Hotel Maria del Carmen
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... far been my favorite hotel in all my travels. Since by the time we had arrived, the sun had already set...we decided to stay in and enjoy the room rather than venture out for the evening.
When morning arrived it was finally time to see one of the seven wonders of the world, Chichen Itza. We got there early so that we could be one of the first ones to enter into the park. We had pre bought tickets on our drive thru the jungle yesterday which entitled us to a ...
... day in the Yucatan, you're supposed to eat muckbipollo)
Nov 2: All Soul's Day
People will be wearing their traditional clothing and keeping up their altars all 3 days. Should these deceased come back to visit their altar, they will not be disappointed but pleased at all the marzapan, sweet bread (Pan de muerto), tamales (spoken "tamal" in the Yucatan) and of course tequila. Paseo de animas? ...
... even noticing we had been there 6 hours and drank 22 beers and 4 shots of tequila between us, including the meals and the tip, it was about $100aud which at the time I thought we had spent to much, but I think I'm just getting to used to the money over here. Since we got to Mexico, to start with everything was so cheap and we would not mind spending money because we were so used to how expensive everything is comparatively ...
... with Daniel the chef that we had pre booked in the morning. We cooked fish tacos. the fish was marinated in a spice that is commonly used in Mexico called 'achiote' as well as lime and brown vinegar. This was pan fried. We also made our own tortillas (these just fold and then are used as tacos) from scratch using only corn flour and water (equal parts of each). We had beans as a side with some chilli added as well as some cooked onion (seasoned with achiote and ...
... had all been designed and built by Chucho, Ellyne's husband. This property had been his family's home when he was a child. He told us that he had left when he was very young because there had been 17 people and only one bathroom.) He had lived for almost 40 years in NYC where he and Ellyne met and were married. He told me he had always wanted to live surrounded by the peaceful sounds of falling water and this place was the fulfillment of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility