Hotel Casa Lucia
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... in their forest. We will be working with Maricarmen, a biologist from Merida, and Eduardo, the tour guide and our main advisor for our projects. I'll post more about our projects as they are completed.
After lunch at home, the whole group had to meet at the U.S. Consolate to hear the spiel about public safety. One thing I learned: IF SOMEONE CALLS YOU SAYING THAT I'M IN THE HOSPITAL OR IN JAIL AND THAT THEY NEED YOU TO SEND LIKE $2,000 FOR ME TO BE OKAY, CALL THE ...
... home, it was starting to warm up again. The ride back was more interesting as there were some roads that were flooded and since we were able to see out our windows again, we were able to see the little children outside of their houses playing as we passed through the small towns.
We got back to the hotel and I thought my dinner reservation was for 7 pm but it's actually for 9 pm so I've got time to relax around the room and take ...
So having avoided the trips that were offered to us to go to various Maya temples and cenotes ("Snorkelling in a cenote?" “ Cycling trip?” any idea how hot it is!?), we opted for our own transport/driver, a guy called Ralf, which allowed us a bit more flexibility and the opportunity to avoid the crowds.
Ralf was a Canadian from German origin, who'd lived in Merida for 25 yrs. As with a lot of drivers ...
Slippery underfoot, it was a case of grappling myself into the rockface, to avoid sliding back into the jagged bed of rocks that lay behind me. Through a couple of crevices, slime on all sides I reached a ledge on the cenote, mucky from the bat "deposits", looking down on the crystal water below. There was only one thing for it...
This was the second of the three cenotes that I visited that day, on an unconventional trip from the city of ...
... we could make out a very large ruin of a Spanish factory where they made rope from henequen in some far forgotten era. It was a great find, the boiler and steam engine were still in place but heavily overgrown with trees and bush. We explored the area and deeper into the jungle we found the overgrown hacienda with its chapel attached. It was a great find. This Hacienda is located just outside the town of Hampolo.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking