This has to count as our first real ‘long haul’ holiday, i.e. outside Europe, back in the days when we were both still working full time. The first thing that struck us was the heat, with condensation permanently on the outsides of the windows to our accommodation. The next oddity was walking around Cancun city centre in just shorts and vests and seeing Christmas stuff in the shops. Another novelty was ‘all inclusive’ drinks, where the waiters didn’t need any prompting to keep us constantly supplied.