Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 37: Tortoises, Tick

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Wed. 19th September 2012 It was a 7am collection from our hotel for our transfer to Baltra on Galapagos. At least everything was organised for us – once we got to the airport, we were presented with our boarding passes …

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Day 36: Quito Take Two

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Tues. 18th September 2012 Our second view of Quito was at the more civilised time of 9:30am for a morning tour of Quito. As we are back on an organised tour all we had to do was turn up at …

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Day 35: Welcome to Guayaquil!

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Mon. 17th September 2012 We didn’t want to go to Guayaquil , we hadn’t booked to go to Guayaquil, we weren’t expecting to go to Guayaquil. It just happened. It was one of those days. We have taken advantage of …

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Day 34: Who Thought Travelling On Mexico’s Independence Day was a good idea?

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Sun. 16th September 2012 It was an early start today to catch the 8:30am Oriente second class bus to Cancun. Our taxi driver dropped us close to Piste bus station, just as the local police closed the main road for …

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Day 33: Chichén Itzá

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Sat. 15th September 2012 Today was Chichén Itzá day and we weren’t sure what to expect – Wonder of the World or astronomical let-down. After spending something around 5 hours on the site, it is definitely the former. We had …

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Day 32: Not The End Of The World, But The End Of An Era

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Fri. 14th September 2012 Firstly, some sums Mayan style (I prefer sums to words!!) 1 Bakton = 394 years and 13 Baktuns = 1 Era So 1 Era = 394 x 13 = 5,126 years And the last era began …

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Day 31: Mérida, You Are A Hard City To Love

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Thur. 13th September 2012 We thought at first that perhaps Miraslava was right – we wouldn’t enjoy staying in Mérida, it was a big city not the real Mexico. (Which strangely was why we booked to go there in the …

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Day 30: Transfer to Mérida

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Wed. 12th September 2012 We were sad to leave Tulum and Lo Nuestro Petit Hotel but it was time to move on to Mérida. After breakfast, off to the supermarket to buy sandwiches for lunch to eat on the 4 …

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Day 29: Swimming With Turtles

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Tues. 11th September 2012 It was going to be such a simple day. We packed so much in yesterday, that we thought we would scale down our plans for today and just go to Dos Ojos (two eyes) cenote for …

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Day 28: The many steps of Coba

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Mon, 10th September 2012 There is only so much that can be done by public transport and so today we decided to hire a car (£35 for the day) to visit Coba some 40km away from Tulum, which had been …

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