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Feb 3, 2015 - Cozumel
Shouldn't admit it but I thought Cozumel was a city in Mexico. It's an island about a 45 minute boat ride from mainland Mexico. The waters are so deep no bridge can be built so everything and everyone must go by boat. As we approach the island we can see the port area and as usual it is filled with plenty of shops and restaurants. We make our way through customs to our tour bus for a trip to ruins, a beach and a trip around the island. The San Gervasio Mayan Ruins, believed to be originally called Tantun Cozamil (Flat Rock in Place of the...Jump to full entry
Dec 2, 2014 - Cozumel, Mexico
At Cozumel, this was like our 4th time there, we got a cab and had him show us around. We took a tour of the beach, stoped for some beer, shoped for stuff and then before going back on the ship we were forced to drink more beer because it rained too hard to walk to the ship. Good visit. We are getting our "Iland" back.Jump to full entry
Nov 15, 2014 - Anniversary Cruise
We went on a Cruise to celebrate a few things. It is our 31st Anniversary, Neil is about to embark on his Air Force journey and it was Christmas for Neil also. We went with a group of people and the group got larger when we goton the ship. It was Sauncee and I, Neil, 1SGT Owen, his friend Renee, Ginny, Lexie, Sheila, Terri, and Krystal. Once we were on the ship, we ran into one of my old friends and his wife (Andrew and Brenda). We also found a young cousin of mine and her fiance (Susie and Cavin). We departed New Orleans and traveled a...Jump to full entry
We've arrived in Mexico! We flew into Cancun airport on Tuesday 6th May and spent our first night in an airport hotel. We had a little trouble adjusting to the time difference but had expected some disruption due to the distance we travelled over the last couple of days and our crossing of the international date line. On Wednesday morning we took a taxi down the coast to Playa Del Carmen where we will be based until we meet with our organised trip on Saturday. We settled into our lovely little hotel. We were allowed to select our own room...Jump to full entry
Apr 29, 2014 - Havana to Cancun
Travel day today. Up early to catch a taxi to the airport at 5:15. We were told you need to be at the airport 3 hours early, instead of the usual 2 hours. Not so sure though, as everyone arrives early and lines up at a checkin that isn't open. Actually there was a sign for our flight number, but we couldn't go there because it was actually for an earlier flight! Welcome to Cuba. So everyone lines up to the side of this and then the line slides across when the guy tells you to. Once I was worked out the system I was directing people to...Jump to full entry
Mar 9, 2014 - Tulum
After a late breakfast we caught the bus to Talum at about 11:00am. Only about an hour to get to our hotel in Talum. Dropped our bags and headed to the nearby ruins. Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city. The ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been...Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2014 - Playa del Carmen
Lazy day today with a late breakfast that was a mix of western and mexican. Even the scramble eggs had frijoles (fried blackbeans) on the side. The coffee was good and strong, but I think Vicki will be struggling to find a decent cup of tea around here - lucky she has a stash of her own. So after brekky we strolled down to the beach which is only two blocks from our hotel, and spent most of the day there. The sand was good - just not very wide. The water was cool with no real waves. In the evening met the rest of the group we are...Jump to full entry
Jan 30, 2014 - Help on the way….
Well I know only this, I’ve got you today Don’t fly away ‘Cause I love what I love and I want it that way I will stay, one more day Like I say, honey, it’s you Making it too Without love in the dream it will never come true…. Alright, so it was a long way to come - from South East Asia to the Yucatan Peninsula - and I had been in this part of the world for quite a bit of time last year, but there were some great reasons for coming again. Oh yeah, and it’s my dream, so I can dream what I want. Friend’s, Cenote’s, Cave Diving …. Yucatan…....Jump to full entry
Jan 16, 2014 - Cozumel
Another short sail of 196 miles during the night took us to Cozumel and a new adventure. When Marilyn & I awoke that morning, the bright sunshine was peeking around the curtains at our sliding glass door. We opened the curtains, then went out on the balcony, where we were greeted by a beautiful view. I should mention here that we do have pictures for each day and I will be posting the pictures soon. That is a good thing because I lack the words to adequately describe the beauty of the places we have visited on this cruise. Cozumel was no...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
Jan 6, 2014 - To Tulum!
Up at 6:00 and shower, straighten stuff out and pack up my stuff. To the lobby at 7:00 and Anna and Adrianne were there. Anna on the phone trying to contact our lost couple – who were somewhere in Playa… But by 7:30 they had not shown up so we left for Tulum. (We had still not heard from them as of 8:00 PM today). We also were given a box breakfast – egg and ham with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise plus an apply, banana, and some odd apple juice thing. I ate it. Still not sure why. Tulum – a late classic Maya site – was amazing – mostly...Jump to full entry
Jan 5, 2014 - A day with Ernestio and more!
Got up at 6:30 and did all the morning stuff, then headed off to meet up with Ernesto. Needed to get some bandages first for my feet – I had worn some blisters and raw spots from not being used to sandals. Anyway, got quite lost and wandered around for a while asking people how to get the the meeting place (a laundry). Got to the meet at 8:00 - exactly a half hour late. Met up with Ernesto, his wife (whose name I can’t remember), and their four year old daughter Isabella. We headed out of town in a heavy rain storm – but were greeted by a...Jump to full entry