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Apr 24, 2007 - Playa De Carmen, Mexico

April 24-26, 2007 After spending the past 4 days in the party city of Cancun, we made the hour journey up the road to come to the more relaxing Playa De Carmen. Playa is also along the coastal line but unlike Cancun it does not have the surrounding of hundreds of large hotels along the beach line. As you do in Mexico there is plenty of shopping (touristy stuff), fake brands and lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. We decided on one of the days to try our luck on a bit of a fishing adventure, so I got a deal for Bec, Stacey and...

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Mar 7, 2007 - Xel-Ha, MX - Tulum Ruins

We ventured further on south from Cancun to our new home for two nights in the parking lot at the Xel-Ha Water Park. Here's another one of those "X" words; this one is pronounced "shell-haw". We thumbed our noses as we passed Paamul and the RV park which ungraciously bumped us. We are in a nice, large, paved parking area with plenty of room for slides, awnings, chairs, etc. I also forgot to report Joe's "fix" for the door awning worked; now, we ride without that annoying rumble. Tulum Ruins is our venue for visitation. We car-pooled to the...

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Mar 1, 2007 - Cozumel Mexico

Just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula sits the island of Cozumel, draped in lush, tropical vegetation. The reefs that fringe the island beckon divers and snorkelers. The most popular shore excursions include snorkeling on famous Palancar Reef or a beginner's dive at Paraiso Reef. A land tour will provide a nice taste of Mexico -- Cozumel has done much to retain its Mexican character. Tourists also may want to take a short trip inland to visit the great pyramids and temples of the Mayas. Thursday in Cozumel, Mexico was again a hot one....

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Feb 11, 2007 - Cancun to Paamul, Mexico

First off, you are not likely to find Paamul on the map. Paamul consists of the campground that we are staying in. It is a popular campground with RV'ers, especially from Canada. The caravan before us got turned away from this campground because it was double booked. Our wagon master told them we would not go away, that we would park wherever we could find space but that we would not go away. Most of us got into spaces, but about 6 are dry camping in a parking lot. Whenever someone leaves the campground one of them will take that space....

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Yucatan 2007

Dec 7, 2006 - Cozumel, Mexico

Our next, and last, stop was in Cozumel. Mexico. It looked like a beautiful day. I was scheduled on a 3 stop snorkeling tour. It had been so long since I signed up for it that either I had not noticed or had forgotten that it included both snorkelers and scuba divers. Naturally, the snorkelers were second class citizens here. We were last off and first back on at each stop, so we spent an inordinate amount of time waiting for the divers. There were only 5 snorkelers and three groups of divers with 5 or six in a group. The boat crew did a...

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Sep 15, 2006 - Mexico

Saa er man sq kommet til Mexico.... Tog fra Belize igaar kl 6... Og efter 15 timer i bus kom jeg til Playa Del Carmen i Mexico... Her er varmt meget varmt... 33 grader men pga luftfugtigheden foles det som 43.. Her er tilgengaeld helt hvidt sand krystalklart vand og en del flere mennesker end i Dangriga og Placencia... Paa bussen paa vej her modte jeg en tysk dame paa omkring 50 og en tysk man jeg skod til at vaere 25 det vidste sig dog at han var 41... hehe... Men ihvertfald endte jeg med at dele vaerelse med dem her den forste nat... Idag...

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Jespers Gap Year

Jul 3, 2006 - The Cruise (or the vacation prior to the vacation)

On Monday the 3rd of July we disembarked from Mobile, AL on a Carnival Cruise Lines trip to Cozumel, Mexico. Having never been on a cruise before, I could only expect what I have been told about cruises - that there is tons of food, lots to drink, and kids love it. Surprisingly, the cruise exceeded my expectations. 19 of us (Abby's parents; 3 Siblings with spouse's; and 9 nieces and nephews) invaded the ship. After a car parking fiasco we boarded the ship, put our stuff in our rooms and began to party. Now I am not saying that Abby's family...

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Mar 30, 2006 - Cancun, Mexico - ahhh, the beach!

After a full day in the jungle, crawling in and around the ruins of the Mayan city of Palenque, followed by a thirteen-hour over-night bus trip, we finally arrive at our resort in Cancun. However, as we climbed out of the taxi, the bellman's reception is decidedly "cool". As he saw us crawl out of the taxi, and put on our tired and dirty backpacks, he was quick to tell our taxi driver to "wait right there!". From his body language and the expression on his face it was clear that he did not believe we could possibly belong at his lovely...

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Jan 26, 2006 - Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is a beach town 45 minutes south of Cancun. It wasn't hit as seriously as Cancun by the hurricane, and there are a lot more tourists attractions here that are still in business. Arriving in Playa really felt like coming back to civilization after being in remote villages for two weeks. In a way it was comforting to be here, being near all the modern amenities and seeing signs for WalMart (yes, there is one here. scary...) Burger King and all the things I am used to seeing at home. On the other hand, I actually feel there...

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Marie's Mayan Trip

May 31, 2005 - Leaving Playa del Carmen

After a few more lazy days and cups of lime sorbetto, I am finally leaving Playa del Carmen. I haven't done much lately, including going to the beach. I've caught a nasty cold that keeps me up at night coughing and I've got a sinus headache, so I've had to force myself just to leave our room each day. I was hoping to do some scuba diving while I was here, but that is definitely not going to happen as long as I am stuffed up, so I am a little disappointed. For our last night in Playa, and Lauren's last night on this vacation, we decided to...

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Sarah Down South

May 27, 2005 - Playa del Carmen

We have been back on the coast now for a couple of days. Inland Mexico was interesting, but hot, and at least now we can go for a swim to cool off. We took a 9:30 bus from Valladolid on Wednesday morning and got into Playa del Carmen shortly after lunch. My mother had come across a hostal with lots of good reviews on the internet, so we decided to check it out, and what a find! It's just three blocks from the beach, and, as far as hostals go, it's awesome. It's not really high on character, but it's brand new and spotless, with very...

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Sarah Down South

May 22, 2005 - Playa del Carmen

A welcome relief from Cancun, Playa is more Byron than Gold Coast. Great beach, shops, restaurants and bars but no buildings over three stories. We basically bummed about for a few days working on the tan and reading wth regular beer breaks. The photos speak for themselves - we felt like we were on holiday from travelling.

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London the Long Way

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