Hotel Villa del Mar
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... up, helped in part by a free drinks ladies hour. Conversation still remained tricky. As I keep pointing out it's Touristville now, so people are less inclined to mingle and meet new people, and prefer to stick to the group of friends they travel with. Plus as they are only on holiday so conversation is less interesting. Less people on my wavelength.
Around 1am the bar closed and we were led to the main club drag. Being ...
Being so close to the US, land containing Cenotes has been snapped up by wealthy investors on the most part, who have turned this entire strip of cost into "adventure parks" for the most part, offering five star service and family vacations for Americans on holiday with cash to splash at comparatively cheap Mexican prices.
We happened upon a Cenote that is still a local operation - Cenote Cristalino - with a little ...
... The show began a few minutes later. The hypnotist would change from Spanish to English and back so sometimes it was hard to follow. Then he kept saying "I will need one person from each couple" and Bryce and I were getting worried because neither one of us wanted to go up. Then he called people up to the stage and some couples went together and some went by themselves. We stayed where we were and so did the older couple we were talking to earlier.
... Ulrich (his Mother's partner) even brought us his wonderful freshly made bread in the morning which was such a treat!
The town was a 25 minute walk (or a 15 minute jog in the intense Mexican morning sun!) and was concentrated around one main road of shops, bars and clubs, which became very lively at night. When walking down this strip in the evening we expected to be hounded by people trying to get us into their restaurants but to our surprise we were offered ...
... Luckily my tank lasted me to the top, except I had to manually inflate my BCD once I surfaced. You really want to avoid being anywhere below 500 psi, but I had told Arie I was at 500 when it happened and she told me it was ok because she had air if I needed it. Next dive, I will be going up at 500 psi, and not risking life itself. It's all part of the learning experience though :). We dove for an hour, and when I returned to the hostel, the party was just starting. 1 ...