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Old 02-02-2015   #31 (permalink)
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Puerto Morales. North of PDC and is a town by the highway and also a beach town several KM's away.

The Church in PM at the beach townsite



Town square



Alma Libre bookstore has lots of english books




Sand sculpture on the beach



Famed crooked lighthouse




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Church in the main town. During this report you will see I took a lot of pictures of church's. This is not because of any religious reason. In a lot of the towns here the church is the largest structure and also the one which a lot of history is attached to. I heard that the Spanish, in setting up a town required that it have... a town square, a church, and a tortilleria .


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Maybe I missed this but where is Papa Charly's? Is it by Util?
Yes Chris, Krazzy is correct. Util and Papa Charly's is one and the same, just changed the name after Papa's passing. Mama is still in the kitchen rock'in out the great food
I could be wrong but I think I read somewhere that different people do the breakfast and lunches.
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I'm enjoying your report and photos
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Back in PDC its margarita time




This cute little guy...



Tried some home make Conchita Pibil from a lady staying close by..




But still have to try that 35 peso hamberguesa stand across the street. He has seating behind, used to be a waiter and then started this little business up and raised his family on the proceeds.

Located at 30 and 30, only open at night.




View from inside, also has a tv playing in there, plastic tables.



Burger comes with ham and cheese, lettuce and tomato

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Lovely, keep them coming. I can see these pictures at work too because you use Google+. Most trip reports I can't see at work.
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the margarita

Love all the photos, but the margarita has definitely shifted me into vacation mode... (as I sit at my desk tying up loose ends so that I can be THERE tomorrow.)

Thanks again... D
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So next morning its off to try Cafe Orange, which is across the street from Papa Charleys and has a more modernistic design. Have to say we wern't that impressed, slow service, cold food, slow with the bill too. the lady next to me sent her food back 3 times!




came with fruit plate




And then off south on the highway. Once you are below Tulum the traffic drops way off.

On the way to Felipe Carrillo Puerto



Everytime to come to a set of topes there are people selling stuff, but eventually got to the turnoff to Noh Bec




Bar was closed up there, not sure for how long, but checked out the lagoon



Started heading north. there are all these little Maya towns on the route and we got lots of looks from the locals.

The road degenerates into a gravel jungle road, very little traffic.

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Great job Gary, love your TR's and Pics especially!!
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Cool stuff Gary
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Thanks for all the good comments everybody! I'm doing this up while I'm still here so its tough to get it all out at once.
Each of these little towns have their own church and town square. some of them have stores etc. But cars are few and I'm sure the people are poor but everyone looks like they are fed ok.

Heres a small church on that route.




The road improved coming north and soon it was paved, straight but again empty


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You pass old quarry sites and I wonder if this was how the maya built their temples... from these sites. They are all over the Yucatan.



Finally came to Mixtequilla after making the turn towards the coast




Was about here we were flagged by a woman with two kids on her way to Carillo Puerto looking for a ride so we passed the time speaking in broken spanish which was probably her second language and dropped her off at the mercado in town.

Some sights on the way

small towns




Small church



Passed thru to Tulum. Busy strip development with backstreets on both sides. Lots of tourist stores with the same crap you see all over the area.




Had a fish dinner though

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Late night snack at El Fogon, the Queso fundido con chorizo






Piece of flan...
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Breakfast at another torta stand close by 30 and 30, not there everyday. 23 pesos. Some of them toast the bread first. this guy made the sandwich and then toasted the thing whole.





These guys were drilling all day at a proposed condo site nearby using an air drill, probably test holes?


Very Noisy



Got by Mall of America... its a lot smaller then the one in MN




And the glass place everyone talks about






Hard to find. This is the front of it. No signs

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Ferrons jerk chicken. Hot on the mouth my friends!




the small order with elota





Did my best to eat it but oh lord its hot



Enjoyed this cool drink served there
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So later that night thought we would try La Famiglia. Had heard about it being great for steaks.


We were seated upstairs and started with prosciutto on bread with cheese




were also served the bread and oil you get in these types of places



And one of us had the Ravioli with mushroom sauce.





I had the steak in Gorgonzola which might sound good but I found the taste overpowering and the meat not juicy at all. But then I come from western Canada where we have Alberta beef. I would not order this again if I ever returned.



Even scraping the sauce off didn't help. Took the rest away to be polite but it got "filed"

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