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Zazil-Ha

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  • Day7

    Where's the Wall(y)?

    August 12, 2017 in Mexico

    Probably in the White House...Mexico should be safe from North Korea as they don't like Trump either...hope we get past the wall to continue our adventure.

    In the morning we just chilled....again! (I don't think my heart can take too much of this inactivity)... and waited to Uber on out to the airport for our 15:00 flight to Cancun.

    A short flight with American Airlines to Cancun and then a dedicated pick up to take us to Mahekal Beach Resort.

    http://www.mahekalbeachresort.com/

    We are here for four nights before we move on to The Hard Rock Hotel. I booked this as it is on the beach and there is a diving school here so Eva can do her PADI Open Water Diver Course. The only thing is that she has to do some studying, which she has never been keen on. So the first thing we were given was the manual and we had to read chapter one (77 pages) for our morning start at 08:30...will she actually be able to get out of bed?

    Just along from the hotel we went to 5th Avenue...no, not quite the same 5th Avenue as previously. We went for a stroll to try to find a bank, but I mucked up the directions and it was to no avail. I couldn't even get an ATM to give me some money. So I rang the bank in the UK that gives 24 hour service and explained the situation. They told me that the cards were on stop due to some unusual activity. Had I bought a few items on Amazon etc?
    'No' I replied. Hang about, I suspect that Fiona has been online...it must be raining in France...and my office in the U.K. will soon be resembling a Royal Mail sorting office.

    So we wandered around getting rather hot and sweaty, with the locals saying hello or Ola every few meters and me replying accordingly. Eva was quite intrigued as to how I could speak Mexican...bless. This wall that Trump is on about building certainly won't have to be that high if the locals are anything to go by. They all seemed very nice and pleasant to me, so perhaps all the bad guys are already in the US in which case the wall will succeed in keeping them there.

    Eva was complaining a lot about how hungry she was. So we returned back to the hotel and went for dinner and did our scuba diving homework.

    After which she challenged me to a game of pool (the idea is to pocket your coloured balls into the pockets Eva) and then a game of table tennis (the idea is to hit the ball so it goes over the net and lands on your opponents side of the table Eva), all very exciting and embarrassing.

    'Dad when we go scuba diving tomorrow will I get sea sick?'

    'No darling not in the swimming pool'

    'Night Eva'

    'Night Dad'
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  • Day9

    Dive, Dive, Dive

    August 14, 2017 in Mexico

    The first part of the PADI Scuba Diver certificate is in the swimming pool. So after a hearty breakfast we set up our Scuba gear, donned the wet suits and in we went. All good trading for our excursion to the bottom of the sea bed later in the morning.

    Various exercises included all the safety checks and then underwater filling your mask full of water and then using air to evacuate the water, getting your trim correct with the right amount of air, taking you respirator out and throwing it over your shoulder then recovering it and putting it back in your mouth whilst trying not to inhale water and coming to a premature death.

    At least in the pool one can stand up if in trouble, but under 11m of water things are a bit different...that was for later.

    We headed off on the dive boat to our dive site about 10 minutes away. We checked our gear and flipped backwards into the sea. Our instructor Roman then descended with us onto the bottom of the sea bed and we repeated our training exercises of throwing away our respirators and then recovering it and reinserting it into our mouths, purging the sea water and happily breathing again.

    Off we then popped for a glide around the reef which involved coming al out face to face with a massive moray eel...yikes!...40 minutes later we surfaced for the boat to collect us.

    This my third dive and Eva's first. It really is something special and a whole new experience. She loved it.

    Tomorrow would be a bigger training challenge.
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  • Day13

    Zwei Nächte im Luxus

    March 20, 2017 in Mexico

    20.03.17:
    Nachdem wir abends in unserem Beach Resort angekommen sind, haben wir erstmal im gemütlichen Bett ausgeschlafen und dann ausgiebig mit Blick aufs Meer gefrühstückt. Zwar war dieses nicht inklusive, aber die Auswahl definitiv seinen Preis wert. So haben wir dunkles! Brot, Eierspeisen, Säfte, Käse, Früchte, Joghurt, frische Waffeln und vieles mehr genossen.

    Natürlich sind wir auch durch den tropischen Garten der Anlage geschlendert, aber unser Ziel war klar: der Infinity Pool! Dort haben wir dann eigentlich den kompletten Tag auf Luxusliegen (mit Polster) verbracht. Zwischendurch zur Erfrischung in den Pool und zur Abwechslung ein Eis - ein perfekter Urlaubstag :)

    Am zweiten Abend haben wir dann auch ein besseres (weil größere Portionen zu günstigeren Preis bei ebenso gutem Geschmack) Restaurant gefunden: La Cueva de Chango. Dort haben wir uns mal wieder eine Guacamole, sowie Hauptspeise (Shrimps in einer scharfen Soße mit Kakao) und Nachtisch (Crêpes mit Nutella und Banane) geteilt.

    Bilder:
    - Ein Teil des leckeren Frühstücks
    - Einer der vier Pools
    - Der Infinity Pool direkt am Meer
    - Ausblick 1
    - Ausblick 2
    - Schoko- und Mojito-Eis
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