Hotel Maria del Carmen
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... Muriel's favourite). Some of the friezes and carving are still well preserved. There was a sculpture of the two headed jaguar, the only one remaining in Mexico, the others are overseas.
The afternoon we went swimming in cenotes (sink holes in English). The whole of the Yucatan pernisula used to be under the sea, the limestone underground had been eroded with underground caves, caverns and rivers. It is likened to a Swiss cheese!! ...
... tourists. We had our first churro (fried dough covered in sugar.....that one gets a checkmark for sure), then a marquecita (crepe filled with shredded cheese..........another checkmark). Also tried a street taco (checkmark), corn on the cob with lime, powdered cheese and hot sauce (no checkmark here) and a corn tortilla with pork and hot sauce (checkmark). We went downstairs and found ourselves in the fish ...
... We got there in the end.
Next day we headed on to Valladolid, calling in to see Chitzen Itza on the way. The journey was memorable for the air-con on the bus being set to ‘Siberian Winter’ and for the E. P. length set of excruciatingly painful singing by an urchin trying his best to do some busking- poor kid.
We arrived at Chitzen Itza late, which was bad for being able to leisurely wander about it all (I think ...
So, I went to mass with Mama Angelita today. Thank goodness they had a follow-along pamphlet this time so that I could participate. Their priest here is American, and gave a pretty comforting homily about how death is a party for the departed, and we have to remember that as we suffer on earth for the ones that we have lost.
After mass, Mama insisted on buying me a marquesita (fried dough wrapped in a role filled with cheese and nutella...aka my new craving). Then, ...
... some dinner. I found a very nice restaurant just across the road from the hostel. After lunch/dinner I returned to my bunk to do some more blogging and had an early night. While I was disappointed I hadn't seen Chichen Itza I was obviously exhausted and my body was telling me to slow down. Considering I am only 2 weeks into my trip 11 week trip I decided it was best to listen to it.