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... they don't use wash cloths, but fortunately my family had some to spare me haha. I slept well with the fan going, but my host dad said he would find me their old hammock that I could sleep in (there are hooks in the wall for that) to be cooler/try a more authentic way of sleeping.
Que chido/padre: "cool"
atirar: to tune
This morning we left Playa by bus to go to Valladolid. On the map you'd expect to travel south to Tulum as we have already done in a cat break-neck speed, then turn inland past Coba and on to Valladolid. All up a trip of some 135km or so. Well not the 10am ADO bus from Playa to Merida - that goes first to Cancun in the totally opposite direction then goes on to Valladolid - its further this way - about 230km and even though ...
... to a cheap bazaar for food and whilst the food was pretty decent for the price, the highlight was the lengths the 2 competing stall owners were going to to try to get our business, each shouting over each other unaware that we had no idea what they were shouting about.
Saturday 11th May
Another early start saw us head to Chichen Itza, arriving by 9am to beat the crowds. Lauren had already been before but seeing the ...
... Largatos on the coast (fresh Pulpo Civiche for lunch at Isla Contoy) and a side trip to the Mayan ruins at Ek Balem, which were gloriously unpopulated by either tourists or guides.
Someone had recommended that we should not miss the folk art collection at Casa de los Venados - a private house that is open for guided tours at 10AM almost every day. We were the only people who showed up and therefore got a very comprehensive tour of ...
... hamburgers, just killing time until our bus to Cancun at 4:30pm from the car-park of ‘The Wonder’. What to expect in Cancun? It has this horrible reputation for spring breakers from the US. So maybe it’s like a Bali for Americans? But then we’ve heard the beach is amazing. The plan for the next few days was simply to get there, stay a night and leave the next morning to an adjoining island, Isla Mujeres, only some 15 minutes away by ferry and much quieter.