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What a beautiful day! We took the
"Mayan Reality Tour" this morning in which we learned about the Mayan
culture both past and present. We took a bus and saw the "real"
Mexico. Houses, or shacks, and the villages that the people in
this area live. We stopped at a Mayan temple ruin and then to a
Mayan family home. This home was the actual home of this family,
but obviously done up well for the tourists. The tourist industry
is their main source of income, next to pineapples and bananas. The lady of
the house made corn tortillas for us to sample - very good. Notice
the interior of the home, the newspaper on the wall is for insulation.
You will see they are not deprived of important possessions such
as a flat screen TV, refrigerator, and a stereo system you cannot see.
The tourist season seems to have done them well!
After leaving the Mayan home we traveled to the Bacarar Lagoon.
There we had our box lunches, then returned to the dock area.
We spent some time laying in the sun and shopping before boarding
the ship. Sent a picture of our ship and another Royal Caribbean
ship that was docked right by ours. The dock of Costa Maya was
created just for the cruise ships to dock at.
We conquered the rock climbing wall then watched the sun set as the ship
departed Costa Maya on the way to the Grand Cayman Islands.
In case you were wondering - Our towel art sculpture was an elephant.
Hopefully the Internet connection will work fine first thing in the
morning It was down when we tried to load yesterday's info.