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... pulls on her nametag and the stewardesses - dressed to the T in a beautiful dress and bright red hat - kiss one another and chat like family as they board the plane. Another obvious difference: brain switches to "Spanish mode." When we complete our air travel and secure our luggage in Cancun, we wait around. Two women were taking turns standing with their young, handicapped family member as the other slipped into the restroom. I notice them looking, so I quickly smile. ...
... times). However it really was a great time, and an impressive
natural facet of the region.
Our other daytrip was to the ancient wonder of the world,
Chitchen Itza. Despite all the fairly expensive transport and entrance fees, we
all gritted our teeth and shelled out the cash, to be met with a pleasantly
awesome day out. After a 2 hour bus journey we hopped off the bus and into the
site, and the first thing we saw was the gigantic monolith of El ...
... of the jumps.
We scoped out a dinner venue and carried on to the zocalo, the cathedral quite imposing. We returned to the El Trapiale for dinner, an early one at that. I had fajitas con pollo, a Superior and a Sun. Chatted some with Greg about Belize.
Back to the main square. There was some singing going on but we really could not see it. Fabian left people who wanted to do the cenotes to make their own booking.
Meandered a bit with ...
... just exploring, mostly by foot. The streets are a zoo. by 10AM most of the street vendors are out for the day and dodging them along with the million or so people becomes an art. In the hub of the city, where we are, men with carts are forever sweeping the streets, so it's actually very clean.
The other day we took a local bus up to Progreso, on the coast. Less than $3 return. We left early and were back in Merida by 1, but by then the foot traffic was so crazy ...
... sounded like Aladdin, that we'd been advised to check out by our hostel. Apparently every time you ordered a beer, you got free food. This was in fact true and with every beer, we could three tapas dishes. There were all kinds of seafood and Mexican fare but I steered clear of the luminous items, it's just wrong! After a good feed and a few beers, it was time to head back home.
We'd heard there was a festival on in the town that ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center