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Apr 14, 2005 - Cancun

After an exhausting but truly wonderful day at Chitzen Itza, we got into Cancun about 7.00pm after a bus trip (in A/C coach!) of 2 1/2 hrs. Straight to our hostel and into a room for a great cold shower, then a walk around the local streets before a feed. The next day was spent organising our flight to Cuba - Friday at 12:30, for a one hour flight to Havanna, getting washing done, internetting etc, and checking out the central district of the 'down town' area. If you didn't know, Cancun is a new city - in the 1970's, Mexico's tourism...

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Mar 30, 2005 - PUERTO MORELOS

Wednesday, 30th of March; We woke up early and quickly decided to go to Puerto Morelos. We were extremely lucky to make it to the 9,30 ferry. Stopped for a picnic on our way down. Once we arrived we found a fabulous condo for the night only 50mts from the beach with a pool. So once we got settled in we rushed down to the beach. As we had a little kitchen we went to get some food and ate it on the balcony overlooking the pool. And enjoyed a bottle of champagne...

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Mar 29, 2005 - ISLA MUJERES

Monday, 28th of March; After breakfast we headed to Ria Lagartos and got a boat to take us around the rivers for a tour. We saw Hawks, Flamingos, Crocodiles and several other species of birds. On our way to Isla Mujeres we stopped in Tizimin for lunch and then continued our way to Cancun where we caught the ferry from Puerto Sam to Isla Mujeres. Once on the Island we found the perfect to stay in for a few nights hotel Bellmar. We then had thai inspired dinner and a few drinks. Tuesday, 29th of March We went to visit the Turtle Farm and on...

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Mar 8, 2005 - The carribean

we got the early morning bus to Cancun on the Carribean Coast. Cancun is well known for its drunken debortuary with Americans on Spring Break.. For 3 weeks it is transformed into a scene very similar to Surfers Paridise during Schoolies. Cancun is kind of an adopted US city... It is full of yanks and not really very Mexican at all.. Everyone speaks English, and alot of the prices are even written in US dollars just so the dumb ass Yanks dont have to do the currency conversions themselves. Tash had no luck getting a much needed wax, which...

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Mar 3, 2005 - Holbox and then home

Greetings to all from the Yucatan! Yes, it may come as a shock that we are STILL here, but then again maybe not. As we were heading to the border we realized that I had left my passport at the hostel in Playa del Carmen. It was interesting timing because lately I had been feeling very tired from travelling and a bit (or very) jaded by the Third World after living there and being gone for so long. Jamie and I talked it over and we decided that maybe for the last 5 weeks of the trip instead of getting more worn down it was a good idea for me...

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Jan 17, 2005 - Isla Mujeres, Mexico, again

Have come back to Isla Mujeres, where I was in September, for a couple of days before heading south towards Belize. The weather is a lot cooler than before- it is midwinter here too, of course- which is probably a good thing as I had a terrible time tearing myself away from the hammocks at the beach hostel back then. But even without the perfect climate, it's a relief to be back here after the continual hassles and ripoffs of Cuba. I spent 5 hours the first day sorting out the Cuban photos and will be writing up on our trip to Cuba bit by...

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Dec 1, 2004 - Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico AKA Hell on Earth. A tourist infested, american parody of mexico I am here for one reason only, to catch a plane to the USA. I did discover the reason the place has become such a massive tourist destination, the beach. Despite the massive conglomerations of resorts on the beach, the huge malls and american entertainment complexes, the Macdonalds and Burger Kings, Cancun has a great beach. The sand is ridiculously white and the water a gemstone like blue. First night in town I was sharing a dorm with another Aussie Tim who at...

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Sep 29, 2004 - Headin' Home

Becky and I woke up early and quickly packed our things. We got some of the free breakfast and then called for a cab to drive us to Cancun. We left for Cancun at 8:45, where I had to pick up the rest of my luggage that a friend had left for me in the production office at the Sheraton. My flight departed at 12:20, so I need to be at the airport at 10:20. This gave me roughly an hour to get to Cancun, find my bags, repack everything and make it to the airport. We were a bit pressed for time, but I thought we could manage it. The taxi dropped...

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Sep 27, 2004 - Puerto Morelos!

Becky and I took a bus to Puerto Morelos for a dollar sixty each, a small price to pay to get away from Playa del Carmen. The bus dropped us at the side of the road, and there were several taxies waiting there, one of which took us the rest of the way into the town and to the place we wanted to stay. We checked in at Rancho Libertad, a wonderful Bed and Breakfast right on the beach. We got an upstairs bungalow which has a bed that hangs from the ceiling, several inches above the floor...kind of like a big hammock. Outside of our room is a...

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Sep 18, 2004 - Back to Cancun

This morning I said goodbye to my three new friends and headed off to the bus station. I caught a first class bus to Cancun without a problem or incident. The only thing really worth mentioning was that they played a movie on the bus, "What a Girl Wants" in spanish. I arrived at the Cancun bus station and a friendly and helpful baggage handler asked where I was going. He was clearly expecting one of the common replys from a tourist. He seemed shocked when I told him the hotel he was looking for. He walked with me for the three blocks to...

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Sep 3, 2004 - An un-natural disaster in Cancun

Well I arrived in Cancun on August 30th, but I haven't had a chance to make an entry until now. The reason for that being that this is the biggest disaster of a show I and many others have ever seen. If I want to get internet in my hotel room it costs $20 US a day.... Most of us have been getting 2 to 3 hours of sleep a night and working in very extreme conditions. A meeting is to take place in a couple of hours, the result of which may very well end in every department head and probably most of the crew quitting. Either that or the network...

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Jul 6, 2004 - Cancun and Chichen Itza, Mexico

Flew business class from Toronto to Cancun courtesy of Richards new found silver status so arrived fresh as daisies even though we were up at 4.30 am. The beaches at Cancun are incredibly white silky sand with turquoise clear waters. The resort is very built up with massive hotels. We stayed around the corner from the big hotels at the beach so was nice and quiet. Spent most of the time at night in the downtown area as less touristy and the budget stretches further. Stayed over night in a beautiful hotel at Chichen Itza in a thatched roofed...

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