Vacation: Valladolid, Ek Balaam, Mahahual and Tulum

Friends from the States, Mike and Bonny, flew down in mid-March and were here for 10 days.  We spent a couple of days hanging out in Mérida and then headed out for Ek Balaam and  Valladolid, staying at the Meson de Marques hotel for one night.

Here we are at the end of end of the tour

Here we are at the end of end of the tour

We left Valladolid the next morning and drove to Mahahual, a small town on the Caribbean coast that has a cruise ship pier.  We like it when there is not a ship in town.  After eating some food at Jaime’s place and buying supplies, we headed a few kilometers north on the beach road to Casa Azucar, promptly named the Sugar Shack by the misses.

P1080101View to the north

Nice :)

Nice 🙂

We spent three nights there – house was powered by solar and a diesel generator.  Generator gave out on the last night, but dinner was already cooked and we had a lantern and candles.

From there we headed to the Tulum beach road for two nights, getting together with additional friends from the States and from Playa del Carmen – at Ziggy’s beach.  Very nice day.  They have excellent food.  That is my partner in the black swimsuit, with Bonny in the hat and Alicia.

Ziggy BeachBocce was played, some Italian spectators assembled, including one old man who dubbed Mike the champion.  The photo below shows two beginners.  Mike was nice enough to leave a bocce set here.

P1080233That is it for the vacation.  We are back in Merida, Kathy is in a two week Spanish immersion class, after which she will be in class two days a week and I am starting to look for a car to buy.


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