Hotel Ibis Merida
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... 10 minute break at Campeche and tried to get some hot food: ham and cheese bun for 30 pesos / NZ $ 2.80 / US $ 2.30. I suspected that the bus driver wanted to get to the destination quickly and wasn’t using Mexican time as it was only a 10 minute break. We all got our food somehow but mine was merely a roll!
... unexpected, unplanned and unbelievable. Who would have thought we'd go for a 40minute drive in the back of a pick up truck with six other people (Hannah- sorry Dad!), that we'd find out so much about the Mexican justice system, that we'd fall in love with every single Mexican dish we tried, or that we'd spend many a night drinking with the locals. We've all promised ourselves that we'll come back soon; let's see what happens in country number ...
... left around midnight and the following day we did pretty much the same thing, ate and relaxed in the pool, or in the hammocks hanging above the pool.
By 6am on the Friday morning I was up and ready to go to Chichen Itza. The bus ...
... and after an authentic Mexican breakfast we set off to our first ruin, Dzibilchaltun, just outside of Merida. Unlike the famed Chichen Itza, Dzibilchaltun still remains largely buried, restoration at this site encompasses around 85 square km. Dzibilchaltun was occupied from 300 BC to the time of the Spanish conquest, making it the longest continually occupied Mayan city.
The best part about Dzibilchaltun is ...
... cenotes. It was really fun. Our driver (one of the descendants of the Mayas) took all 5 of us us on his little moto and drove us around all day. In total, we visited 5 cenotes. Each cave was different. Many very deep, some with natural light, some very dark lit only by electric lights. All however with beautifully clear warm water, in which the swim was perfect. It was an experience, such as we have not had yet. The whole Yucatan is riddled with such caves ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking