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Apr 3, 2017 - Cancun to Merida

Cancun and Isla Mujeres Today we met our fellow travellers. There are eighteen of us on the trip - two other Aussies, an Irish GP, a Canadian, two Americans and the rest are English. Our guide Edgar, our mechanic Gabriel and our driver Francesco are all locals. After a briefing we all walked a couple of blocks to a quiet plaza where the bikes awaited us. We were all given a previously allocated cycle and spent the next 20 minutes or so getting seat heights sorted and gears and brakes checked. Our first ride was to the ferry terminal at...

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Jan 19, 2016 - Ooops, I goofed!

Hey everyone - we have got a few e-mails from folks saying they aren't able to get into our blog. None of you are doing anything wrong. Donna goofed and changed the URL in our link address after she sent the blog notice out. So the address you first received was incorrect. This one will have the correct address so you should be good to go. SORRY for the confusion guys!!!

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Jan 17, 2016 - 7 seaters and hot rod bikes with fuzzy dice

The next day was hot and sunny so we spent the whole day at the pool alternating between the chaises and hammocks that hang over the edge of the pool. Wayne struck up a conversation with John, an Irishman who lives in Boston area with a summer place in Cape Cod. He loves to travel by hostel and has been all over Mexico, Central America and even South America. Ryan is currently in Cartagena, Columbia for some hiking, exploring and beach time. It was some comfort that John, this 70+ year old guy, has travelled 3 times to the area Ryan is in...

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Jan 15, 2016 - Hipball anyone???

Our room is beside the main eating area so at 7AM the noise started as the free breakfast gets underway. We thought it was 8 AM as we didn’t realize there is a time change between Cancun and Merida so it was an earlier than expected start to this day! We decided to check out Progreso, a town about 30 minutes north of Merida right on the water. As with all of Mexico, buses come frequently and after about 5 minutes we were on our way to Progreso. North Merida is very busy with construction as there are new building sites everywhere. There is...

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Jan 14, 2016 - The Green Tunnel

We timed our morning walk to the bus depot perfectly as we grabbed some eats at the grocery store then marched right on the bus and were gone in less than 5 minutes. It was a long straight flat road once we cleared the expansive suburbs of Cancun. The vegetation on both sides of the bus was tall and we basically travelled 4 hours in a green tunnel unable to see much. This was the toll road so bypassed all the villages along the way. Quick but not too good for looky-loos like us. Although it was cloudy when we pulled into Merida station...

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Mar 6, 2015 - Merida

Friday 3/6 We just found out that we leave at 6:30 to beat the heat and the crowds. This will be a quick posting! Continuing northeast from Campeche, we drove to the amazing ruins at Uxmal. This was one of the major Mayan cities from about 600-900. The many buildings reflect the influence of the other cities that they would have traded with in Meso-america. The buildings fit into the hillside, and were quite impressive, with lots of carving decoration. Amazing to think that these monumental buildings were all created without metal tools, or...

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Mar 2, 2013 - Lost Cities

Please click here for offsite December 21, 2012 Well... it was the day the Mayans predicted the world would end, or so we thought!! It was this same day we left SFO to travel to the Yucatan peninsula, our holiday this year was an expedition to see the less visited but very impressive Mayan ruins including Chichen Itza, made popular by all tour groups. We arrived at Merida, and like everyone else were very pleased to note that the world in fact had not ended. Our guide Dan Griffin, an archeologist specializing in Mayan ruins picked us up at...

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Kilimanjaro

Nov 19, 2012 - Merida, a horse and underground rivers

I decided to explore Merida and take photos of some of the beautiful architecture before all the people filled the streets. You would think 6:30 am would be a good time? Not on parade day. I happened upon the city square many young men in matching shirts were lining the streets holding ropes to cordon them off. A band was setting up and police officers were everywhere. A man was announcing something from the government building and I caught enough to realize they were celebrating something to do with the military. I watched a beautiful...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Navidad en casa de Fernando Solís

Cena en casa de Fernando con Adriana, Gilda y sus hijos, así como con Arturo, prometido de Ana Laura. En la foto todos los primos: Ricardo, Gerardo, Valentina, Ana Laura, Felipe, Ryuzo Augusto, Arturo y Fernando (en representación de su hijo Fernando)

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Dec 22, 2011 - Mérida

Jueves 22. Ryuzo y Felipe llegaron a Mérida a medio día. Adriana, Gilda y Valentina pasaron por ellos y los llevaron al Centro. Intentaron un restaurante para cenar que no les gustó, así que terminaron en Los Trompos del Centro y luego los llevaron al hotel (Vila Mercedes, Presidente Intercontinental en Av. Colón y Calle 60) Yo llegué en la noche, a desempacar y dormir. Viernes 23. Despertamos tarde, comimos el buffet de desayuno del hotel (nos llamó la atención el brazo de reina, un tamal con pollo y hoja de chaya y los negritos, unas...

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Dec 10, 2011 - Back in Merida

Feeling better but had to move on and keep to my schedule. Sad to miss out on finding the Pygmy Kingfisher. I have some spare time at the end of my trip and might go back to Celestun again. Had to go back to Merida to get a bus to the village of Santa Elena. Got up at 3:30 a.m. to catch the 5 a.m bus to get to Merida in time to catch the 9 a.m bus to Santa Elena.

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Find Tom 4

Aug 10, 2011 - Merida 2

What can one say about Merida. Well the heat is unbearable. Last night I was fonally able to fall asleep when I moved from the bed to the hammock, as everywhere my body touched the sheets was just covered with sweat. I also had to drencg my pajamas in water until I finally fell asleep about 2 am. Yesterday I went to Chichen Itza Mexicoçs most famour and over rated archeological sote. It is noce, but mot more so than other sights that I have visited. If course though it is more than 3 times the price and hassle of the other sights as well. I...

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Kia Shnette 2010

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