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... terms and conditions, but there are some benefits to this.
One of the churches has 1675 marked on it and close by you could ascend the city walls which were used to defend the place by sea and land from pirates. Judging by how the local museums were happy to extoll the virtues of the buccaneers, I'm not sure how successful their defences were. Oddly enough I'm currently reading Alexander Dumas 'The Count of Monte Cristo' which has its fair share of ...
... in Mexico. It contained the most buildings (6250), the largest buildings, all can be climbed, surrounded by rainforest which contains hundreds of birds and monkeys, etc etc.
The first dry hour, I was really impressed by nature (seeing monkeys live going from tree to tree is amazing!). But after one hour of rain, you become a bit less enthousiastic (running around in a plastic poncho aka sauna, slippery stairs becoming a ...
... I might well have ordered them anyway. As I was halfway through the tacos a huge prawn cocktail arrived accompanied by a plate of limes, peppers and fresh coriander and several packets of crackers. So much for my snack lunch!
In the afternoon we went for a walk along the sea front, stopping to buy bottles of water as we went as it was so hot. I had noticed that the headline of the daily paper today was “SUFFOCATING” and wondered ...
... brightly painted which gives the city it's unique character and flavour. Although it's quite a big town (about 190,000) we found it to be a peaceful and sleepy place to spend a couple of days. It is right on the water and behind where the old city walls were they have reclaimed about a 100 metre strip of land. This has allowed them to create a lovely promenade (and a few ugly buildings) that stretches for 3 or 4 kilometres along the waterfront. There are no beaches ...
... any?!? What the hell?!? We couldn't believe it. After walking around for ages, we finally found the place, then to realise that they actually didn't sell any drink... Oh well. It wasn't meant to be. We'll have to have a celebratory drink another night!
Monday 8th August:
Woke up after a slightly better nights sleep. Still hot, but not as bad as Merida. Spent the morning doing boring things like laundry and then set off to wonder ...