Arrived Cancun late evening .WAHOO WE ARE HERE Got taxi bus to down town Cancun, Staying at the Hotel el Alux for one night, had shower straight out to eat and have a well needed cerveza.
Next morning took the bus to Tulum about 3 hrs Staying at Don Armando Cabanas Right on the beech. Went straight to the sea for a swim, and could see the Maya ruins.
Fantastic. It’s a greet place to relax. disco at night and plenty of Tequila.
9/10/02 Walked to Maya ruins, only a 1k walk. Opens at 7 am Good to go early much cooler, best time to take photos and no tourist’s.
15/10/02 Moved on to Tulum town Staying at the Weary traveller Hostel, opposite the bus station
The owner Juan took 5 of us from the backpackers to the little known and visited ruins of Edzna. My favourite of the Maya sites and then to a restaurant over looking the sea, great food then he took us to the beach. The next day Juan took me to his house and I met his family, he saved my photos to Cd.
28/10/02 Left hostel and paid for 1 week Spanish lesions and stayed with a family .Great food 3 times a day with the Mexican family.
2/11/02 Day of the dead .Went to the cemetery, lots of people music flowers .
In the zocalo/plaza mariachi playing lot of great music, good place to relax in the evening.
3/11/02 Visit to the village Chamula. Walked up the near by hill ,great view of the village. Went in to the church we take candles, we sat on the floor and lit the candles, and we drunk posh a very strong white rum ,made in the village drunk by the Indians. The church was full of different saints in glass boxes with a mirror round there neck to ward of bad spirits. They hold rituals-they sacrifice chickens. Then back to San crisobal de las casas for dinner with a local family and a beer and chat made it a special day.
For a 14 year old girl who live in the village of Chamula its not unusual to be married and have a child, the average family have 8 children.