Hotel Maria del Carmen
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... and it was HOT. The hottest so far I think, but thats ok I thought, the hostel dorms have aircon right? Nope... The good thing is that the dorm was on the 3rd floor and with several large windows/ doors/ balconies which captured alot of wind and the rooms were nice and airey, so in truth it felt pleasant. There was only 1 other guest in the room, an old Canadian lady who was in Mexico for cheaper and better health care... She seemed to be happy with ...
... and then set off to go and see some of the surrounding waterfalls in the region – we decided to do it via public transport rather than take a tour, but again this didn’t really work out as it almost cost the same and by doing it that way I needed to do a second day and spend a night there – I guess if any advantage , we had a bit more time to spend at the sights.
Slightly underestimated the walk there as turned out to be ridiculously long, but ...
... I loved every minute of it, but I can't help but partly wish I could have completed that much on the Appalachian Trail today and wake up tomorrow to mountain ridges and solitude and only the sounds of my own footsteps, breath and nature. Instead, I'm headed to a fair dedicated to the indigenous Maya. Should there by any "living Maya" (as they are called) I bet they will have a similar longing to leave this concrete and return ...
... t really like it until you adjust and get used to your surroundings, not Merida, we loved it straight away. As we walked around a man came up to us and started talking to us, he welcomed us to Merida and asked where we were from and about our travels, he worked at a restaurant and gave us a card to come for dinner later, he was a very nice man, then he took us to the Mayan markets where they sell all the hand made hammocks, hats, tapestry and jewelry. After he left ...
... guy must have taken the rest of the day off after 'taking us for a ride', hehe. The funny thing was we hadn't taken much cash with us and after paying the cenote entrance fee we were down to our last 20 peso. This became a problem when we found out the locker hire required a 50 peso deposit. Luckily they let it slide. We walked down the stairs to the underground cenote and it was incredible. Crystal clear water surrounded by caves and rocks and best of all we had it all ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility