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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wild Cab Ride - Cozumel, Mexico

Good morning,

Sometimes it is the "getting there" that is more exciting than wherever you're going!
Today's images were shot from the window of a cab while we were being whisked to downtown Cozumel, Mexico, from the port.
The cab driver knew the faster he got us where we were going, the faster he could pick up his next fare and earn the next dollar (yes, they deal in US Dollars). 
We were in a cab that looked very much like this one racing in the opposite direction.
Some years ago My Honey and I walked this route from downtown back out to the ship.  It's a long walk, but on a pretty (not too hot) day, quite lovely.  It is wise to stay as far from the road as possible while walking.
There are plenty of places to spend money, but we were here for an appointment.

This was a pretty wild ride, but nothing will compare to the cab ride we had in Naples from Pompeii back to Splendour of the Seas many years ago.  On that ride, the driver got tired of waiting in dead-still Naples traffic so he pulled onto the train tracks and drove a few blocks there.  Scary!   Then there was the cab ride in Morocco....

Next time in Cozumel, I'll just stay on board the ship.  ;)

Lois

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my scariest has been new york city. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I remember the traffic in Mexico City has being wild.

It seems that in the US the taxis have upped their game with the advent of Uber. I don't use cabs unless I have to to nowdays.

Mersad said...

Exploring the city this way is for sure unique. But I guess the upside is, that you can get to many places quickly.