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... for me as we travel non-stop) with a little tennis thrown in, and perhaps another crack at Spanish lessons. Given the Mexico stories we got from our friends, we might be the last Canadians to have rushed to this country in order to escape another season of cold Arctic air. So why did no one warn us that we might be the proverbial square peg in a round hole when visiting Playa del Carmen??
Not knowing what we were in for, we locked ourselves in for 3 months- we weren't sure ...
... home. It was the Mayan custom to bury the bodies of the family members in the floors of the home.
The city of Tulum stretched for nine miles along the cliffs boarding the Caribbean Sea. We entered and would be seeing the downtown section of the city which included the Castillo,
the Temple of the Frescos, and the Temple of the descending god. This city reminded us of the city of Ephesus in Turkey. Both were ancient large cities that flourished just after the time ...
... to the highway to catch a colectivo. It was only like ten bucks apiece, so what the heck right?
Back in town, we had lunch at an Argentinian seafood place with delicious fish. I've had very little fish this trip and I'd been craving it, so it was perfect. We relaxed and sipped lemonade and let the minutes tick by without a care in the world.
Last evening in Playa
After a shower and a short siesta, I went back out to ...
... spelling it wrong but its made with a fresh flower that they steep and sweeten. It was soooo good. Its pronounced like Jamaica but with an "H" sound.
I downed that glass and we set off again, this time for the ocean. It was about a 20 minute drive and we parked and walked about 2 minutes to the place we would change. We were given flippers and snorkel gear and we changed back into our bathing suits. We took off for the beach after watching a short video about ...
... for ages with paperwork. We met our diving instructor Angie who was lovely but all over the place! We had to collect some more equipment from the beach, then got onto a random cramped boat, not liking this at all!
We headed to our first diving site, La Jardinia. The plan was for Angelos and I to do our Peak Buoyancy skills first and then Elina, Dimi and David could do theirs afterwards. 3 skills for us to do - pivot, Buddha and a fight without fins where we both ...