!!!! Ahhh... so proud!

I only wish you could have seen the look on my dad's face while I was driving, oh man can we say BACKSEAT driver!!!! (love you pops) However, could have done w/out the comments "Respete la velocidad" repeatadly!!!!! I do have to admit I am fairly lucky I didn't get a ticket (ahhh....knock on wood 3 times)!! The highway has a decent speed of 110km/hour. Now I don't endorse speed driving, however, it's a fairly quiet highway and it's allllllllllll straight for the most part!!! 12o wouldn't be bad!!


Neways, I will most definitely be planning a trip out there again... Sooner, rather than later!!! My next post will have some pics from our time in Progresso!!

Oh and one more thing....

Did I mention you pass such places as Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Merida along the way? Ohhh...sure there are many more towns, but truthfully I just can't spell them!! LOL!!!

Viva Mexico :)) y...respete la velocidad!
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2 comments:

Michele in Playa said...

Just found your blog and found "moi" on your blogroll. Muchas gracias chica! I've just added you to mine. Drive on!!

On Mexican Time said...

Arrriiiibbba!