Life is too short to worry about it
The Isla Mujeres is a magical place; It is the only place we have visited tree time in over 20 annual vacations. It has changed a lot over ten years, but it still has its charm. Condos and new homes are going up all over the island, some being rented out to tourist and others owned. Ten years ago, there were a few cars, and most people used golf carts. Times have changed.
There are now car ferries from the mainland and lots of taxies. The problem is not only the congestion on busy holiday periods; it is the smell of burning fuel. The pollution controls on diesel golf carts are none existent, and this should change. Why not make the whole island electric. It could be done over time — my only complaint.
This Island is Paradise with beautiful warm turquoise waters and super friendly people, The Marina Paraiso Hotel was a peaceful place to bond with the new puppy with a beautiful property. The whole island had good restaurants in all price ranges. A great place to visit and maybe live one day.
Our new puppy named Fabio made the long trip home 7 hours flying time and an overnight stay in Vancouver. We found him to be a joy to travel with. He slept most of the ay home. We used the training puppy pads that he used successfully after two days of having him. Smart dog. After seven days of being home, he is showing signs that house training will be short, he just started barking to go outside.
Of course, everyone asks what type of dog he is, and we are curious about how many different breads he is combined with. All we know for sure is that he has hound in him. Regardless of what he makes up is, he is sensitive and loves to cuddle, making him a good match for our older dog and our family.
We found our way to the Isla Animals adoption place and discovered that there were a lot of puppies to choose from. We were looking for a small dog but of course once you see so many cute puppies size does not matter. So far we have visited every day, and it looks like we have found one, or should I say my son has found one. The Shelter has lots of visitors, and the puppies are a hit with tourist. It looks like we will be getting a puppy small enough to be a carry-on for the plane ride which makes things so much easier — the next step in the paperwork and moving to a pet-friendly hotel. We stayed close to town for the new years celebration and to get grounded in the Mexico vibe. The new year celibration is a blast in Mexico.
We stayed at the Hotel Posada Del Mar. Nothing special but affordable with a great pool and location. Food is acceptable, and the staff is friendly. Then we are heading to a hotel that is also a marina; it is a ground floor suite that accepts pets. It will be a great way to bond with the puppy before we hop on a plane.