Week 6: Merida, Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen
Most memorable moment: Standing on a street side on a hot hot day in Cancun, hovering under an umbrella to hide from the sun and trying to figure out which bus would take us to the harbor for Isla Mujeres. There are no specific bus stops, you just wave for a bus to stop it. After about 10 minutes of chaos we finally spotted one and managed to board it. it was a van for about 10 people, with windows open for air. The owner had installed quite impressive sound system, so the music was blaring while we sped down the streets. I had this crazy smile on me the whole time, I think.
Surprise of the week: Our Mexican friend told us about special jewelry that is sold in Merida. They decorate live(!) beetles with jewelry stones and pretty colors, tie a string around them and then attach them to their blouses. Creepy?!
What did we learn: Cochinita Pibil is a breakfast food. We still do enjoy it any time of the day.
Random thought: Golf carts as the main vehicles can make a place somehow very sympathetic. Like Isla Mujeres.
Tip for others: When traveling between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, take a publico (a minibus) instead of a normal bus, it's several times cheaper! You can catch them opposite of the ADO bus station in Cancun.
That's it. How was your week?
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