Our first 9 days in Playa Del Carmen, have gone by quickly, it took a few days to settle into our condo, as it is a lot noisier here at night, sucks when you can't sleep! Our condo is great, otherwise, we solved the noise problem ourselves, as the management had no other room to move us to, and offered no other help.
We took the 2 mattress' off the beds in the 2nd bedroom and stood them up against the windows in our room, had to stuff a few pillows around them and place a chair against them, but they are now covered by the drapes and the sound is greatly muffled. Now that we can sleep we quite like it here!
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The weather has really improved from a couple weeks ago on Isla Mujeres, we now talk about sweating too much and enjoy sitting in the shade under a Palapa....Yeah, it is a tough life.
Walking down 5th Ave there are many changes. There are new Hotels being built, a beach front Hyatt, and a large mall on 5th Ave that was only a shell last year, now is a 3 story modern shopping mall, with Victoria's Secret, Forever 21, Nike, Sanborns and much more. Honestly I don't think it belongs here, but apparently that is the future for Playa Del Carmen. Progress apparently. There are many small Mexican stores mixed in on 5th Ave, some across the road from this big mall, some have a new Designer store beside them, it is quite a mix, I do hope the keep some of the mix.