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Aug 31, 2012 - CANCUN!!!!!

So we arrived in downtown Cancun and it was a bit of a far cry from what we were expecting compared to all the spring break shots of it we saw on tv in the way it looked like any other big Mexican city... I.e. a bit rough around the ages!  Anyway we walked to our 18usd meals included hostel thanks to the recommendation of some clongowes lads we met in Belize which turned out to be really nice!  After that it was straight out to the hotel district to see the 'real' Cancun! This is basically a bar of land filled to the brim with 5star all...

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Mar 11, 2012 - morning in mexico

Early morning is the prettiest. Each tide brings in and takes away treasures. Aling with shells and rocks, cone every sort of plastic garbage you could imagine. Yet, nature has its filter. The seaweed drys, waves wash over, snag the trash and beach cleaners haul away to some undisclosed location. I checked weather on michigan. Only 10-15 degrees warmer. VERY strange for sure. Hardly met any americans. Not even a lot if students on spring break. Mostly canadians. Lots of american folks have retirement homes along the shore line. Tourism is...

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Mar 10, 2012 - sunset over Isla Mujeres

Ola, life today is easy and good. How to vacation on a budget in mexico? Check in as the next door fol are chcking out, graciously gave me enough groceries to last til monday. Wandered thru lical village to tiny mercado and found beans n rice, yogurt to ward off any tourista issues, and queso fresco to top ioff beans and rice. Girl scout camping one-pot.meals experience comes in handy. Watched the sun set and these are the photis i added tonight. Am pondering posdibilites for work and life ince i get him. Realizing hiw much i miss...

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Mar 10, 2012 - cancun and isla mujeres

Arrived iat marriott. Most beautiful. Recommend priceline for sure. Had to experience walmart. City buses 8.5 pesos. Great way to see. Real city. Ate queso empanada at local foid stall. Argentinaian, got receipe fir mist amaxing pesto, by using spanish dictionary and digb language. Cancun.... Self indulgent day, baked in sun, abd ordered chaise lounge servuce. Beer abd hot dig. Hot dog, stuffed w swuss cheese, wrapped in bacon, with avocate. Dragged my very relaxed self to city bus to try to find way to puerto juarez, at rush hour. Not a...

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Dec 14, 2011 - Back In Southern California

Hello Everyone, Well, this concludes my travel journal for 2011. I truly thank all of you who mentally travel with me. I am back at home safe and sound. My luggage even arrived home the same time I did. As I almost missed my connecting flight from Miami to L.A., I have to remember to allow at least 2.5-3 hours layover time between connecting flights when re-entering the states. This is because you have to do a passport check, reclaim your luggage, go through customs, recheck your luggage, and a lot of times catch the airport train and go to...

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Dec 12, 2011 - Isla Mujueres Day

Hola Everyone, Today I went to the Isla Mujueres with the Cathy, one of the owners of the place where I am staying. She invited 3 other nice ladies, who are from Chicago, who are also renting one of her other units. We all had a great time. Prior to heading to the island she took me to breakfast. It was very good. Cathy is a very friendly,lovely lady, she has a great spirit about her. I wore jeans but it got too warm so I bought a pair of shorts and flip flops and changed into them there. Isla Mujueres is an island off of Cancun. Sort of...

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Dec 11, 2011 - Feeling A Bit Better Mentally...

Hola Everyone, Well, as the day moved on, I started feeling better mentally. I am still ready to head home, but the day didn't turn out as bad as I felt that it would. I decided to do the "Duck Tour" today. My friends from England decided to do it with me. The "Duck Tour" is one of those land and water tours. You know where the bus goes into the water. I had never taken that type of tour before, though I had seen them. Of course we didn't go into the ocean, but the lagoon. The guide stated that there are many crocodiles in the water here....

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Dec 11, 2011 - Boredom is starting to set in...

Hola Everyone, As the title reads...boredom is starting to set in,...and the holiday blues are to. I have a few more days here, but in all actuality, I'm ready to go now. There is nothing else that I want to do, or to see. I am scheduled to take a short boat tour today, but I think I am going to cancel that. I don't feel like being too tourist like today. I hung around the resort yesterday, probably will be more of the same thing today. Tomorrow I am scheduled to go to Isla Majueres with the owner of the spot that I am renting. She is...

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Dec 10, 2011 - Unplanned Free Day...

Hola everyone, Today turned out to be an unplanned free day. Unplanned because originally I was suppose to do a day trip to Cozumel. The tour package that I had chosen was canceled due to the Harbor Master over in Cozumel canceling all water activities. Something about the water being rough. I don't mind that they canceled the tour because I'll get a 100% refund, and I needed to recoup from yesterday's tour. What I do have a problem with is that they did not contact me at the resort to let me know ahead of time. They waited until we got to...

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Dec 9, 2011 - Tulum and Coba Tour Day

Hola Everyone, Today was another 12 hour day, and I have yet another long day tomorrow. I'll be heading to Cozumel for the day. They will pick me up at 7:00 a.m. Why I scheduled 2 long tours back to back is beyond me. What was I thinking...? I rescheduled my short tour on Thursday to Sunday, but depending upon how I feel when I get back tomorrow, I might scratch Sunday's tour and get some rest. I'll probably lose the money that I paid for it, it was less than $50, so I won't cry over it too much. Now let's talk about Tulum and Coba a bit....

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Dec 8, 2011 - Cancun Day Of Leisure

Hola Everyone, Today was a day of leisure for me. It was a bit on the cool side, not cool enough for a jacket, and somewhat windy. I'm sure the weather was still nicer here than back in Cali. I prepared breakfast and lunch for myself, did a little work , and I did not get dressed until 4:00 p.m. I was somewhat mentally and physically drained from the long day yesterday (Chichen Itza tour). I canceled the short tour that I had scheduled for today until Sunday. Tomorrow I have yet another long day ahead of me. I am touring Tulum and Coba. The...

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Dec 7, 2011 - Chichen Itza Tour Day

Hola Everyone, Today I did the tour of Chichen Itza. Just about a 12 hour day. It's a long drive from the hotel zone to Chichen Itza, about a 2.5 hour drive...each way. I was the first pickup...7:25 a.m.,...needless to say I slept a bit on the bus this morning. Sheila, Catherine, and Sheila's husband, Howard were my touring friends. They are from England. Older people, but they were fun to hang with on the tour. On the bus coming back, we watched a documentary on the history of the Mayans. Afterwards, I dozed for a bit. On the bus I felt...

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