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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 13th 2009

Vi pakkede vores ting og tog baaden over kl 14. Baadturen tog omkring 20 min ogsaa var vi i paradis. Alt er sindsygt billigt og vejret er overdrevet godt. Strandene er som billederne i de vildeste feriekataloger og vi bor paa et rigtig fedt Hostel Poc Na. Vi indlogerede os og gik paa stranden. Vandet var helt klart og mindre saltet end Cancun, hvilket betyder at det stadig er sindsygt saltet - det smager som McDonalds pomfritter, saa i kan nok regne ud, at Per ligger paa hospitalet pt. til udpumpning. Vi kunne heller ikke forstaa at han havde en hel spand af den billige mayo med ud i vandet - han sagde det var solcreme han havde koebt paa McDonalds. Vi synes det loed underligt, men eftersom han rent faktisk smurte sig ind i det ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres March 29th 2009

Isla Mujeres ("Women's Island") is a small skinny island with a small town on the north end, not far off the coast of Cancún. This island had been a sacred place of Ix Chel, the Mayan moon goddess, and there is a small temple to her at the southern, rocky tip of the island, but not much remains of it due to the hurricane damage it has faced. Now it is a nice tourist destination, more laid back than Cancún... On the street outside my hostel I caught a bus to Puerto Juarez, the best place to catch a ferry to Isla Mujers. I met a woman Raelyn from Vancouver Island who was in her last days of her solo trip to the south of Mexico shortly after buying my boat ticket, and we decided to ... read more
A giant sea turtle
The sculptures in the park...  see what I mean?
The temple

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres February 21st 2009

Day 2 and 3- An overdubbed version of the Bourne Identity and a nights sleep later we traveled out to the Puerto Juarez. We were off to the Isla Mujeres for a day of lying on the beach drinking Negra Modelos, margaritas, and eating tacos del mar. The beach bars have swings instead of stools so even if there was no breeze we could create one. The weather was amazing...85 and sunny...crystal blue, wading depth water for 1/4 mile out into the ocean...exactly why we came. The day flew by and we watched the sunset from a bar closer to the ferry terminal (pics to be attached to blog as soon as the stars align and I can get the camera in same place as the battery and the computer.) Had some trouble getting back ... read more
Fred on Isla with Margarita
Sunset on Isla
Margaritas in Playa del Carmen

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres February 15th 2009

Finally took some time from my busy schedule to write another action packed entry to the blog ala Bevan. We arriveds into Cancun 5 days ago now. And many beverages have been consumed so my memory is...lts say...clouded. Well we arrived into cancun airport at it was pretty cool. After seeing the likes of Sydney, Chicago, Dallas, London it was interesting to be surrounded by lots of happy people in holiday instead of the crazy hoards of people in the big cities. Almost relaxing. We got on our bus and found our hostel without too much drama. Downtown Cancun was cool. Reminds me much of Thailand. Very poor, run-down buildings, and a good mix of locals and tourists. I was very cautious of the area, thou. Just thinking that the Mexican people are a bit dodgey..... ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 24th 2009

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is an idyllic island just off Cancun. There are several theories as to its name, but our favourite (and the least probable) is that it is where pirates left their women when they left to raid the mainlands. We took a bus from Merida to Cancun. Everyone says that Cancun is a terrible place to stay unless you're at a resort, so we wasted no time there. The beaches are all public, but they are lined with hotels which don't let you through to the beach unless you are a guest. How terrible and commercial! Thus, we hopped on a collectivo to the port, and got straight on a boat for Isla Mujeres. It was nightfall as we chugged towards the island, and a guy with a guitar serenaded us for ... read more
Beach volleyball - under palm trees!
Biking
Crab eating

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 5th 2009

Hei og hoppsann!! Her er vi igjen!! No har vi plassert oss litt lenger soer og faat paa oss speedoen og tangatrusa. WE LIKE!!! :D For aa begynne med det vi avslutta med sist: Vi kom oss opp i Empire State Building som planlagt. Godt tips til alle som har tenkt til det: Kom cirka 8.30. Vi kom i dei tide, gikk rett inn (null koe ute), inn, fikk kjoept oss billettar og kom oss til topps. Det vil seie 86.etasje. Det var ikkje ope heilt opp til 103. Like greit, for det bles godt oppe paa toppen! Og uansett saag vi absolutt alt som kunne sjaaast. Fikk knipsa litt bilder utover New York og berre velstand. Jatta jatta! Ellers aat vi en nydelig god middag siste dagen. Faktisk paa en restaurant som laag paa hjoernet ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres December 21st 2008

HEY! Shit, hvor skal man begynne... vi landet i cancun, drit sinnsykt slitne etter en 30 timers reise via heathrow og Mexico city. klokken 1 'paa natten lokal tid blir vi drasset ombord en collectivo, "delt taxi" med en halvfjern norsk-chilener som sier han skal svippe oss til hotellet myyye billigere enn hva det ville koste aa ta taxi. vi smeller fem paa, men det vi ikke lukter er at rassen mangler hotell, og er derfor avhengig av aa stoppe paa 4 forskjellige hoteller for aa sjekke pris mm... 1 time senere tar hans affaere og sier "kj0r oss til terracaribe NAA, vi er SLITNE! (vaart hotell btw) og han godtar faktisk. Vi sover godt paa hotellet vaart downtown Cancun, vaakner opp for aa tusle bort i gata og spise billig frokost, og kaster oss paa ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres December 18th 2008

Our plan was to go to Isla Mujeres, a small island just off the coast of Cancun, about 1km by 5km. You have to take a ferry to the island. There are 3 points where you can get on and off. We got a tip from our concierge and headed to Puerto Juárez, the furthest point from Zona Hotelera. This is better because the ferry is more frequent, runs every 15 minutes or so and upto midnight or later. It is also half the price as the other ferrys. We disembarked at Playa del Norte (North beach), the main beach, but didn't spend much time there. Rented a moped and headed south to Punta Sur (southern tip). On the way, we made a quick stop at Hacienda Mundaca, an ancient museum/garden, which wasn't much and in ... read more
Leaving Puerta Juarez for Isla Mujeres
Ferry Ride to Isla Mujeres
Ferry ride to Isla Mujeres

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres December 5th 2008

Never thought it would take me so long to start this, but here I am five days into my travels and no longer on the Isla. Isla Mujeres was the perfect little island to start my adventure. It is off the coast of Cancun and a 20 minute ferry ride across. Beautiful, safe, with a great feel to it - seems to be a smaller version of Playa Del Carmen, only without the constant badgering of the vendors. I was told afterwards that my hotel is on the happening street, Ave. Hidalgo, which is lined with hotels, shops & restaurants. My hotel room at the Bucaneros was tiny, tiny, a little rustic, but clean. After a once over to ensure I was the only life form in my room, I was happy as I fell into ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres December 5th 2008

I am a few days behind already, but a picture is worth a thousand words.... read more




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