Hacienda Vista Real
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Having agreed with Helen & Steve, who join us on February 9th, by e-mail, that instead of spending all our joint Mexican time in Playa del Carmen as planned we would return to Akumal we set off for the other side of the Yucatan Peninsula to the city of Merida, calling in en-route at the Mayan ruins at Coba and the Spanish town built on top of …
... of hurricane Erika - thank god the Cuban highlands dissipated it! Safely landing in Miami we coincided with my dads flight and we were reunited with him after surprisingly no hold up in immigration, having prepared ourselves to be fully strip searched - I even wore nice pants! This trip truly was a trip of a lifetime, completing it with the best travel companion I could have asked for - my twin Becky! This blog concludes 36 days of travelling, 10 ...
... us had to prepare the boat, make a dive briefing an lead the dive while the instructors tend to fool around with you during the dive and create some challenges like loos their tanks so you have to fix it, separate buddy teams or do other things that you have to fix. Well as we found out, it is not common that you pass the first time as they want you to repeat it so you gain experience. Only one of us had passed the first ...
... The Yucatan area of Mexico is made up of limestone and was once covered in water, a large meteorite struck the land about 500 million years ago causing the water to drain away. Today what remains is the limestone rock and amazing freshwater pools called Cenotes. Cenotes were once Limestone caves that the roof has collapsed now forming beautiful fresh water pools. They are located all over the ...
... such a silly grin - we are all so happy to be here!
Dinner tonight is at Maroma - along with a hotel inspection.
A beautiful table has been set up on the beach for us and we are spoilt by mexican wines, divine food and such kind hospitality.
Until it starts to rain. Again.
We all run for it!
Wine in left hand. Shoes in right hand. Camera over shoulder.
I trip over my skirt - stub my toe, land on my right knee, left elbow. Wine glass breaks ...