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Puerto Juarez

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  • Day383

    Ich weiß nicht, wie die Nachrichten in Europa berichten, aber hier ist das Erdbeben Topthema. Mit einer Stärke von 7.1 hat es unter anderem Mexikocity getroffen und über 200 Todesopfer gefordert.
    Über eine lokale Gruppe erfuhr ich, dass man beim Roten Kreuz (sp.: Cruz Rojo) helfen kann mit Spenden und beim Kistenpacken. Ich habe nicht lang überlegt und bin morgens direkt hin, um zu entdecken, dass bereits einige Hundert Leute dort waren.
    Eine Spur der zweispurigen Straße wurde nur dafür genutzt, dass Leute Hilfsgüter abliefern konnten. Dies war alles von Nahrungsmitteln, über Hygiene Artikel, bis hin zu Schaufeln und Spitzhacken. Die zahlreichen Autos wurden innerhalb von Sekunden durch eine Menschenschlange entladen und die Spenden in den Innenhof transportiert. Hier konnte man dann alles Machen vom Kistenpacken, Spenden sortieren, beschriften oder auf Paletten kommissionieren. Die etwa 2000 Kartons á ~10kg waren bereits um 13 Uhr aufgebraucht. Phänomenal war vor allem die Atmosphäre, zwischen zeitlich brandeten immer wieder Wellen von Applaus auf, zum Dank an die Spender oder zur gegenseitigen Motivation. Es gingen immer wieder Leute mit Trinken und Essen rum und irgendwann auch offizielle, die dazu aufforderten, dass man nach 4 Stunden helfen, bitte eine Pause einlegt.
    Im Video ist zu sehen, wie unser erster Truck das Gelände verlässt, der bis obenhin voll mit Spenden war. Abends feierte mich dann noch der Hostelbesitzer, der mich auf Bildern wieder erkannt hat.
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  • Day36

    After 5 weeks of holidays and let's say a little bit of partying Jay and I needed some down time so off to Mexico we went. We stayed in Krystal Cancun for 6 nights and took advantage of the beach front resort style living. We spent days laying on beach chairs drinking margaritas and swimming in the bright blue ocean. It was amazing! Mexico weather reminded us a lot like summer back home, hot and humid so we spent a lot of time in the water but unfortunately despite our efforts we both got a bit sunburnt.

    While in Cancun we also had a few tours booked to see the local culture and one of the 7 Wonders of the World. We went on a tour to see the amazing Chichen Itza, our tour guide was incredible, a true local who showed us the local side of the Mayan culture taking us to small towns where we could speak to the locals and purchase gifts knowing that the funds where going straight back to the Mayan families. He also explained a side of the history of Chichen Itza unlike the popular stories online which was refreshing to learn.
    We also visited the beautiful Ik Kil Centote, this was one place I had on my bucket list. An amazing swimming whole inside a Centote.

    One of the other tours we did was swimming with whale sharks!! Wow what can I say, swimming with these beautiful gentle giants was very humbling. Again we were with a very local tour guide on a small boat with a group of 6 other people. We put our snorkel gear on jumped off the boat and swam along side these amazing creatures - amazing!

    Best part for me about being in Cancun was that all of our tours, accomodation and car transfers (between tours, airport and hotel) was booked through Flight Centre and every company we dealt with was great. All the tours and transfer people were locals and made us feel very safe and welcome.
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  • Day27

    Just over 3 weeks done in Cuba. Absolutely beautiful country!
    Personal highlights have to be Viñales and Trinidad.

    Viñales because of the natural beauty and incredible cigars by the farmers who keep the best 12% of the crop! Also managed to find a pitch black cave that had a natural pool 250m inside it which was an experience!

    Trinidad is completely different. Cobbled streets, bright coloured houses everywhere and a lot of music. There are groups playing music on the street and at night you can find live bands to watch or salsa to.

    Havana was another highlight. Like stepping back 50years in time with the old school cars and old buildings which are falling apart. It has its own charm about it most definitely.

    Now onto Mexico!
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  • Day14

    Just arrived, checked in to our place, now off for some Mexican food, beers and mariachi 😎 the warmest welcome you could ever hope for...god I love latin america!!!..how i missed the food, the Caribbean ocean and the people😍 SALUD (cheers) to all the adventures to follow 🍺🍺🍺

    -Stef-

  • Day2

    Cancun is not as bad as i expected but I also didn't see much of it.
    I managed to check into my hostel without switching to english (ok, I didn't have to say much in spanish but at least I understood everything they said ;)). Then had an nice and authentical first dinner at a street food stall in parque las palapas - burrito con pollo - and a beer with some guys I met @ my hostel.
    After a good night of sleep I'm now enjoying a sweet breakfast of the roof top terrace of my hostel before heading to Tulum later.Read more

  • Day190

    It had probably been something like 15 years since my brother Mo and I last sailed together. So it was about time for a revival :) After a productive morning, we sailed with a small catamaran through a lovely afternoon on the island. This time, we also saw the crocodiles! As well as an iguana and the usual suspects pelican and flamingo

    It feels great to be more busy with work again and to have such relaxed and happy days with my brother at the same time.

    We're staying in Cancun tonight to catch our flight to Havana tomorrow.
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  • Day254

    Cancun is not exactly our cup of tea, but this is the best hub to enter Cuba or the rest of Yucatan Peninsula. It was fun watching the locals fish by the lagoon. We also got to enjoy some awesome margarita and ceviche. Good start of a 6 week trip!

  • Day197

    Anna was still feeling rough when she awoke - 2 day hangover!! I had some coco pops but she didn't want anything. We packed and then hung around until midday when we caught the ferry back to the mainland.

    During the short ride, Anna's sunglasses suddenly snapped as mine had a week ago. We taped them back up with my magical blue kinesio tape which has come in very handy - my watch, sunnies and flip flops are all patched up; the flip flops have been literally hanging on by a thread for the last week!

    We caught a taxi (100P) to the Hotel International Caribe (500P) and checked in - nothing fancy but it has a pool in case we get a chance for some last minute rays tomorrow morning (cloudy this afternoon). Anna needed junk food to fix her so we had lunch at Burger King.

    Then we headed to mercado 28, which is full of touristy shops. After less than an hour we couldn't take any more of the samey shops and haggling for prices. We went to a huge supermarket and then came back via Las Palapas park which had a lovely family atmosphere, full of street food and toy cars for kids to drive. Our last meal was at El Asador for veggie fajitas and the best garlic fish Anna's had (272P).
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  • Day2

    WIR SIND DA!
    Mittlerweile ist es hier fast 6 Uhr und wir haben gerade einen Horrortag hinter uns! Angekommen am Flughafen haben wir kein Geld am Automaten bekommen, dann kamen wir nicht mehr in die abgesperrte Zone rein wo die günstigen Busse fahren (haben uns dann einfach reingeschlichen) und als wir dann in Downtown Cancun ankamen haben wir geschlagene 3 Stunden in der brütenden Hitze unser Hostel gesucht. Wir haben gefühlt jede Ecke 3 Mal gesehen und doch nichts richtig 😂
    Dann hat sich auch noch herausgestellt, das nicht der Automat am Flughafen das Problem war, sondern Anscheinend unsere Karte 😱 die nächsten stunden sind wir dann von einem ATM zum nächsten, von einer geschlossenen Bank zur nächsten (gut das sowas immer an Wochenenden und Feiertagen passiert) bis uns die Anna aus Deutschland (vielen Dank nochmals Anna 😅🎉) aufgeklärt hat: man muss mindestens 50€ abheben, da das aber umgerechnet 1000Peso sind haben wir natürlich nicht dran gedacht so einen "hohen" Betrag abzuheben..
    Es ist übrigens richtig richtig heiß und die eiskalte Dusche war unsere Rettung!
    Jetzt sind wir gerade mitten in der Abendplanung und wollen vielleicht zum Sonnenuntergang an den Strand :)

    PS: mehr Bilder hab ich leider nicht, wir waren existenzängstlich :D das ist unser Hostel (mit 3 deutschen, einem Österreicher und einer Südamerikanerin) und die Straßenbegrenzung hier
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