On Tuesday, September 17th we are bound for Isla Mujeres. We just booked our First Class tickets, with ADO, for Cancun for $300 MXN ($23 USD). It is a 4-hour bus trip from Merida, so we should be arriving in Cancun at about noon, and then we’ll head to Isla Mujeres via water taxi. We haven’t decided quite yet how long we’ll stay, but it will probably be for about a week (maybe longer … who knows). With my fractured Spanish it’s always a crapshoot whether I can make myself understood when planning outings like this. I first ask if they can speak English (Habla English?), and of course the answer is almost always no. Then I say: Mi Espanol no es bueno, lo siento while waving my hands around and frowning (and then I laugh). Then I pull out my little slip of paper where I’ve written what I need via Google Translate (and sometimes that’s as funny as my attempts at Spanish). In this case it looked something like this: Estamos viajando a Isla Mujeres y necesitamos boletus a Cancun. 9-17-2013 GL autobus (Merida Centro) en 0800 a.m. Pathetic, huh? I have almost mastered Caveman Spanish: All grunts, faces, gestures and single words. Okay, my Mexican friends, you can stop laughing now.