Iberostar Tucan Hotel
Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen
Yesterday I began the Chinese visa application for real. I started gathering the necessary documents and reading up on what I need to do. On Sunday, I'm flying to Sweden for a week of holiday with the main purpose to apply for the visa.
The reality suddenly dawned on me. This is really happening. I'm going to China. I have also started to plan the visit, brainstorming the sights I want to see in Beijing. Most exciting, however, is the one week ...
... than we had been used to. Arriving at 4.00pm we had a chance to look at the town of Playa, which is set up with a pedestrian area, parallel to the beach, full of tourist shopping [ as we used to get in England but the "kiss me quick Hats" had been changed for sombreros] and lots of bars, restaurants and massage parlours. We are truly in the tourist region now with large tourist resort hotels lining the beach front along the last 40km, once we hit the Caribbean shoreline ...
... about 4:30AM. We needed provisions though, so Andrew and I took a walk to find the supermarket which the maid had told me about. Took us a while in there to get what we needed, and being typical blokes we managed to lug home a box of 12 Coronas. Since we were walking this was quite a labour of love I can tell you!
Got to bed at about 2AM UK time so we didn't quite manage to stay awake for 24 hours. Was time for a much needed sleep! Tomorrow - the beach.
... its ancient past, through its more recent folklore to modern day chanson. It's pretty fantastic. Starting with a potted history of the Maya, incorporating many other indigenous peoples from the last three millenia who have inhabited the vast area we now call Mexico, it moves into an exhibition of the ball games they played, hitting rubberballs with their hips and, from the central Mexican Totonac tribe, a dramatic fire hockey game. From there we get the arrival of ...
... one of the guides indicated that one of the reasons why the Maya civilisation "fell" was because they were avid builders and perhaps ran out of food due to their growing population and methods of producing food. Based on the things that the guide told us and showed us this place was built by a highly intelligent group of people, who were the best mathematicians and astrologers of their time. The main sites we saw were the Kukukan ...
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- Free parking