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Sep 2, 2018 - Isla Mujeres and Cancun

We said adios to the 3 cats at Lisa's condo in Playa del Carmen this morning. Lisa will return from Colombia tonight and they will be reunited. LindaRose and I are spending our last two nights in Cancun. The ADO bus ride took an hour and as we were walking to Hotel Plaza Caribe, LindaRose was pickpocketed. We spent an hour reporting the theft to her credit card companies and then went in search of something to eat. Cancun can be pretty dead on a Sunday. We opted to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. We stopped at my old haunts Rolandi's, JAX,...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Who knew...the we loved bikes so much

Yes, apparently the Tuinzings love their bicycles, first Japan, now Mexico. See photos, need we say more!? On another note, watch out Dean Karnazes here comes Andre...bike, uphill with a headwind, "5k" running road race, bike, uphill with a head wind back home, then bike back into town, uphill (again) and with a headwind (again)! Oh and did we mention he came in 2nd after the elite runners flown in to rig the race! Isla is awesome. Thank you so much Al and Cliffa for opening up your home to us and to Brad and Tiffany for taking us in when...

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Nov 6, 2011 - Isla Mujeres

Today we went by ferry to a small island off the coast of Cancun. The Yucatan peninsula juts out into the water with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other. We are on the Caribbean side, which is the south side of the peninsula. Therefore, technically the island is a Carribean Island like Cuba or Jamaica, yet we are still in Mexico and just a few kilometres from the mainland. The ferry took 20 minutes to get here. The name of the island is Isla Mujeres which means Island of Women in English. It is called the...

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May 5, 2011 - Isla Mujeres

wem cancun oder playa del carmen zu touristisch ist (und das kann in der saison bis ende april durchaus der fall sein), der weicht hier aus. da wir in der regenzeit reisen, bleiben wir von touristenmassen verschont. aber auch vom regen: bisher herrscht stahlblauer himmel. mujeres, bequem per katamaran ab cancun erreichbar, bietet ein liebevoll buntes oertchen, die hier fast schon ueblichen, traumhaften straende und ebensolche sonnenuntergaenge. aber auch alte haciendas, schildkroetenaufzuchtstationen, kniehohe mini-ponys und nette...

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Jan 23, 2011 - Chichen Itza, Cancun & Isla Mujeres

So, on the 17th we grabbed a bus to Cancun via Chichen Itza - the world renowned ruins. We arrived to the ruins and were surrounded by vendors and people trying to convince us to do over priced tours aimed at the rich American tourists on day trips from Cancun. Even within the grounds of the ruins we were surrounded by vendors and horrified at how they had trashed the environment - just throwing their garbage into the jungle behind them. We walked around the entire site in under an hour and were pretty disappointed. Palenque and Teotihicuan...

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Feb 10, 2010 - Isla Mujeres - pics need labels

It was great to visit Don and meet his friend, Pat who was also visiting him at the time. Don took us all around the island by electric golf cart (easy rentals in downtown). We especially enjoyed our dinner (see pic) at the seaside restaurant where I took a quick dip in the somewhat cool Caribbean. Although he was having difficulty getting the electric power back on, by the time we left the fixit guys had come by and the last day we finally had lights in Don's casita by the sea. See pics. Info Re: Isla

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Feb 1, 2010 - Should we stay or should we go now?

OK so we wake up in our hostel safe and sound. i have a shower etc and we pack up our stuff. There is an internet cafe just accross the street so we take the opportunity to check up on facebook. We have fruit salade and fresh fruit juice for brekky. i had watermelon and i have to say it was some of the yummiest juice i ever had. just like eating a watermelon but with no seeds. :) The fruit bar is the place where we meet a funny little parot. i guess it lives there or someone brought it to work! mom gets to hold it and it climbs right on...

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Jan 31, 2010 - what day is it?

I awake to my brother moving about way too early. then i hear a smash that turns out to be my headlamp falling and breaking. last time i ever lend sage any of my stuff. shut up and go back to sleep sage!!! its wayy to early.. or so i think, its dark out still, and i take my sleeping mask off my eyes. and i think fuck im tired. wut time is it? like three in the morning? haha nope. its only 9pm. i slept for like 4 hours. my time is way off. apparently it gets dark here around 5pm. my mom comes back into our room dressed and bright eyed. asks...

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Jan 31, 2010 - Duncan and June- where are you?

and so with our destination set. we check out of the hotel and attempt to catch a bus to the ferry. by this time the rain is really pouring down. we are starting to regret not investing in those bulky backpack rain protectors. mom and i came slightly prepared though. we pull out our rain ponchoes and pull them over our bags. the boys did not think ahead and thus are a bit more wet. just as we are about to leave the hotels property the rain reaches an all time rainyness and our plan to catch a bus dissapates when we see there is no shelter....

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Jan 22, 2010 - Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Our final big event with Ron and Angie was a catamaran boat ride to Isla Mujeres. It is an island just off Cancún. To get there, we first had to walk about 10 minutes to a nearby hotel, then board a van, for the 40 minute (or so) run to Cancún. We boarded the boat, and sailed into the blue. There was free booze for the duration of the trip, and that was reason enough for me to start the day with a beer! On the way to Isla Mujeres, we stopped and did some snorkeling on a coral reef that is actually a national park. They made us...

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Dec 22, 2009 - First Day in Mexico - Isla Mujeres

Warner and I left Atlanta yesterday morning and arrived in Cancun at 11:30 am. From the airport, we went to Isla Mujeres by ferry where the warm breeze and beautiful view were only slightly marred by the presence of two older, many-times divorced men sitting behind us singing the “white men’s blues” the whole way over. We didn’t know which was more offensive – their hatred for their ex-wives or their love for George W. Bush and Richard M. Nixon, whom they deemed misunderstood by the nation and the press. That song of women, their boy-toys,...

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Mar 25, 2009 - Mexico: Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a 12km long island 25 minutes off the coast of Cancun and a beautiful chilled out place with fantastic beaches, loads of bars and restaurants and more 2-4-1 drink specials than you can poke a stick at (although incidentally they seem to have missed the point as they were always more than the price of one drink!), where people cruise around in golf carts. We rented an apartment for four days there which was great to be able to unpack a little and have a kitchen to use. The beaches had the finest white sands, no waves and...

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