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Jan 6, 2014 - The Drive

Then the drive. Four and a half hours. We drove through many towns and villages. One with a Maya pyramid between the houses! Lots of outdoor food vendors – pineapples, oranges, tortillas, chicken, even pig on a spit. One stop at the “Blue Cenote” for lunch (a great seafood soup!) Also noticed that there were more tropical trees (palms) and actual farms (rare in the upper Yucatan) of sugar cane and corn. Orchards of coconuts and bananas as well. The houses seemed to get more prosperous as well. We got to Chetumal about 2:00 and Anna bought...

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Nov 12, 2013 - Tour de Flood

5 days into the trip and we have less than 500 miles to cover today. To be exact it was 499 miles!!!!!!!!!!!! Early wake up in preparation from the rain the day before to realize that it is STILL Pouring....... Needing to make up miles from the loss of the day before it didn't go quite as planned. 2 1/2 into the trip we only traveled 37 miles. FLOOD!!!!!! Semi-Trailer and truck floated away, bus floated away, car floated away. And 500 vehicles stacked on the highway to cross the flooded area. Justin and AL made their way through traffic...

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Tour de Mexico

Nov 30, 2012 - Day at Sea

Well, cruise is almost over. Now we have a full day at sea to cruise back to Florida. This was "formal night". It is not so formal anymore, just about 50% of the men even wearing a suit. Here are some pictures of our dinner companions we had every night. John and Suzy are our leaders and travel agent (Suzy).

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2012 Travels

Nov 29, 2012 - Costa Maya, Mexico

At Costa Maya we took a bus tour to Kohunlich which are Mayan Ruins. It was a long day as the bus ride was rather long. We had a great guide. He was Mayan and I could understand him very well. We could not have asked for a better guide. One of the nice things about touring Kohunlich was that we were the only people at the ruins other than workers doing restoration work. When the Mayan were there this was a huge city about 20 miles by 20 miles. Now it is just a few hundred acres, all the rest is under the jungle. The thing that made these...

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2012 Travels

Jul 6, 2011 - Mayan Museum and manatees.

Chetumal. 6/7/11 Mayan Museum and manatees. We left Tulum heading south for the border after a lazy morning sat in the hammocks waiting for the bus to leave. It was a 3hr trip to Chetumal, and we were on the ADO buses. The first class buses. It had extra cold air con, as well as flip down screens. It was all in Spanish, but the cartoon, with hamsters and moles was easy enough to guess what was going on. 007 actions scenes with cartoon animals and real people. We found a taxi to take us to the Hotel Ucum, which was just around the corner...

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3rd Gap Year

May 27, 2010 - La Isla Bonita

Heute ging es mit dem Taxiboot (diesmal voll aufgetankt und sogar mit Entertainment: Las Vegas mit Ashton Kutscher) ueber San Pedro (das ist DAS San Pedro aus dem Madonna Song La Isla Bonita!!!) zur mexikanischen Grenze nach Chetumal, wo wir dann 2 h unerwartet warten mussten und wo wir dann einen ueberdruebersuperlujo Mexikanischen Bus nach Playa del Carmen bestiegen. Hier checkten wir ins Hotel La Paz Playa del Carmen ein (3stoeckiger spanischer Bau mit Innen-Hof-Swimmingpool), trafen noch andere Gruppen mit Tourleadern und gingen mit...

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Feb 20, 2010 - Chetumal

In Xpujil: Slow to rise...went to local Xpujil ruins just across the road really, from Hotel Mirador Maya (see pics) Xpujil Info After a leisurely but somewhat greasy egg brkfst, took a combi taxi to Chetumal and from bus station where he dropped us we walked 4-5 blocks to a camione/bus stop. Taxi drivers insisted at bus station that the only way we could get downtown was by taxi, of course...they are the same worldwide, the lying SOBs! I think I could count on one hand the number of nice, helpful taxi drivers we've encountered. There must...

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Feb 4, 2010 - Ambergris Caye, Belize to Chetumal, Mexico

After our 14th day with “The Route of the Maya” tour and four days on Ambergris Caye we are now back on our own. First we had to decide how we were to get off the Caye – (1) Fly back to Belize City and bus up the coast to Chetumal. (2) Take the water taxi a two and half hour trip up Belize Bay to Chetumal (3) Or change our air ticket to fly to Corozel on the Belize side of the border, then taxi to Chetumal. Hugh wanted to take the boat, Sally the plane to Corozel so we compromised and took the plane to Corazel which turned out to be a good...

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Central America

Jan 25, 2010 - Chetumal

Chetumal With Chetumal only a couple of hours down the road, we were able to take our time leaving Playa del Carman. It was a good thing too; we had been in our condo for almost 3 weeks, and had made some genuine friendships. We had a lot of people to say farewell to. I was finally able to take Mary Anne for her long promised bike ride. She is such a warm person, and was so helpful to us while we were in the condo. The ride to Chetumal was beautiful. At times we could get a glimpse of the Caribbean off to our left, and at times we felt we...

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Mar 4, 2009 - Happy Anniversary to us....

Four years ago today we ran away from home and started our life on the road as Fulltimers. At that time we had discussed staying 'out on the road' for eight years. Well, now that we are at what should be the half way point we can tell you that the plan has changed....dramatically! Rather than shrinking, our list of must see sights has grown. We've made friends all over this fascinating country that we will need to visit or better yet, travel with. We've done quite a bit of exploring, but we feel like we haven't seen anything, yet! And we...

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Mar 3, 2009 - Postcard perfect

It has been another in a series of fantastic 'free days' here in Mexico. About half of us carpooled and followed our fearless leaders on a journey to check out some of the local sites and attractions. We started with a quick stop at Laguna Milagros, which is located just outside of town. From there it was off the Cenote Azul. This is the largest and deepest cenote in the world. It reminded us of a small lake. Now, right next to the cenote is Laguna Bacalar which has colors that have to be seen to be believed....trust us, the pictures don't...

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Mar 2, 2009 - Room with a view

After two fantastic days at EcoParks it was time to continue on our journey. We travelled about 170 miles today along some fairly good 2 and 4 lane roads. Even with that being said it took us 6 hours to reach our destination. It seems just when you start to get going you hit a village full of those dreaded topes. Ken has decided that topes would be the perfect solution to all of the speeding complaints that the LPD traffic unit receives! We will be spending the next three nights in the town of Chetumal - population about 125,000 according...

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