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March 30th 2012
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On Monday morning we taught English to the Casa Kristal girls, covering things in the house and in the classroom and doing a few games of vocab bingo with chocolate coins as prizes. Afterwards we headed in to town. We had a very successful shopping trip, Hannah got some material to make a sarong, I got a new top and some ribbon to fix my handbag. We both had a craving for salad and went for food at a restaurant that does both Mexican and International food. I ordered a César salad, and because I was starving, house nachos for my starter. Even before those arrived, we were bought nachos and salsa. Hannah’s lime soup arrived – it was enormous, and tasted surprisingly good. My nachos arrived soon after, and honestly, you could have fed an entire family on them! I’ve never seen such an enormous pile of food, all covered in Salsa, Guac, Melted cheese and a bean paste called frijoles. Soon after my salad arrived – again, enormous! A bit short on lettuce but delicious. I could only eat around half of my food and Hannah was the same – her baguette was like a foot long from subway. I asked for the rest of my food in a doggy bag and we made our way to the bus terminal to book ourselves a ticket for our next destination – Cancun. We spent the rest of the afternoon in a food coma, trying to find a hotel in Cancun with a pool, twin rooms and air con at a reasonable price. In the end we found somewhere for MXN$1402 for the 2 nights, which works out at £17.50 per person per night. Not too bad! We are going to spoil ourselves a bit whilst we are in Cancun, and spend a good few hours by the pool or at the beach. Hopefully we can fit in a trip to Isla Mujeres before we continue our trip down the coast to Tulum, before we end up in Belize and eventually Honduras.

Tuesday

We went for a final swim in the pool, before spending a few hours packing. We caught a taxi to the bus terminal and began our trip to Cancun. I typed up my blog from the weekend on Hannah’s laptop and played some solitaire. We stopped by Subway on our way to our hotel for a subway each. The walk to our hotel with all of our stuff was a bit grim but our hotel was easy to find – it was opposite the hovel where we stayed the last time we were in Cancun a few weeks previously. Our room was OK – good for the price, but dated décor and a little small. It would do us though. We walked to find a bar after settling in to our room for an hour or so. I managed to find the British bar that Joe and I had drunkenly stumbled across last time I’d visited Cancun, but it was no-where near as lively as it had been on a Saturday night. After one drink we came home, via a huge public space filled with an empty stage and market stalls, and went to bed.

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