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Our final full day was also on the beach. It was absolutely mental - Venezuelans bring what seems like their whole house to the beach and sit right at the water's edge, consuming vast quantities of beer and rum. Not bad! We also saw a massive iguana just chilling out above our heads.
On our final morning Carlos said we had to be out by 11 which was annoying as our bus to Mérida was not until 7pm. However once we returned from having breakfast/using ...
... his wife and 3 kids, as well as with his parents. Had quite some beers there, enjoyed the beautiful (and warm) water, the hot (very hot) sun !
Met some more people later in town, e.g. Carmen, a Colombian lady who was speaking English and even some French with me - 2 languages I had not heard for ages ! The reason was that she had been married to a French man and, hence, had been living ...
... beach to spend the day. Get off and tell the driver "see you at 5" or whatever, and relax on a small tropical island for the day. Set up the hammock between a couple of palm trees, read, suntan, snorkel the reef, swim, walk the island (doesnt take long), or whatever. Its great! There is also a really nice and massive and busy beach in the park 1km walk from town. We island/ beach hopped like this for 4 days and had an amaziing time.
It was a crazy scene as ...
... but first I
needed to go to InParques. He assured me that I didn´t need to go to
InParques and also said he had a boat that could take me there. I was
sceptical and he showed me me a license for something or other that he
had (I have no idea what it said) and stopped some passerby on the
street who seemed to agree with him.
I was still sceptical but for some reason decided to follow, after getting supplies for my two days and two ...
... booty shakin action. I was a little to shy to jump in :) Plus, there was some pretty spicy dancing going on, especially considering the size of bikinis around here.
On day two we took another boat to Cayo Sombrero, the most beautiful of the keys. The water was even clearer than Cayo Sal and we snorkeled around the reef a bit. Even though I used sun block every hour, I am now a golden brown and the salty Caribbean ...