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Cancun及Yucatán Peninsula自驾游: Cancun Downtown

如果说Cancun Hotel Zone 是游客的天下,那么Cancun Downtown就是生活在Cancun城市中的墨西哥当地人的世界了。每到一处,一是为了补充粮草,二是想体验体验当地人的生活,我们总是跑到当地人的商店里去采购。这一次也不例外。


Downtown 其实离Hotel Zone不远,如果从北面入口出去的话。偏偏我功课做的不细,从南面出口出去拐上了Av Tulum, 一条和Hotel Zone平行去Downtown的大路。按理说这是Cancun的一条主干路了,可是路况奇差,坑坑洼洼简直就是小驴路。这会儿上下班高峰期间,奇塞。沉舟侧畔,千舟竞发。于是两道的地方开出三趟车,三道的地方开出四趟来,地上看不清的路标名负其实的没用。不过大家心态平和,这一路上倒很少听到喇叭响,也没有过分钻来钻去的,也没碰到什么事故。等我适应了一阵子“这脸对脸儿到底可以多亲近”的当地习惯之后,也就安心多了。脸贴得近也有好处,这不LD正在狂查地图的时候,旁边这辆车司机冲我们敲窗户,要利用红灯间隙主动帮我们找路来着。当地的民风不失淳朴,后来在加油站问路也好,迷途之后路旁问路也好,都有热心的会说不会说英文的路人来帮忙,这一点让我们感慨不已,在极其商业化的Cancun当地人还能乐于助人,不得不赞。

Downtown不久也到了,LD越发的紧张起来。每次出去玩,LD其实很痛恨她的查地图找路的角色,这也是我们几年前就买了GPS的主要原因,可惜墨西哥没有合适的电子地图,这会儿,又回到了一手拿地图一手瞪街牌的原始方法。这里要评评墨西哥的街牌了,完全不符合通常习惯。举个例子,十字街头,你自然想着迎面的街牌是和你垂直的一条路,而自己这路的街牌应该看和自己平行的街口。人家不,大多时间两块街牌都挂在迎面的路口,顿时晕菜,哪个是哪个呢?后来晕了N次才明白,原来上面还又个小箭头呢,你光看路名不行,还有看箭头指向,向左、向右、向上?LD说幸好没看到指向下的。

Downtown另一处让人开车头痛的就是些不大不小的圆圈广场,这类设计在我们故乡城市也很多。做路人的时候自然觉得城市景色一个圈一个圈的看起来不错,可开了车就发现这完全是增加开车难度和交通堵塞。不熟悉路的话你转进去就不知哪条路该转出来了,看明白路牌想出,嘿,慢着,你外面还里三层外三层大家正绕着呢。oh my。

误打误撞看到了想去的Walmart,而且在旁边还看到了一家中餐馆:香港。想着这一天还没好好吃一顿呢,这会儿天色已晚,还是先解决肚子问题再切磋车技吧。香港这餐馆修的东方特色鲜明,红釉绿琉璃瓦,亭轩楼台,古意昂然,内部的装潢也是大红灯笼高高挂,背景音乐是江南的小调,气氛是绝对够了。可惜一看菜单,得,和这餐馆waiter一样,地道的西化啊。不得不说两句的就是是菜的分量,开在墨西哥好歹也应该和人家的饭量靠拢不是。得,这一顿有中餐气氛却没什么中餐味道的晚餐下来,评价是两个字:没饱。

接着考察当地物价指数,才发现Walmart里面的东西大都超过美国价格,水果,瓶装水,饼干,海鲜等等,看着当地人买的兴高采烈地,一时间有些困惑当地人的收入程度。不过贵归贵,该买的还得买,采购了一顿,还买好了N天早餐的墨西哥各式各样点心,我们又重新踏上了夜色。

后来几天开车每每错过了Hotel Zone南面的入口,都不情愿地在Downtown兜圈找路。而最后看到downtown的一次,是我们还了车,夜幕中乘Ado长途汽车从Playa回来,惊喜的发现整个城市张灯结彩亮起来,喧闹的街道,欢喜的人群,整个世界已经开始迎接2007了。

注:从hotel zone有很方便的当地公车去downtown, 每次收费US 0.50. 汽车是红色的,前面有R-1, Hoteles, 或者Zona Hotelera标识。

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