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Cancun, Yucatan, Mexico

Tuesday, November 4, 2003
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We spent our first few hours in Cancun getting our laundry done, and un-fun stuff like that, but headed off to the beach in the afternoon. What a gorgeous beach! As much as we both disliked the glitz and glamour and Americanism of Cancun, we have to admit that the beaches really are superb. White […]
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Celestun, Yucatan, Mexico

Saturday, November 1, 2003
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Our drive to the western coast of the Yucatan Peninsula took us on some interesting back roads and through some very small rural villages. Most of the homes were round huts made from wooden sticks and mud. There were very few vehicles, and everyone used bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. Most of the […]
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Chetumal, Yucatan, Mexico

Thursday, November 6, 2003
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We spent most of the day travelling south towards the Belize border. We stopped at a great property overlooking a freshwater lagoon near Chetumal and camped for the night. The family had lots of dogs (more than seven) who nosed around our truck looking for scraps at dinnertime. In the morning, we swam in the […]
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Chitchen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Wednesday, November 5, 2003
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We spent a wonderful day walking around the ruins at Chitchen Itza. Among the many restored buildings on site was a large stadium-type structure called the ‘ballcourt’ where a complex game was played by the Mayans with a rubber ball and seven players on each team. The object was to keep the ball from hitting […]
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El Aguacatal, Yucatan, Mexico

Wednesday, October 29, 2003
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In the morning, we said goodbye and gave the kids a ride into San Cristobal to school. We went to an internet/phone place and organized with Noreen (Raenelle’s mom) for her to come down and meet us in Mexico. She is flying into Cancun and we will drive up there to meet her in a […]
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Northern Yucatan, Mexico

Sunday, November 2, 2003
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We camped overnight north of Merida on a beach near the area where it is believed that the huge meteor hit Mexico causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Since we still had one day to kill before picking up Noreen in Cancun, we headed to another bird sanctuary for the night, but we didn’t see […]
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Photos of the Yucatan, Mexico 2003

Sunday, March 9, 2008
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San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
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Yesterday was our last day travelling along the Pacific coast of Mexico before heading inland for a while. Just before reaching the Chiapas border (for those of you unfamiliar with Southern Mexico, Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico that borders Guatamala) we were stopped for about an hour due to a ‘protest’. Actually, it […]
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Seybaplaya, Yucatan, Mexico

Thursday, October 30, 2003
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We met a nice guy who owned an internet cafe in a small town, Escarcega. Since he was running the internet business out of his home, he let us use his shower, which was a relief after a few days of driving in stinking hot weather with no way to cool off! We continued north […]
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