Trip Report: Christmas in PDC with Kids…Non-AI. We did it, so can you!
Trip Dates: Dec 20 – 28, 2016
This report is broken out in separate “chapters” by day. I tried to manage the details to provide enough but not too much. If you have questions, just ask. I’m happy to help. I added prices where I remembered them, but wasn’t keeping copious notes.
Us: Mom and Dad (mid-40’s); Thing 1(12yo girl); Thing 2(10yo girl)
My Spanish is very good, theirs is not. So I’m the default speaker in all situations (taxis, stores, etc). Working on getting one of the Things up to speed so she can roll on her own. The other Thing can take or leave conversing in Spanish. Whatever, her loss.
Accommodations: Booked through www.latidodemexico.com
2 connected studios with kitchenettes, dining table, balcony. Small, tidy condo complex in THE PERFECT LOCATION. Our first time to PDC proper, having stayed in Playacar previously. We wanted to be close to the beach, beach clubs, quick skip to 5th Avenue…but not too close. There are some thumping clubs! We stayed around 14th St/1st Ave..
Transportation: We relied on foot power, buses and taxis. Hence why location and proximity to eating and beaching were critical for us. Bus and taxi info provided below where appropriate.
Why Non-AI? Because that’s how we travel now. We’ve done AI, love them for what they offered us at that time. Maybe we’ll come back to AI in the future..maybe not. I thoroughly enjoy mixing in with the local community and navigating my way around eating, shopping, transportation. It reminds me how beautiful the people are who drive buses, sweep the streets, and run the laundry on the corner.
Lessons Learned/Things I Would Do Differently: covered in last “chapter” of this write up.
**I’ve used English Street/Avenue locations to make it easier for readers, vs. Calle/Avenida