Blogs from Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America - page 6


North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres December 3rd 2008

Time on the Isla went so fast, and probably because I thought I would awaken from a dream! My first full day there was spent to a large degree, (no big surprise) on the beach. Met a couple of airline stewards (Mike and Anita) from Toronto, while I was inspecting my first hammock at a Palapa. I then strolled the beach and picked a perfect spot to start working on my "real" tan! There are many vendors who troll the beach selling their wares, and this is how I met Mike (yes, another one - I seem to be surrounded by them!) Mike is looking at jewellery and from the tone of his skin seems to have just gotten there. We strike up a conversation, and I find out he is from Calgary! His plans are ... read more
Don and I around the island

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres October 2nd 2008

Isla Contoy Bird Sanctuary, 28 abril 1990. Scraping the last of our money together we managed to talk one of the local fisherman into taking us to Isla Contoy Bird Sanctuary for 50 american green backs for the whole day. Isla Contoy might be tiny but it is a real bird watcher's paradise and not a single american tourist in sight. As a matter of fact we're the only people on the whole island lying on a beautiful light brown colored beach. Our boat man has caught some big baracuda which he is now busy preparing for us over a small camp fire while we laze around and drink Dos XX mexican beer which we took along just for this ocassion. Nora is skinning up a joint while I draw her in my sketch book and ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres October 1st 2008

Isla de Mujeres, Playa Cocoteros, 27 abril 1990. It's late afternoon and we sitting under one of the palapa-thatched huts taking shelter from the intence rays of the caribean late afternoon sun, drinking a cold Modelo beer and discussing our trip so far while Nora is out in the azure blue sea with my snorkle enjoying the rich aquatic sea life. The beach is pretty much deserted so we have the place to ourselves and we can even skin up a joint with the grass James scored a few days back in Cancun. The coconut trees this beach has been named after are nowhere to be seen but rumour has it they have all been swept away by some tropical typhon a couple of years ago. "You know, it's really great, nearly three and a half ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 30th 2008

On the way to Isla de Mujeres, 26 abril 1990. We're on a small ferry boat on the way to Isla de Mujeres, a name that James despite three and a half months in Central-America can still not pronounce. The sea around the ferry is quite choppy and we're rocked to and fro on this small ferry that can hardly hold more than ten customers. Every so often waves engulf the boat leaving us soaked to the bone and the salty taste of sea water on our lips, good thing that the sketchbook in my backpack is wrapped in plastic shopping bags for just these circumstances. Nora is quite excited shrieking with delight whenever we get yet another wave slapped around our gringo ears. The sight of flying fish left on the deck by the wave ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 29th 2008

This one is a bit of fun for anyone who enjoys an ice cold beer. The following beer journal was compiled during our trip to Brazil, Central America and Mexico. All scores are rated from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest) and are, of course, purely subjective. Naturally, there is really no such thing as a 10 allowing the quest for the perfect beer to continue. Enjoy and salute! ... read more
Corona: Mexico 9/10
Belekin: Belize 8/10
Barena: Honduras 8/10

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 12th 2008

I won't lie to you, my first two days in Isla de Mujeres the weather was shitty. We were getting some of the ends of Hurricane Ike. It stunk. The days were rainy and windy. No swimming weather for my time in Isla. However, I didn't let this bring me down. My friend Javier and I managed to meet at the island after traveling separately for a few weeks. We got to the hostel about 5 minutes apart. We got settled and started the party. We cruised the popular strip on Hidalgo street which consists of restaurants and bars where every host tries to persuade you to eat at their restaurant. Food wasn't cheap here. A bit overpriced if you asked me. We were able to find the more homey feeling eateries that had reasonable prices. ... read more
Isla de Mujeres

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

Day 337 - Monday 1 September After spending all morning on the internet booking travel tickets we made our way down to the ferry point in the hotel zone. We got there just before 1pm but the next boat doesn't leave until 2 so we hade to wait around an hour in the scorching heat. As Isla de Mujeres is only just off the coast of Cancun it only took twenty mins to get there and with it being such a small island we were booked into some accommodation and down the beach by half past three. It looks like a nice little island so there should be a few relaxing days ahead and as I hadn't expected to be on any more small islands again it was a nice surprise. I don't know how hot ... read more
C58 Shipwreck
Playa Norte - Isla de Mujeres
Playa Norte - Isla de Mujeres

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 30th 2008

Saa er det tid til sidste blog, inden vi vender vores roede naeser mod Danmark. Vi har de sidste par dage befundet os paa bounty oeen Isla Mujeres ud for Cancun. Vi har igen vaeret saa heldige at faa indlogeret os paa et mugbefaengt hotel, som ville tage livet af enhver astmatiker!! Men vi kan klare det!! Oeen lever ikke helt op til vores meget store forventninger, men vi har faaet slappet af og sovet laenge, og har efterhaanden oparbejdet en hvis brunhed. Vandet er vildt flot, men stranden var tilgengaeld bedre i Playa del Carmen, og saa er her mega dyrt i forhold til, hvad vi er blevet vant til. Vi glaeder os nu til at komme hjem- til en hedeboelge kan vi forstaa?! Imorgen chekker vi tidligt ud og tager faergen over til ... read more
Fogde at Isla Mujeres
Chilling at the beach

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 22nd 2008

Voices from the past... I wrote my mother after the last entry, asking where she and my father had parted ways... ... it was in a small town on lake Atitlán called Panajachel, near the river... I know that this borders on the ridiculous... I wrote that blog from Panajachel! Either my subconscious knew this and pushed me this way, or, it was just serendipity, or simple coincidence, quien sabe? The funny thing is that, I had no intention at all of going to Pana. My plan (in as much as I plan...) was to go down to Rio Dulce, then either go to Tikal or down to Honduras, etc... It was only when two people insisted that it was a place worth visiting plus the fact that it was raining in Rio Dulce that ... read more
Beach Tulum
Papaya and Tribal

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 27th 2008

wonderful to see the colourful buildings on Isla Mujeres!... read more

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