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Friday 29th September 2006

Mayan Ruins & More Beautiful Beaches

From Cancún we checked out nearby Chichen Itza which is an ancient Mayan city. It was pretty spectacular! The huge pyramids were particularly impressive. The acoustics in the Ball Court were amazing .. you could whisper at one end and be heard 40m away at the other end. My high pitched Cooees echoed about 10 times!

Our next destination was Playa de Carmen, a nice little town situated right on the beach albeit a bit too touristy for us. The hostel there was heaps cool so we just mixed it up with our fellow travellers and chilled on the beach. The highlight of Playa de Carmen for us was the ginormous Wallmart which was across the road from the hostel. It was the largest supermarket I have ever seen and sold everything from motorbikes to computers to groceries. Our thrice daily visits were great fun and it was also good to get away from the intense heat outside.

We (Frank (Dutch bloke I met) and I) bussed it a little further down the coast to Tulum where we stayed in a hut right on the beach! Didn´t do too much apart from swim at the beach and enjoy fine Mexican cuisine! It´s been a pretty stressful time ... having to decide between 2 for 1 cocktails or cheap beers every day isn´t easy!

The buses in Mexico have been fabulous! They are always coaches and 2nd class which we have been using is very comfortable. I wish I could say the same about the drivers though ... they are total maniacs! It´s funny as the buses have a red light above the driver which lights up whenever the driver exceeds the speed limit (ie all the time) just so you know that you may die soon!




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