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North America » Mexico » Jalisco » Ajijic June 2nd 2019

Our drive back to Lake Chapala from Sayulita was made a bit more interesting by not one, but two overturned mango trucks. They pack those little trucks to the gills and they pack them high. Imagine how much ONE milk crate of mangoes must weigh. Multiply that by HUNDREDS. One of the crashes had already cleared except for the thousands of mangoes littering the side of the road. People, especially on easy to stop motorcycles, were helping themselves to the delicious free fruit. We got stuck in the second one, but luckily only for about a half hour, when the police starting one way traffic around the crash site. Again, plenty of free mangoes for the taking. Did Rose stop and let me grab even one? Nope.... read more
After just sitting parked for a half hour, one way traffic started to move.
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo June 1st 2019

Day 27 1/06/2019 Edmonton We decided to get up early as we were going to the Duchess Bake house for brunch. We ate croissants of all types and coffee and they were yummy, so much so we bought some for tomorrow morning’s breakfast before we head off to Banff. Karly and I dropped Ron and Scott off as they were going to the shooting range to play with the guns while Penni Karly and I were going to buy the food for the Charcuterie board which is an antipasto board. We dropped Penni back at home and then Karly and I went shopping and looking for Pandora beads that represent our holiday. We met the men back at home and Penni Karly and I laid out the board and then we all sat around and enjoyed ... read more
Mother daughter shopping day
Charcuterie board
Cheese board

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 31st 2019

Day 26 31/05/2019 Cancun – Edmonton One last final breakfast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a brief walk around the grounds and then it was time to check out and head to the airport. The Cancun airport is so modern and clean it leaves Melbourne well behind. As usual my case was overweight and Ron’s under, so again we moved a couple of items out of it and into our hand luggage. We had a coffee while we waited for the plane to board. Unfortunately we were not able to get seats together, lucky us Ron was seated next to a mum and a 2 year old, and I sat next to her husband with a 4 year old. All I can say is thank heavens for earphones and loud music. We had a quick stop ... read more
Last morning

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita May 30th 2019

Today's episode is dedicated to the hard-working (if not annoying) comerciantes ambulantes, the ubiquitous walking sales people selling every sort of junk souvenir, tee shirt, bag, bracelet and anything else they can imagine to make a peso. If the picture does not contain a wandering merchant, then it is just a random beach pic that I thought you might enjoy.... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 30th 2019

Day 25 30/05/2019 Poolside We had the usual breakfast routine this morning with added heavy rain. Off to the pool under the cabanas for the last day of leisure, sun and drinks. We lazed the day away by the pool. A family positioned themselves beside us today and they had brought fruit down to the pool in their bags. There are always a number of animals roaming around the resort looking for food and the racoon type of animal came sniffing around. The teenage children were fascinated by them and the animal started to scrounge around in their bag looking for food so the father grabbed out a banana and broke some of it off and gave it to it. Then the teenage daughter tried to feed it by hand until it snatched the remaining banana ... read more
Feeding the animals
Deer and iguana

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Sayulita May 29th 2019

We have not published a blog for a while, mainly because we were....well, BORING. And you are not here to read or see boring stuff, so we saved that boring stuff for the people on FaceBook who mainly want to know if we are still alive. So finally, we are doing something a bit more exciting. We took a few days to enjoy ourselves in Sayulita. Sayulita is north of Puerto Vallarta and south of Playa Pancho and Playa Lo de Marcos. We took a nice little AirBnB that has an air conditioned bedroom, something we have not enjoyed since we got to Chapala, and boy did we sleep well last night. We spent some time on the beach and today we went to La Playa de Los Muertos, appropriately named since you literally have to ... read more
The Beach Starts Here
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Got your cell? Got yer wallet? Got yer TRASH?

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 29th 2019

Day 24 29/05/2019 Pool Day We started the day with the usual morning coffee, croissants and our leisurely walk to the beach buffet. Karly had reserved us the lounges under the cabanas as we thought that it may be quieter and shadier. The pool was home for the day. Today was a day of relaxation after the very busy day yesterday. Sun, sleep, a good book, drinks, and water sport (playing ball) made the perfect day. Even the down pour of rain didn’t dampen our spirits. Let’s face it we didn’t get wetter by being rained upon when we were in the pool. Pina Coladas and mudslides were the drinks of choice today. For dinner tonight we decided that we would start at the pizza and taco eat outs to have entre there and then moved ... read more
Iguana
Last beach day
Sand and sun

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 28th 2019

Day 23 28/05/2019 Xcaret We met Karly and Scott at the coffee shop as usual to start our day with coffee and croissants.We had our usual beach buffet for breakfast this morning as we discussed our plans for today. We decided that we would spend the morning exploring the park by foot and then the afternoon would consist of water activities. We waited at the designated place at the hotel waterway for the boat to come and take us to the park. We boarded the boat and the man used a long pole to push us down the waterway to the park. We could have walked quicker as it was only a 5 minute walk to the entrance. We followed the path to the aviary. We entered a large netted area where we saw all sorts ... read more
Aviary Waterfall
Stained glass window
Manatee

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 27th 2019

DAY 22 27/05/2019 Poolside We started the day with coffee and croissants again. Karly had woken up early to go down and reserve our pool lounges for the day. Breakfast again was at the beach buffet as it had amazing views out into the Atlantic Ocean. It is so good being at the resort as you do not have to worry about what you wear as you get up and put our bathers on and stay like that all day until dinner. We decided that we needed to put our feet into the Atlantic Ocean so we ventured into the man made beach. Next stop for the day was poolside. Pina Coladas for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is my idea of a relaxing holiday. We were lucky enough to get 4 lounge chairs in ... read more
The man made beach
Dipping our toes in the Atlantic Ocean
A deer on the grounds

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo May 26th 2019

Day 21 26/05/2019 Tulum (Mayan Ruins) Up early for our amazing beach buffet breakfast and back to the front of the lobby for the tour of the Mayan ruins. The coach picked us up and we had about a 50 minute drive down to the site. Once we arrived we met our guide who is from Mayan decent that would be taking us around and explaining the history and important information. Everywhere we went there were iguanas and they choose either the top of a rock or fence up high or in the sun next to a rock. The Mayan people can be traced back to 15,000 years ago and came from Mongolia and they were a highly intelligent race. They used astronomy to create calendars in which they used to plant crops and track the ... read more
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Tulum Mayan Ruins




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