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Cancún

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  • Day1

    Mexicooooo!!

    March 30 in Mexico

    Hola! Got to da hotel yesterday at 3pm, it’s amazing!!! Jacuzzi bath in wir bedroom next to wir king sized bed (I wakened up last night and couldna was even reach Ian it was dat big!) no used the jacuzzi yet so no sure if it will make me bed claes wet (sorry Katie!!). Drinking a ridiculous amount o cocktails, playing in da pool and lying in da sun daday, went for a walk and saw a peerie lizard thing. Da restaurants are so good, I’m going to be 2 stone bigger afore I’m heem. Planning what wir going to do the rest o wir two weeks shortly. Miss u, love u bye bye xxxRead more

  • Day10

    We’ve been oot on 3 trips since I posted last, soz guys, so busy!!! Chichen Itza was so cool, we went to a proper Mayan village after it asweel which was cool to see how folk really live. We went to the island called Holbox which was so boannie, the island dusna hae ony cars so we drove around on golf buggies dan went and laid and drank on dis beach. Dan daday we’ve been to Sian Ka’an which is in Tulum and it’s like tonnes o mangroves that we drove through on a boat and saw a crocodile, dolphins, huge turtles etc. So good going oot and seeing more as da hotel, kinda brunt in places but tan is coming no bad. Going to coco bongos on Tuesday I’m excited aboot dat 🤪Read more

  • Day4

    Turtles & Caves

    April 2 in Mexico

    We went to Akumal Bay yesterday and snorkelled, saw tonnes o cool fish and two turtles!! Ian had the go pro so hopefully get some good footage fae dat and no just videos o his face! We dan went into this underground caves called cenotes we stalactites and stalagmites, we swam through one dan walked through annider! So cool. Yun photo we the footprints under da water is fae a Jaguar going through the cave!! Got back to the hotel and drank a grain so been pretty hungover daday😵. Getting picked up at 5.20am damorn to go to Chicen Itza so going to bed noo at 7.30pm haha.Read more

  • Day13

    Nearly Home Time

    April 11 in Mexico

    Can hardly believe wir leaving to come heem damorn, hardly feels lik it’s been two weeks but I’ll be blyde to get heem and stop eating so much and give my liver a rest, for a week 🤪. We went to dis really nice lobster restaurant da idder night, it was amazing! Oh and I held a snake!!! We went on a pub crawl and to coco bongos last night, it was mad. Just been to an Asian restaurant where they cook afore you which was so cool! Going to work on my last minute suntan damorn afore we leave, wir flight is at night dan we land at Manchester at 7.30am da next day.Read more

  • Day9

    Adios Tulum, hola Cancun

    March 17 in Mexico

    Heute stand wieder eine kleine Reise an. Doch bevor wir nach Cancun aufbrachen, wollten wir nochmal schnorcheln gehen. Und so suchten wir uns schon früh um halb 10 ein Collectivo gen Xcacel. Dieser Strand hat es uns echt angetan. Morgens war noch nicht viel los und so fanden wir sogar eine ungenutzte Schatten spendende Palme für uns allein. Doch zum sonnen waren wir nicht gekommen, also ab ins Wasser. Mit Lenas neuer Ausrüstung klappte es gleich viel besser und so verbrachten wir eine Stunde im Wasser damit kleine und große Fische, Seeigel, einen kleinen Rochen und einen Kofferfisch zu beobachten. Kurz nach 12 ging es dann auch schon wieder zurück und bei der Gelegenheit ließen wir uns gleich am Busbahnhof absetzen. Die Schlange am Schalter war lang und nach einer Viertelstunde anstehen hatten wir dann unser Ticket nach Cancun. Zurück in der Wohnung nutzten wir nochmal die Dusche und kurz vor 3 Uhr verabschiedeten wir uns von Patrick, unserem Vermieter. Diesmal hatten wir ein 1.Klasse-Ticket und brauchten somit nur die halbe Zeit nach Cancun. Nach gut zwei Stunden waren wir da und mit einem Taxi fix bei der nächsten Unterkunft.
    Wir schlafen im Erdgeschoss eines großen Einfamilienhauses und haben ein kleines Zimmer direkt am Pool. Die große Küche würden wir uns mit anderen Gästen teilen. Aber gesehen haben wir noch keine. Auf der Suche nach was Essbaren landeten wir im Restaurant La Oasia - wieder gab es Fisch. Die mexikanische Spezialität Ceviche als Starter gefolgt von einer Fisch-Platte für 2 machten mehr als satt. Anschließend wollten wir noch zum Strand, aber in Cancun - hier stehen die Hochhaushotels Seite an Seite - geht das nicht so einfach. So wurde ein ausgedehnter Abendspaziergang daraus, mit Kurzsprints über die mexikanischen Stadthighways. Unser letztes Kleingeld haben wir im Walmarkt in Obst und Gemüse investiert. Denn morgen Nachmittag geht's nach Costa Rica! 🛫 🇨🇷
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  • Day4

    Playa Marlin und Parque Las Palapas

    April 30, 2017 in Mexico

    An unserem ersten ganzen Tag in Mexiko waren wir, Jetlag sei Dank, schon ganz früh wach und sind an den Strand frühstücken gegangen. Hat sich als nicht so gute Idee herausgestellt, da der Wind so stark war das wir wahrscheinlich hauptsächlich Sand gegessen haben 😁
    Das Wasser ist unglaublich türkis und klar, der Sand ist total fein und hell und wir waren die meiste Zeit wirklich alleine am Strand, was schon sehr cool war.
    Nachmittags sind wir dann zurück ins Hostel und haben uns ausgeruht und unseren Sonnenbrand gepflegt, bevor wir dann abends den Parque Las Palapas gefunden haben! Das ist ein großer Platz, der von vielen Essensständen gesäumt ist und auf dem eine große Bühne ist, wo die Einheimischen tanzen und Musik spielen! Wir haben total gut gegessen und es war echt cool den Mexikanern beim Tanzen zuzusehen! 😍 Vor allem waren wir gefühlt die einzigen Touristen vor Ort, wodurch wir das Gefühl hatten ein richtig authentisches Mexiko zu erleben. Das hat uns auch viel besser gefallen als das, was wir bis dahin von der Stadt gesehen hatten.
    Das nächste Mal melden wir uns dann aus Merida, adios!
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  • Day109

    Cancun, Mexico

    February 3, 2017 in Mexico

    Food, glorious food!

    Getting to Mexico was better than sitting down to a sunday roast after a week on dehydrated rations. I was still recovering from an upset stomach, so I didn't have much of an appetite. That quickly changed when our new found gang of hombres stumbled across an open air food market. Guacamole, burritos, empanadas and tacos had never tasted so good! I think I'm going to like Mexico.

    Mike and Char are in good shape, they've spent the last week or so cruising through the Yucatan from Mexico City. Great to catch up after a good few years!

    Cancun was just how I imagined it. We stayed in a shady hostal in Cancun town, to avoid the extortionate prices of food, drink and accommodation that are found along the huge resorts and hotels which stretch along miles of white sandy beaches comprising the peninsular. All the major American brands are back in play, Starbucks as usual, the biggest culprit.

    We're enjoying spending the Mexican peso. At 16MXN to the AUD, a 10 peso bus ride wasn't enough to deter us from getting to the beach, nor from indulging in the bakery section of the supermarket for another delicious meal. Avocados for $1 per kilo, I'm in heaven!

    Cancun was a short stop. We're headed to Tulum by bus. Glad for a pit stop in civilization, but equally glad to leave it behind as soon as we did. Hasta la vista baby!
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  • Day1

    Cancun

    January 3, 2017 in Mexico

    Two hour wait after landing for my pre booked shuttle and most of that was standing in the heat outside in a tiny space! Chaotic! One poor girl fainted.
    Anyway after checking into my next budget hotel (another great hotel with killer air conditioning) just on the outskirts of the central district set off for some dinner - 5 hour flight left LA 9.30am and arrived 5.30pm so by now its dark and I am exhausted. Not much close by so hotel staff tell me the biggest mall in Cancun is a 10 minute walk.

    I set off. First mistake - I should have gone to bed and had chocolate for dinner. The heat! After 5 minutes I was dripping!
    Next I am basically walking down a freeway! There was a path but then it would turn into large grassed areas with rocks which I had to climb over! They didn't tell me I needed treking shoes and poles!

    Next I am walking next to bush where I hear noises so I walk close to the road - then I see a man with plastic bags walk into the bush. I walk faster.

    Then I see it - superama by Walmart! Don't judge me people I had to eat quickly and get back to the hotel! And the Mall was nowhere in sight and I had been walking 20 minutes. 10 minutes! Maybe if you are an olympian walker!
    So on a full stomach of the worst pizza I bolted to back!

    And that was my day 2!
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  • Day2

    Cancun lets try again!

    January 4, 2017 in Mexico

    Amazing breakfast included in the hotel stay which I paid for later! Oh well but it was good!

    My plan was to make it to a bank get some peso and then see the sights!

    I made it to the mall after a litre of water and just before I collapsed! As an added bonus my face was bright red and took an hour to return to normal!

    Then I pondered for some time. Do I walk to a bus station wait in the heat and then go to the hotel zone on the beach and walk the strip catching the local minibuses along the way?
    In my backpacking days the answer would have been of course! I agonised as I am meant to be travelling on a budget!
    No the heat is diabolical so I hire a taxi to drive me wait while I take my tourist snaps and head back to air conditioned safety in the mall!

    Cancun is good as a transport hub where you stay and do your day trips or you just want to lay by a pool and party at night.

    The hotel strips had your usual high end shopping, malls and lots of bars and restaurants.

    Got the standard Cancun shot taken by my cheerful taxi driver!

    The internet access has been very hit and miss with my global sim. One night I woke up at 3.30am and it was working so away I went with my travel research for 25 mintues then it was gone!

    Later that day set off for Playa del Carmen where I will be based for 3 days. I opted for a taxi which I got a good price on - the heat the heat!!!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cancún, Cancun, كانكون, Горад Канкун, Канкун, Κανκούν, کانکون٬ کینتانا رو, קנקון, कान्कुन, Կանկուն, CUN, カンクン, კანკუნი, 캉쿤, Kankunas, Kankuna, ကင်န်ကွန်မြို့, กังกุน, کانکون, 港觀, 坎昆

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