> "Spring break in Mexico; it's like, well, America."
> The Register-Guard, 28 March 2000, Sec. A, p.5, cols. 3-4.
> "Many of the students said Cancun broadened their horizons by allowing
> them to meet people from different places -- such as Omaha, Neb., and
> Escanaba, Mich."
> For many visiting Americans, the U.S.-friendly atmosphere is one of
> the resort's main draws. "When you're bringing kids down, they have
> limited repertoires of what they can eat," said Tom Retzinger, a doctor
> from Winona, Minn., who accompanied his high school daughter for some
> fun in the sun. His destination: The Hard Rock Cafe. But some of the
> students complain that they came down for a taste of Mexico-- and found
> nothing but America on the Caribbean. [Matt] Leiszler said in his first
> three days in Cancun, the only Mexicans he had a chance to talk with
> were the drivers of the taxis he rode in. All spoke perfect English.
> "When you go to vacation in Mexico, you want to get away from it all.
> But this is just like back home." -Matt Leiszler
> "If I'm going to Mexico, I'd like it to be more Mexican," said Amir
> Redakhorshad, a 20 year-old junior at West Virginia University in
> Morgantown. Part of the reason Cancun is so American is that it was
> built not from a Mexican beach town but from nothing. Until 1970, this
> L-shaped sand bar off the Yucatan Peninsula was barren. In a frenzy of
> government-sponsored construction that took place over the screams of
> ecologists, Cancun has become one of the world's top tourist
> Many of the students said Cancun broadened their horizons by
> allowing them to meet people from different places -- such as Omaha,
> Neb., and Escanaba, Mich.
> "It's a good mixture of people," said Kate Roberts, a 21-year-old
> junior at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. "They come from all
> over the United States."