AJ and I arrived safely in Cancun, and took the first of many such photos. We ate, and then bought our first bus tickets to get to Merida. Merida is about 4 hours away from Cancun by road-- it's the largest city in the Yucatan, with a population of nearly a million people. It's also the capital of Yucatan state, and not very touristy.
Here's a map, if you're curious!