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... and wondering if I brought the right contact lenses with me.
Maybe it is an age thing.
Maybe it is a sign that I should have gone to bed about three hours ago. Definitely time to hit the sack.
Feeling refreshed and a little bit less stupid the next morning, I enjoyed a very nice breakfast prepared by Elsie. Omelette, toast, melon, coffee went down a treat. Had a chat with Craig, an Aussie who it turned out is doing virtually the ...
... Apparently in winter it's normally like this due to the winds constantly churning the water, but no complaints here!!!!
Came in for a late lunch and never made it back to pool or beach. The guys disappeared and we found them having a siesta in their rooms. We made a pitcher of pina coladas, then another, and another, and..................thanks goodness there was leftover pizza from last night for dinner!!!
... Mayan temples and ball courts of Uxmal. Uxmal in the original Mayan language means "house of the rain gods" because unlike other regions, there are no cenotes, lakes or waterfalls so the temples were paramount for the collection of water. The Spanish misinterpreted the Mayan language and named Uxmal "the place where you can farm".
You could spend hours at each site but as we are only getting a glimpse we only touch on a few of the key pyramids. We are absorbed in ...
... a hasty retreat to the safety of the streets.
A few blocks further down the road was the indoor market, Mercado Lucas de Galvez, which was a sprawling mass of stalls and vendors spread across a a number of interconnecting buildings. The air inside was very still and hot but there was a real vibrancy to the place with all the colours of the wares and hustle & bustle around the food stalls.
Earlier in the day, we had been ...
Merida was a welcome change from Cancun, though I'm glad I spent some time in Cancun to see what all the fuss is about...though as a shop assistant told me today, "we just think of Cancun as "gringoland"", he has a point. Merida has been crowned as the cultural capital of the Yucatan state and is filled with numerous museums and a lot of pastel coloured colonial style buildings. However due to the close vicinity to ...