Hotel Puerta Calakmul
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Nice leisurely start today. 9.30 Spanish lesson where we learned some relevant phrases. This was followed by another jungle skills session with John. It consisted of orienteering and GPS work. Boys really enjoyed this. Lunch then a quiz on the week - my team won. An easy afternoon - managed to have a little sleep on the tour buses behind the museum. Ended the day with a campfire and marshmallows. Reminded me of bring back in the states ...
Day 3 began with a very bad night's sleep - concrete base to the tent plus the searing heat meant I was tossing and turning all night. Up eat,y and breakfast of cornflakes followed by a morning spent with Tim the herpetologist. We headed out about a Km to dig pitfall traps. Boys did well and we were rewarded with ...
... not looking forward to sleeping tonight as I am guessing it won't be the comfiest. A late lunch of tortillas, refried beans and chicken. We then had a little explore around the campsite, spotting a plethora of animals and plants. So much life here it's insane! We then had a very informative lecture by Dr Kathy on what to expect from the week ahead - herps, mammals and bird ...
... including striking jade funeral masks from the island of Jaina.
On our second day, we rented a taxi which took us to Edzna, about 55 km away. This ancient ruin dates to AD 633-810, according to hieroglyphic dates found on carved stelae. It was at the crossroads of important trade routes in the area, so became a prosperous city. Like Maypan, few people make the trip to Edzna, so we had the place, mostly, to ourselves!
... come to Campeche. He was leaving that night to go back to Playa del Carmen.
I had been sick that day so ordered soup and lemonade which calmed my empty stomach before we exchanged emails and parted ways. Ayumi and myself had booked tickets to the Light and Sound show which the guy at the tourist office had told me was "very important". It was entirely in Spanish but I gathered it was about the pirate history of Campeche, and involved loads of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking