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Aug 31, 2018 - Last Night in Playa del Carmen

We treated ourselves to an Italian dinner at Negromaro on 5th Avenue and later explored 38th Street. Unlike the usual t-shirt shops and cafes, this street has upscale restaurants and shops. We happened upon one featuring Ladies' Night and free gin and tonics at 8:30. The surprise was that Bombay Sapphire Gin was being poured.

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Aug 30, 2018 - Hammocks

We located La Casa de Las Hamacas today and bought two hammocks. Choosing a color was the hardest part. Yucatan hammocks are known for their strength and bright colors. These are the real deal, not the ones sold to tourists at inflated prices. Descendants of Mayans who live in the Yucaatan sleep in hammocks with no beds to be found in their homes. From Everything Playa del Carmen: Hammocks are the essence of life between two palm trees swaying the in the breeze with a cool drink but they are also part of life in the Yucatan for those who...

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Aug 26, 2018 - Eggs Benedict "Birthday"

We seaarched online for a restaurant that served Eggs Benedict, LindaRose's favorite brunch item. We weren't disappointed at La Vagabunda. I told the waiters it was LindaRose's birthday, an untruth for sure, but she was served complimentary flan for dessert. She rated her eggs a 7.5 out of 10. The restaurant has been in business since 1996, some kind of record in Playa del Carmen. La Vagabunda 5ta Av entre Calle 24 y 26 www.vagabundaplaya.com

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Aug 21, 2018 - Shrimp Cocktail On The Beach

LindaRose took me to La Tarraya Club Nautico for $2.50 shrimp cocktails and margaritas at the same price. Dos Equis beer was $1.25. You don't find low prices like this at most places in Playa del Carmen. This is the place to lunch in the sand. Trip Advisor review: La Tarraya is as about old as it gets in Playa Del Carmen. This restaurant has been a beachfront place since 1968. The old wooden interior has a certain charm to it. The one thing that is not old is the view with palm trees on the Caribbean. This is one of the few restaurants...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Day One Playa del Carmen

Getting to know Palmas 2, the condos where we are caring for the gatos. We made a shopping trip to Walmart on the colectivo van. Fare is 5 pesos or 25 cents each. Temperatures are in the 90s which takes some getting used to so it was off to the condo swimming pool for the afternoon.

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Aug 19, 2018 - Visit to the Yucatan

I'm flying to Cancun today to meet LindaRose Richardson. We'll be taking care of friend Lisa Harrison's 3 cats in Playa del Carmen for the next two weeks. The opportunity seemed like a good time for a reunion if the heat of the Yucatan Peninsula doesn't do us in. We took the ADO bus to Playa del Carmen and walked the pedestrian tourist strip of 5th Avenue. Among all the shops, restaurants, and tour operators we found two places for our first margaritas: Pez Vela swing bar (oldest surviving restaurant on 5th Avenue for over 28 years) and...

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Dec 9, 2017 - Saying goodbye

We had to say goodbye today to our all-inclusive resort. It will be tough to go back home where we have to cook our own meals and make our bed ourselves! We slowly meandered our way to the front of the resort, taking time to spot a monkey or two, lots of iguana and an agouti. Up front, we found our transportation for the hour-long drive to the airport. Our shuttle driver Victor, who had taken care of us all week, was there to see us off. Since our flights left at different times, we got Barb & Jim off and then wandered the airport. After...

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Dec 8, 2017 - Chichen Itza

Today we were finally able to do the trip originally scheduled for Monday, postponed to Tuesday and finally accomplished on Friday although again without Jim who was still on the disabled list. Chichén Itzá was a Mayan city from 525, when it was founded, to 1100 AD. Its name means "mouth of the well of the Itzá" in reference to the sacred cenote, entrance to the world of the gods. The city controlled the salt works and trading ports and was very powerful. The temple is the main building of the city. Its structure shows knowledge of the Maya...

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Dec 7, 2017 - Foodies!

Today was a celebration of food. There has certainly not been a lack of food here at the resort and all of it beautifully presented, but today we branched out a little. We attended a demonstration of seafood paella making. It includes 3 types of peppers, lots of spices, shrimp, octopus, mussels and whatever else the chef wants to include. Since the class was held on the beach, there was an extra element of fun. Then we ventured into Playa del Carmen for a food/history tour. It lasted over 4 hours and was very thorough. We were to meet our...

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Dec 6, 2017 - Another day in Paradise!

We have not yet managed to fully utilize all of the facilities and activities offered but we are trying to do so before we venture off property again. On an early morning stroll we walked right up to deer and agouti, almost stepped on a couple of iguana, and searched fruitlessly for the boa constrictor our shuttle driver Victor swears is there. We were amused by the vigorous water aerobics class which started out with 2 men and 20 women and was weaned down to 13 women. The 2 men were the first to drop out, much to the amusement of the male...

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Dec 5, 2017 - Best laid plans

We had expected to be on a 13-hour tour today. It had been scheduled well in advance for Monday. The tour operator changed it to Tuesday. Then at 10 pm Monday night he called to say he was sick so we postponed to Friday. Oh, well. We simply improvised and spent the day at 146-acre Xplor Adventure Park. The place is fascinating. Lots of it is underground in a huge network of caves complete with stalactites and stalagmites. We have no idea how many miles we walked underground to move from one activity to another but it seemed enormous. There...

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Dec 4, 2017 - The great hunters

We are gearing up for a full day of adventure tomorrow so we continued to marshal our energy by exploring and enjoying the benefits of our resort today. It sure is tough trying to decide whether to swim in the pool, plunge into the ocean or just snooze in the beach cabana! Actually, we have been on a quest to find all the resident wildlife. Our shuttle driver, Victor, assures us there are lots and lots of boa constrictors - as yet unconfirmed. He had also been adamant that there are monkeys in the trees and spent some time driving us around...

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