Maria De Lourdes
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... disappointed by the size of the boat (maybe 25'), limited shade and no head. Seems like a long time for 6 tourists, a captain and a guide to be in that space without a head. Fruit and refreshments were supposed to be provided, which actually was an apple slightly larger than a roma tomato and a bottle of water.
The boat was fast with two Yamaha 150 outboard motors. Expecting a hour and a half boat ride to the shark area, the first 20 minutes went ...
Today was a relatively cool day.. Cool winds and cloudy. However, we did have some breaks of sun and managed to still have a great time all in all.
Woody and I started out with a great run, and getting to see a nice 'private' restaurant that wound through a nice stream, dock, and a bunch of fishing mexicans. On the way back I lost may hat (yes, it was that windy) running over the bridge. Fortunately, it ended up in the river next to some ...
... last year so I don't have much to compare it to.
On one hand it is very American.
Chevrolet cars, a few hummers, there is a Walmart, McDonalds, you can use either Pesos or US dollars in most shops.
On the other hand it is very run down.
Our hotel while being quite nice is next to an abandoned building, the pavement is all broken ...
The third time I swam, I got so close that I accidentally got hit by its tail. It felt soft and didn't hurt at all. It just brushed up against my whole body and then went back the other way like I wasn't an obstacle at all. I thought it would be rough, like sandpaper, but it was slimy and soft like a rubber paddle. At the beginning of the tour, we were told not to touch the whale sharks. I didn't touch the whale shark, it touched ...
... carried on and outside into the heat. I figured there would be cheaper cabs outside by rival companies. But no. There's just another fifty people from this same company all vying for attention. I really didn't know which way to look and eventually a guy stepped forward and spoke to me in English. They were all from the same company so it didn't matter too much who I went to, really. He explained that a cab downtown would be 600 pesos, which is about $60 in US money. When ...