Hotel Casa Lucia
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Outdoor pool
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... back for more baking, reading, chatting. It's a tough day so far.
By 2 or 3 we're sufficiently cooked and head to the comfort of the air conditioned room and then have another decision to make..............do we take something out for dinner? or go to town and eat out. This can be a lengthy discussion to make a decision as well. Todays decision was a quick one of going to town. David got some kind of bites on his side last Friday ...
... But English is so ubiquitous around the world that it's hard to find anywhere where people don't speak it ... except here. Even most people in the tourism industry only speak Spanish. In some cases Spanish is their second language, after one of dozens of local indigenous languages. But despite being technically in North America, Mexico has not Americanized and adopted English as any kind of widespread second language. ...
... jaguar, painted red and inlaid with eyes and spots of pure jade. Unfortunately you can't climb or go inside any of the structures since 2006, so we didn't get to see the statue. We then went around the back to see the Observatory. Also called El Caracol (The Snail) for its spiral staircase, this building was an astronomical observatory. The various slits in the walls correspond to the positions of certain celestial bodies on key dates in the Maya calendar. Next we ...
... any punny tshirts in case some Guatemalan drug kingpin mistakenly thought I was insulting his family or something so I settled for the generally inoffensive 'I Love Pies' slogan. Unfortunately it appears that that means 'I love feet' in Spanish so I had to walk around all day with people thinkung I had some kind of weird foot fetish...
Schlepping is the name of the game on this trip as we were staying in Merida that night so we all had to cart around our huge rucksacks as well ...
... plaza, and lots of outer ruins too. The Building of Columns is the most impressive, and would probably have had a roof, and we wandered around almost on our own in the sunshine taking pictures.
We then continued to Merida, which became wealthy thanks to the henequen, and was influenced more by European trading partners than central Mexico. Elegant town ...