Got up to get 2nd class tickets (Terminal Sur) for noon bus to Santa Elena near Uxmal (tomorrow). Went on a long walk along the malecon...nice breezes but all cement, no sand, little shade. Got to bus station by 11:30 and wonderful NOT listening to DVD movies in Spanish on the bus! The countryside is rural Indian, tho now lots of land irrigated (red soil just like Africa). Apparently, young Indians don't want to work like their fathers/grandfathers and instead head for the States or big cities instead we hear. Same the world over! FNeat driving thru small villages and seeing how landscape goes from hilly to pretty flatt. Ended up staying at The Pickled Onion, English/Canadian lady who's built up this 2 cabin & restaurant business over past 3 years. Quite impressive. Lots to do when you've got the ability to go w/ the flow and not treat people any different...so the locals respect her and visa versa.