Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Quintana Roo, Mexico
Sep 27, 2015 - Goodbye mi amiga!!
The final goodbye!! What an awesome two weeks and it has gone so fast - we did so much, saw so many places and it was soooo great having Rachel out to enjoy it with! Thank you!! We both headed to the airport discussing what films Rachel might watch and what was I going to do at the airport for 10 hours - don't ask!! Somehow they let Rachel safely thought security and our little adventure was over.....until next time!!Jump to full entry
Sep 24, 2015 - Day 11 of Rachel's trip.....
Day 11 - Playa del Carmen doesn't sleep much so neither did I - sleeping beauty on the other hand had no problems with her heavy duty ear plugs and standard comatosed state! An early rise and off to xcaret - not sure what to expect we hopped aboard the bus (well after waiting half an hour - apparently it was 9.00 Mexican time not English) only to be dropped off at an office down the road where we waited with another man who checked our names off the list and said the bus would be 10 minutes (Mexican minutes!) 40 minutes later another man...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2015 - Day 10 of Rachel's trip....
Day 10 - we pulled into Palenque at about 7am for a quick restroom stop and a chance for us to congratulate each other on surviving the night!! After that the American man told us we had had a police escort the whole night because the road is sooo dangerous- eeeeek - well we survived - phew!! Rachel and I had also throughout the night caught a wife of a bad smell (I mean a really bad smell) and had gone through all our bags and checked our shoes to no avail - at Palenque we discovered the source - the lady behind us, it was so bad I have no...Jump to full entry
Sep 17, 2015 - Week 6 - day 4....
Day 4 - today was '13 hour bus trip day' so we decided to head back to the beautiful place we had found up the beach yesterday for a chilled day! We had some more delicious food and chilled out on bean bags, sun loungers and swings!! A very lazy day! Then it was back to the beach huts for one last communal shower and off to the bus station. We had bought our tickets a few days in advance and had decided to go 'business class' so we were very excited to see what that entailed!! The bus was very smart and comfy and they gave us headphones...Jump to full entry
Sep 16, 2015 - Week 6 - day 3.....
Day 3 - we woke up and in the morning light we discovered that a certain person (not me!) had managed to burn her hands and I mean just her hands not her fingers, from holding the handle bars- who does that?!! This morning we were a little sore from the bikes but we hopped back on and pedalled the other way down the beach and found an awesome place that was an eco hotel, they had a perfect beach front position and they had been working their booties off clearing the seaweed so it looked and smelled a lot fresher! We stopped for breakfast...Jump to full entry
Sep 15, 2015 - Week 6 - day 2
Day 2 - we hired bikes and headed off to explore, first breakfast in Tulum town and then onto a cenote and maybe the ruins after. After a hundred yards I'd made a slightly concerning observation 'Rachel do you have breaks because I don't?!' Hmmmm so then it was a question of how do we stop and I never thought I'd say this but I may not be the worst person in the world at riding a bike - now that I've seen miss smith on her two wheeled friend!! Luckily whilst tearing along the highway/pootling along at a sensible speed with HUGE American...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2015 - Week 6- Meeting Miss Smith
So after a long days cleaning, washing clothes and travelling across Mexico I came across a rather tired and slightly delirious Rachel at Cancun Airport! We skipped straight onto a bus to Playa Del Carmen and headed to the hostel that I had booked only to be told we didn't have a reservation. After 30 minutes of jumbled Spanglish and sweat dripping down my back they said 'well we have a private room for two- would you like that?' Grrrrr I had forgotten quite how random this travelling malarkey was - I'm fairly sure that was the room I had...Jump to full entry
Apr 9, 2015 - Cozumel, Mexico
4/9 – 5/7 We were all packed and ready to go by noon, which was when Patt (woman we hired for transportation to and from the airport) pulled up to our house. In an hour we were at the Phoenix airport. The US Air flight left the gate at 3:15, waited on the tarmac for a storm to pass over Dallas/Fort Worth and then departed an hour later. After arriving in Dallas we had to wait an hour for the Red Roof Inn shuttle to take us to our motel. We were in bed by 10:00pm; it was a long day. The next morning we left the hotel at 9:30am and by 3:30pm...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2015 - Tulum
a walk to the supermarket just across the road from our hotel for some breakfast things, then it is off with 4 of the ladies of my tour group,in two taxis to the ruins of Tulum. A nice walk around the park as it is early and not all the people there yet, and it is a lot cooler. Then a short walk to the beach for bit of relaxing time before heading back to the hotel. rest of the afternoon was just kicking back having a couple beers, and a shrimp cocktail before dinner, tomorrow it is off to Belize.Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2015 - Heading to Tulum today
Happy Easter to everyone. This morning we head to the bus station for our first class bus to Tulum a trip of about a hour get to our hotel put our bags in one room had to wait until 3 to get our rooms, then off to the supermarket for some stuff for lunch then head off to Gran Centote, a nice swim water cool but refreshing then it is back to the hotel and get checked into our rooms, a bit rest and then off with the group for dinner in downtown Tulum, as it was a late night last it is off to bed early. lolJump to full entry
Apr 4, 2015 - Playa del Carmen
breakfast at the hotel, a walk around town not as busy this morning I am sure there are a lot of people with hangovers, down to the beach for nice swim before it gets too hot some lunch and checked out of my hotel and move to the new one a few blocks way had to wait until 3:00 to get checked in, but have my own room great. Had a meeting with my tour group is a group of 14, 4 men and 10 ladies from many different places, tour leader is Daniel. After the meeting it is off to dinner and some time to meet each other. Out for a bit of night life...Jump to full entry
Apr 3, 2015 - Playa del Carmen
slept in a bit this morning and today is a easy day nothing planned, down for some breakfast at the hotel, some pictures uploaded for my travel blog, a walk around the area down to the beach for a 70 minute massage for $20.00 usd was great hearing the waves, then a swim, some lunch, need lots of sunscreen the sun is very hot, saw lots of pale people turn red during the day. some more walking about the main street, then off to check out my next hotel will be moving there on Saturday to join my tour group, it is only about 4 blocks away. Back...Jump to full entry