Hotel Da Gabi
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Synopsis of a 30 year search.
Over the past 3 decades, whilst many friends travelled to Hawaii, we have been venturing to the Caribbean and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. although Cancun and environs, were our initial stops, we eventually became enamered with a small locale called Playa del Carmen, just 45 minutes south, althoughin the 80's it took us 90-100 minutes, 1 way ...
... I get sunburnt that day? Yes indeed. When I returned to the hostel, I went out for ice cream with an Australian girl who was doing her diving certification here in Cozumel. As tempted as I was, I didn't rub the ice cream on my burns. Monday morning...more diving, but I'm sure you expected that. Rachel had returned home already, so it was Jessica, Weston, Chucho, and myself. We decided to do a little bit of shore diving. To my surprise, about 20 metres ...
... were all given dossiers and pictures of the guests that they were forced to memorize at gunpoint in order to cater to their clientele. At $600 a day per night I guess that makes sense. In general the peoples of Mexico are kind, hard working, generous and generally amiable so a request of this sort is not a huge leap of faith. Although, admittedly one hot afternoon (did I mention the oppressive heat continued) a golf cart randomly stops and picks us up to ...
... classy jobs. Oscar wears a radio mike and talks us through everything as he cooks in both English and Spanish for the mixed group of dinner guests, while above us the video screens show an aerial view of what he's doing. I presume it's similar to the cookery presentations that the likes of Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsay.charge big fees to go and watch, although I'm not sure they have lounge music filling the rather torturous silences as all our dinner companions treat ...
... Thought it was a good welcoming sign! haha.
Took me a while to find the hotel. Ended up driving around Playa for a bit trying find the place.
Ive ended up waking an hour too early because I set my watch to the wrong time! Does mean I have an hour extra in bed! :-)
Going off to do ...
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