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Cancun to Palenque

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Cancun
Caught bus to beach, silky sand, warm sea. We built a massive fort out of soft sand. Next I started collecting slimy seaweed. After that we had delicious fruit and pastries. Finally I played a game of catch and then we went home. We had street food in the park and watched a school dancing competition.

Menu Del Dia, Cancun Centro

Menu Del Dia, Cancun Centro

Isla Mujeres
We shared a taxi with a Mexican who was from Guadalajara. The taxi took us to the ferry port. On the ferry a man played a saxaphone. Isla Mujeres is very small and narrow. We went to the beach with our snorkels but it was disappointing because a net kept the fish away. We hired a golf cart for the day. We drove to the turtle farm and fed and stroked the green turtles. Then it rained cats and dogs and then we played scrabble on our balcony. On the ferry back we saw a green turtle in the ocean.

Sea Turtles, Isla Mujeres

Sea Turtles, Isla Mujeres

Tell me why I can't drive again?

Tell me why I can't drive again?

Cancun
When we got off the ferry the taxi drivers charged us rediculous prices so we caught the bus instead. We went to the park and I went on a T-Rex quad bike. We had quesadillas for breakfast. Then we had to tiptoe through the the puddles to the bus station and we got soaked!

Quesadilla Stand, Cancun Downtown

Quesadilla Stand, Cancun Downtown

Valladolid
We arrived on a 1st class ADO bus at Valladolid and stayed at a colourful hotel with a pleasant roof terrace.
We got up early and caught a 2nd class Mayad bus to Coba. We hired bikes and looked round all the ruined Mayan temples. Then we climbed the highest Mayan temple in Yucatan. We just missed the bus, so we sat down in a restaurant and had a drink then waited for the bus.
We visited Chitchen Itza. All of the Mayan ruins were roped off, which was annoying. There were hundreds of stalls everywhere, and I bought a statue of Chitchen Itza at a stall, and then we caught the bus back.
We had a relaxing day. We went to the Mexican barbers and they did a thorough job, and used Tequilla on my neck. Later we went to the internet cafe.

Cycling through the jungle, Coba

Cycling through the jungle, Coba


Climbing Ixmoja pyramid 24 metres high, Coba

Climbing Ixmoja pyramid 24 metres high, Coba


El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Yucatan

El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Yucatan


Visiting a Barber in Valladolid

Visiting a Barber in Valladolid

Merida
We caught an ADO bus to Merida. Then we caught a taxi to the plaza and my dad went to find a hotel. It wasn't the greatest hotel in the world. When we looked at other hotels they were the same. We had biscuits and ice cream for tea.
At breakfast I had sopa de lima, turkey soup from Yucatan. We did lots of walking but there isn't much to see in Merida. We had a horrible chinese for lunch. A lovely man gave me an old Mexican coin for free.

Sopa de Lima, Thomas's Favourite Food in the Yucatan

Sopa de Lima, Thomas's Favourite Food in the Yucatan

Campeche
We caught the ADO bus to Campeche. We had a tasty torta for lunch and I had delicious chicken fajitas. Campeche is nicer than Merida because it is cleaner, not as crowded and safer.
We went up on Campeche fort walls and learnt about the cruel pirates. Later we went to the Mega shopping mall and I bought some hot wheels cars. We ate traditional Mexican food at a fancy restaurant. The food was excellent.
We took a long, tiring walk along the Malacon to a fort which we didn{t go into because it was up a steep hill. On the way back we went into a really modern shopping arcade. We had buffet chinese which was ok tasting. After dark we watched a spectacular sound and light show.
We walked along the Malacon again but we turned round because it was too hot and sunny. When we went to an internet cafe, a man was dancing around with headphones on. In the afternoon we got ripped off by McDonalds because the Oreo cone didn't taste of Oreo.

Campeche, Malecon

Campeche, Malecon

Palenque
We took our longest bus journey so far. It took 6 hours to get to Palenque. In the dark, we had TopiTacos. They were delicious.
We went to Palenque ruins. We climbed most of them and went inside a Mayan pyramid. I haggled hard for a leather purse and a Myana calendar from a souvenir stall.
We had a TopiTacos platter for breakfast. It was absolutely delicious. We left our room at 12 noon, and had to wait nine and a half hours for our night bus. We went to Chedraui and played cards for 3 hours. We had Burger King for dinner.

Green Snake found in Palenque Ruins

Green Snake found in Palenque Ruins


Engraving within El Palacio, Palenque Ruins

Engraving within El Palacio, Palenque Ruins

Palenque Ruins 5

Palenque Ruins 5

Posted by edandsuet 13:45 Archived in Mexico

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