Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Cruise Day 6: Cozumel

Well, technically, we were only in Cozumel for a few minutes, walking down a dock and boarding a ferry to Playa del Carmen.  The ferry ride to the mainland was pretty much the most unpleasant thing about the entire vacation. Most of the passengers on board got VERY sea sick and once we got off the ferry, one passenger lost her breakfast on the side of the road... not so fun...

After that lovely experience, we then got to board a bus and travel for another long stretch to arrive at Tulum: the only Mayan ruins on the coast of Mexico.

The entire seasick, carsick journey was well worth it to be able to experience the ancient ruins.  They are like nothing I've ever seen before (having missed my chance to see the ruins at Tajin back in 2007).  Our tour guide was of Mayan descent.  His enthusiasm for the history of the Mayan people and the site at Tulum was wonderfully contagious.

It was a very blustery day (to use a Pooh Bear term), which made for some crazy hair pictures... but luckily, the rain held off until we were back on the bus. We did get to experience a huge downpour on the ride back to the ferry docks, however.

There were all kinds of interesting animals throughout the day. We don't know the names of all of them, but we got pictures!

On the way back on the bus, we were both starving! We both felt like, hey, there's free food on the ship, so why eat off the ship? But our growling stomachs made us give in... just a little bit... we found an exciting snack for the ride home: Takis Fuego Azul! For those of you with kids in elementary school around here, you know that Takis are ALL the rage!  Especially the purple Fuego con Lima flavor, which are ridiculously spicy... Anyway, we found this uniquely Mexican variety of Takis! Unfortunately, we couldn't get them back to Larry (our Taki-obsessed kid) so we just had to take some pictures:

Note for future cruises: If someone wearing a costume and hands you an iguana, they want money.



At February 04, 2015 9:17 PM , Blogger Brooke Evans said...

This is pretty cool. We didn't really do anything like this on ours. Nice blue chips :P


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