Monthly Archives: October 2016

Shopping Traumas

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21st Oct. 2016 As Miraflores is on the sea front, we decide to walk in that direction. We remember the Park Amor with the large statue of a couple embracing and head there first (via Starbucks to meet Dave’s coffee …

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Different Facets of Lima

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20th Oct. 2016 When we (eventually) started researching where we wanted to stay in Lima, it quickly became apparent that although we wanted to visit the Centro Historico, actually most of the hotels and the tourist infrastructure was centred around …

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Many Bones And Skulls

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 19th Oct. 2016 In new cities we often find that walking tours are a good way to find our bearings, so we join the Free Walking Tour, which is funded by visitors’ tips at the end of the tour. The …

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¿Hasta Luego o Adios?

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18th Oct. 2016 In short, there isn’t much for us to do today – a final photo or two in Cancun; pick up a coffee on the way to the bus station; then wait whilst the Mexicans sort themselves out …

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Reminiscing

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17th Oct 2016 We wander through the streets of Playa trying to remember places we visited four years ago. Some things are the same, but there are a lot of new buildings and shops. Essentials done – laundry dropped off, …

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Never Go Back?

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16th Oct. 2016 The last time we were in Playa del Carmen it was a real case of culture shock. We had spent the previous three weeks in Cuba existing on a diet of rice and beans with a choice …

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No More Frijoles Please

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15th Oct. 2016 I am reminded we are back in Mexico when my breakfast omelette comes with frijoles (a paste made from pinto or black beans) and tortillas. I am not good with unusual food first thing in the morning, …

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You Know You’re Getting Old When…

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14th Oct. 2016 We have the grand choice of one boat a day – and 7am departure at that – for our transfer back to Mexico. Even that is a 100% increase over our initial fear that it was one …

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We Walked The Island

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13th Oct. 2016 Feeling delicate this morning – from the sun and not the local rum before anyone jumps to conclusions! I wore a t-shirt whilst snorkelling yesterday and still burnt my back! We decide on a lazy day as …

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Bonus Bonanza

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12th Oct. 2016 We never start a day thinking “oh, this is going to be miserable” – but you don’t always know when you sign up for something just how good it is going to be. It is a particular …

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