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Feb 19, 2009 - Mayan Ruins

Departure time - 0800 Return time - 1600 Distance traveled - about 60 miles round trip Weather - it’s gotten hot, 100 degrees with low humidity We carpooled today to the Mayan city of Edzna. This area reached it’s height in the pre-classic period - around 250 BC to about 150 AD. The Maya created an elaborate system of canals, aqueducts and reservoirs which they used to create highly productive, terraced land. The buildings are arranged in such a way as to provide exceptional acoustics. They also have windows and doorways that are...

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Feb 18, 2009 - A taste of the Caribbean

Departure time - 0900 Return time - 1500 Itinerary - bus tour of the city of Campeche Staying at - Club Nautica Here’s what my guide book has to say about the town of Campeche: “Few people stop at Campeche the first time they visit the Yucatan Some are in a hurry to reach the ruins farther east, some just Don’t know of Campeche’s attractions” This is an old city, originally founded in 1542 by Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montenjo the Younger. Actually, the first Spanish explorer to land here was Francisco Herandez in 1517, but he...

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Feb 17, 2009 - On our own

Departure time - 0730 Arrival time - 1000 Distance traveled - 109 miles Average speed - 44.8 Travel related expenses - 132.00 pesos tolls ( $9.77) Destination - Campeche, Campeche State Staying at - Club Nautico Amenities - 50 amp, water & sewer!!! In checking our daily driving log for today’s short journey from Isla Aguada to Campeche we discovered that we would only be making 1 turn. Feeling confident we set out with two other couples about an hour earlier then the rest of the group. We traveled at the speed limit making only one stop...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Campeche Anyone?

Feb. 12-13 - Feb. 12th was a short drive day, from Isla Aguada to Campeche, where we stayed at Club Nautico. This drive was one of the nicest yet, because for most of it is right along the coast. There were lots of sea birds, and bright sunny skies. The further we traveled, the bluer the water seemed. Club Nautico is the first RV Park where we have had actual 30 amp power, and it’s nice to be able to turn on the air conditioning. This park has tennis courts, a volleyball court, a fair little beach (but not with fabulous right on the beach...

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Feb 7, 2009 - Campeche Free Day

After reinstalling the CB antenna on the roof, draining our waste water storage tanks and refilling the fresh, our clean laundry arrived and we got showers. It was nice to have a quiet morning to get some of these things done. We drove into Lerma to find out the mass schedule at their little church. They have 1 on Saturday night, and 5 during the day on Sunday. We planned to attend that Saturday night, as we were moving on to the next town on Sunday. Then we headed back into Campeche for some unfinished stuff. Linda mailed some letters and...

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Dec 15, 2008 - City of Campeche

Monday December 15…10:45pm We went for another walk down our little entrance road, and as we got near the beginning of it, we walked into 4 Mexican marine soldiers with their rifles. They were very friendly though, and they said hi to Whiskey and gave her a pet. Surprisingly, she didn’t even bark at them. When we got back to the motorhomes, the soldiers were just heading back the other way, and we offered them each a glass of cold water. We had quite the conversation with them considering only one of them spoke just a little English, but...

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Aug 5, 2008 - Villahermosa to Campeche (the Gremlins attack!)

We had planned on an early, easy start to the day but in a sign of what was to be a long day, when we went to bring the kitchen slide in, it wouldn't go. There would be no moving with that big slide sticking out, so we diverted all our energy into working out what was wrong. We did not want to be stuck at the Balneario; it is a nice stop over but NOT a nice long term destination. We had no sewer hook-ups, and as is common in Tabasco (the wettest state in Mexico), the field may look nice in the photos but was actually a marsh with a couple...

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May 21, 2008 - the lonely road

An early start today, mainly because I miss-read my watch and got up an hour too early! Consequently we were the first to set off. 400 kms to do today. We decided to omit the afternoon optional visit to another Mayan site but were keen to visit the other suggested stop in the morning namely a charming village where all the houses are painted yellow. Unfortunately we missed the turning. The good thing about the day was that it was much cooler than usual, at least until 1 o´clock. However, we saw no other rally cars all day long and the...

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May 21, 2008 - Chichen Itza to Campeche

21st March Chichen Itza to Campeche Another interesting day. Our first stop was at Izmal which is a town where as time has passed the inhabitants have built on top of the Mayan ruins. The result is a pleasing yellow painted town with a number of visible or overgrown pyramids and a convent which is built on top of one. It is not possible to see the latter as it just forms the platform (not very high) on which the convent is built. I expected they used all the stone in the new buildings. We climbed the largest pyramid and it was refreshing as...

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Apr 7, 2008 - Campeche

Campeche Mein erster Stop mit Rolf ist Campeche. Wir kommen mitten in der Nacht an. Zum einen hatte Rolf ein paar Probleme. Und wir halten unterwegs an einem riesigen Hoehlensystem. Vor kurzem sind da leider 2 Personen verunglueckt- aber unser Guide versichert uns wenn wir ihm folgen wird nichts passieren. Natuerlich verlieren wir ihn unterwegs fuer ein paar Minuten und sind allein. Es ist ein wenig wie im Film "Reise zum ittelpunkt der Erde". Aber 4 Stunden spaeter kommen wir alle gluecklich wieder herraus und koennen unsere Fahrt...

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Mar 27, 2008 - "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the hippies sing tonight"

We arrived in Puerto Escondido to find that we had an amazing room with a balcony overlooking the ´Mexican Pipeline´ - huge rolling waves along the coastline, and a big surfers hangout. We spent a couple of days chilling out on the beach and cooling off in the sea (it was HOT!) On our 2nd night we headed down to the beach with a couple of beers to watch the sunset over the waves when Morris from 24 (Chloe´s husband) fell out of the sky (well, not exactly ´fell´ so much as parachuted). Anyway, it was all very surreal. From one extreme to the...

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Feb 20, 2008 - Campeche

Had a good wander round the ancient walls and fort of Campeche. The temperature was incredible that day but it was worth sticking it out. There are a lot of old streets which show how people used to live and still do. Unfortunately as you can see from the photos the facades are all that remain of some. The bars used to be haunts of men only but even though ladies can enter I am note sure they would want to. We stayed long enough to check out the beach - don't bother. It's in a scary wild west type place and was closed when we got there or...

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