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Old 09-27-2014   #16 (permalink)
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my point would be to not go on the resort in the first place....Italian night in Mexico? Really?
Silly.
Just. Plain. Silly.
We also have German restaurants. And Japanese. And Chinese. And Swedish. And Thai. And...oh...God...good ole American restaurants.
How did they get here? Who let the in?
Pass the tortillas, please
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watered down liquor and mediocre food just isn't my thing. Cant imagine why the AI experience is best for newbies, bizarre comment.
Top shelf liquor and great food can be had at an AI
Well...not the Allegro
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It took me about 2 years to realize that a Mayan Riveria vacation means not having to do something. The first year, we did lots of tourist stuff, and I spent my spare time fixing the running toilet and the broken door locks. Now, I bring my loaded up Kindle and a guitar, and I don't worry about any of the other stuff. Lots of beach time and people watching (some of the best I've seen on 5th ave and the beach). Realizing that relaxing and just hanging out is a good thing is key. Vacation doesn't necessarily mean gogogogogogogo all the time. Sometimes, it's just stop, stop, stop.
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"Top shelf liquor and great food can be had at an AI"

now you are reaching...
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Exactly.
I couldn't agree more but your statement has nothing to do with AI vs non AI
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"Not necessarily best. More comfortable when people are already apprehensive about traveling to Mexico. AI's are controlled. No hawkers or some of the other things that can be overwhelming on the first trip. They are good at making people relax."


I agree, AI's do pander to fear. There are a lot of people that don't need their fear pandered to and have great pampered relaxing vacations.
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"Top shelf liquor and great food can be had at an AI"

now you are reaching...
No. I am not.
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"Top shelf liquor and great food can be had at an AI"

now you are reaching...
Wow. You must have stayed at a really crappy AI. Luckily, I haven't.
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watered down liquor and mediocre food just isn't my thing.
And I don't agree with this.

Not all AI resorts have watered down liquor and mediocre food, in fact I've had many outstanding meals at AI resorts. A budget resort? Might end up with mediocrity. A higher rated resort? Should end up with decent food and decent (top shelf) drinks.

It's fine if AI isn't your thing, it's all about choices. Some people like AI, some people don't. Fantastic for everyone, we can all have our desired vacation! But why make negative blanket statements about the AI experience, when it's obvious you don't have enough (or any) experience staying at them to do so?
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AI's do pander to fear.
Talk about reaching!
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my point would be to not go on the resort in the first place....Italian night in Mexico? Really?
I don't understand why it would be strange to have an Italian night at a resort in Mexico. Even Mexicans don't eat Mexican food every day, and love Italian food.
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read post 14 shammy
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I don't understand why this is hard for you to grasp. You are comfortable in the real world. So am I. I have also dragged down dozens of newbies over the years. Some have never left the country. 5th ave can be "overwhelming" if you dont know that it's just business. Most of the new people are comfortable in an AI. Then trips to town in small doses. By the second trip, they are ready to go off site and enjoy themselves. That being said, I STILL enjoy the AI experience. But you are yet to explain why you are so against it.
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come on UNO if you read my posts you wouldn't ask the question. Your assumption that I am dead set against AI's is just that an assumption and an incorrect one at that.
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I couldn't agree more but your statement has nothing to do with AI vs non AI
We started AI's, changed to boutique hotels, then condos, back to AI and back to boutique hotels and condos....we like a variety of experiences...the key is picking the right hotel, condo or AI that suits your particular preferences.....
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