This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on March 22, 2006
I had been warned, of course. All the tourist books pointed out that it was, well, touristy, but the biggest disappointment was that it was so completely un-Mexican.
I don't know what it's like now, but 20 years ago, when you booked a stay in one of Cancun's shining white high rises on the beach with their overly air- conditioned French and Italian restaurants, you could be anywhere on Earth.
Mexico? Maybe, but you had to look hard.