Hostal Santa Lucia
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
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... and wandering what to do with just under a litre of guacamole... We booked a bus ticket for the next morning to Campeche, the most convenient place from which to travel to Calakmul if you don't have a car. We spent the rest of the day overeating guac and brooding about the car hire failure. In the end making our way out to Calakmul without a car was infinitely more exciting and adventurous than our road trip would have been. But more on that next ...
... for the week. It was quite a job but we managed to get 6 people in the car with most of the luggage tied on the roof and the rest packed around our legs. We didn't have much room to move but we managed.
The trip was long and sitting in the very back hard to hear conversation or see much out of the windows so I used the time wisely in catching up on my sleep. We stopped in Valladolid for a break and a bite ...
... same yellow - quite cool! Quick walk around here then hit the road again. Stopped for a buffet lunch - amazing!! Pulled pork tacos had to be the highlight. Also had some mexican dancing entertainment which was cool to see. Next stop was the Chichen Izit ruins. These are 800yrs old - some awesome structures still standing and cool to see some Mayan ruins and Mayan people (who have zero body hair - quite the opposite to Marcus) selling mexican ...
... surprise was the fact that there was free WiFi in every park in the city :-) On Sundays there is an artisan market on the Plaza Grande. Be sure to try the "elote" (corn) ice-cream!
On the second day we went to Ría Celestún, a national reserve about 2,5 hours by bus (52 MXN one way) away from Mérida. It's known for the flamingos who reside there as well as for its wildlife. Unfortunately, it ...
... by without any majors ...
Little things like:
- First encounter of a police check coming on board asking for passport which I had with me and they wanted to see the immigration slip which was in my bag down below but somehow this did not concern them.
- Hawkers coming on board selling food and ...