Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cancun - Oct. 4-11th

Change of pace as there is a real difference in Riviera Maya to Cancun.  No car needed, fun riding the bus.  The highlight here was seeing friends again and the beach at Casa Maya.

Our hotel in Cancun - Casa Maya - one of the biggest flags I've ever seen.

In 1999, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo started a program erecting giant flags across the country. The "banderas monumentales" (monumental flags) were placed in various cities and spots, most of which are of great significance to the nation. The flags must measure 47 x 82 feet, which are raised on flag poles that are 164 feet high.

View from our balcony
So many colors of blue

View of the Lagoon from our room

Deb, Larry and John - typical day
My favorite beach in Cancun - it is usually calm

My friend Victor - he picked us up for
breakfast at Natura - He just won the Cozumel Triathlon

 Restaurant with hostel upstairs where Victor works part time while he attends school and trains.  




 We all had a great visit and breakfast
John, Gena, Victor, Deb & Larry

This trip was so fun because we did get to see our friends in Mexico -- and to make new friends.  We are so blessed that sometimes it is almost scary.

We were lucky to attend a Couchsurfing Meet Up at Las Frias Bar.  A great turn out with people from Germany, England, Peru.  It was a fun night and we made some new friends.


Shy girl and me


Beer was flowing

Saludos

Peru and Germany

This is a Tuesday night

Good group of CSers


Deb's birthday drink that they set on fire

Cheers


After a Mexican expedition to the restaurant a wonderful birthday
celebration for Deb.
Gena, Perla, Mario, Leon, John
Deb & Larry

Deb in her new beach dress from Cancun
Larry bought this for her birthday

Spent evening out with Ruben and
Rosario at Casa Tequila

Fun, sweet Larry
They broke the mold when he was created

Marichias at Casa Maya Mexican Lunch

This was continual four hours of mariachis
at Casa Tequial


Wonderful meal at Taco y Tequila
La Isla Mall

And I had to try a Watermelon Margarita

Opened November 2012
Contains over 350 artifacts

4,400 square feet, 3 exhibit halls

Beautiful displays

 Beautiful museum
Entry fee about $5.00





Museum includes ancient Mayan ruins -
the San Miguelito archaeological site

So the end comes to all good things and our trip to Mexico Sept/Oct 2014 is over.  We had many new experiences, saw new places, tasted new foods and made a few new friends.  We enjoyed our traveling companions Deb and Larry, who were great to spend time with.  Couldn't have asked for a better trip.  I love this place and as always say, Viva Mexico!!!!!