Sunday, 12 August 2007

Arrrrrrribbbaaa!

After a bit of a tough week in Havana, we are now revelling in the friendly civilisation that is Isla Mujeres, a gorgeous little island in the Caribbean sea, off the coast of Cancun. Look, here I am, revelling:

Landing in Cancun on Thursday we had a pretty good night in Haina Hostel, marred only by Debs being seriously munched by bed bugs (that´s 2 insect attacks already). The manager wasn´t particularly concerned when informed...

So on Friday we got the hell outta Cancun (thanks for the suggestion, Karl) and took a short bus and ferry trip to the island, where we´ve been getting horribly sunburnt ever since.

Highlights so far: the food! 1000% better than the Cuban crap, but possibly a little too Tex Mex at this stage... Also - snorkelling today at Hotel Garafon de Castilla on the south end of the island. The best bit about this was the setup - including lockers so we could stash our valuables and frolic with the fish together.

And you should see pelicans in action - they zoom around then dive-bomb the shallows really hard. Poor fish...

Tomorrow we´re off to Merida, the capital of Yucatan, for a couple of days, then down to Campeche before heading into Chiapas for some serious danger/fun, depending on whether you believe the FCO, or our waiter, Cesar.

Ben

4 comments:

Leaky eye said...

Damn Cuba!!! Cigar toting bastardos!!! Glad mexico is treating you guys gooder!!!

Keep up the top updates! I wait with baited breath for the next un!!!!

BB

Bas said...

So you missed good ole' Fidel's birthday today? :)

Looks amazing over there! Me slightly jealous. Slightly extremely utterly. But only slightly extremely utterly so.

Clare said...

Really sorry to hear you didn't like Cuba :( Sounds like the banning of the US dollar hasn't done anyone any favours. It is beautiful though? Sorry accom wasn't any good either :((
glad you are enjoying mexico better. is beautiful too.
missing you both! x

Anonymous said...

Bjorn says..

Sounds like a t-shirt "survived cuba". Glad to know you guys are ok. Enjoy the tortillas.
'Ay ay ay canta y no llores' as the mexican say "sing and dont cry".