I have been posting some pretty serious stuff lately, so I wanted to post something ‘light-hearted.’ I want to talk about the difference in basic hotel safety rules in the United States to those in Mexico.
The hubby and I have traveled to Mexico on five different occasions. We love their culture! The colors are bright and beautiful, the language sings, the food is delicious, the tequila is grand. The people of Mexico are so funny and engaging. We have enjoyed our stay each and every time!
Who reads the fire evacuation route on the back of the door when you check into a hotel? I do! My brother was in a hotel fire, he’s fine, his luggage was not. Ever since then I have always checked the evacuation route in any hotel I stay in.
In the States, you are told to get the hell out of the room as quickly as possible and evacuate the hotel! Leave everything behind … in Mexico, not so much!
First, you are to locate the fire! Then you should find a fire extinguisher and attempt to extinguish the flames. If that doesn’t put the fire out, you are encouraged to try again! For the betterment of all those staying at the hotel, try a third time before gathering your personal items and leaving the scene of the fire to evacuate!
Try again has become our travel battle cry!
(After all, third time is a charm!)
~Cartier in Cozumel