“Travels to a Different Time ” : 28August1990: Cancun, Mexico: Oh no it is Montezuma’s!

There is no joking about the “revenge” in Montezuma’s! Morning started with a bit of the runs that quickly transformed into waterfalls. Ok been there before so not so bad then for 6 hours waves of stomach cramps. The pain was so bad I had to stay in bed. At noon I thought a swim might help so made it down to the pool but the bright sunshine turned everything into a white haze. Next were severe chills and fatigue followed by vomit attacks. My diet was water to avoid dehydration as any liquid I ingested was quickly spewed out. The thought of any food with onions and tomato sauce was unthinkable. May I never see Mexican food again! By midnight all that was left was sheer exhaustion and why don’t we say “wet gas”. I asked for a 06:30 wake up call for Saturday as we head back to Toronto. As in true Mexican fashion it never happened. Thank dear God I made it home without any resurgence of the revenge. What did me in? I played by the rules and still got dinged. Was it that damn beef and onions in tomato sauce?

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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