Week 6: Merida, Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen

Welcome to our weekly recap! This one's for February 6th-12th, which is week 6, 2014. This time we were on the move! Merida, Isla Mujeres, and Playa del Carmen all in one week. And the country is of course still Mexico.

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.

Food love: Fresh fruits with plain yogurt and muesli. We have a kitchen and a fridge again, so we can have this every morning!

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.

Sunset Isla Mujeres
When we first arrived to Isla Mujeres, we weren't impressed. At all. 95% tourists, souvenir shops everywhere, everything twice the price as in Merida. But after we got to sit down to this view with a cold beer in hand, it was all good!

evening isla
Love, love, love the Caribbean sea. Or any warm(ish) sea come to it. Diving and snorkeling <3

work desk
It was time for our monthly review (as a company), and these cards play an important part. What you see here is our January.

That's it. How was your week?


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Antti and Mirje

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