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Old 02-05-2015   #61 (permalink)
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Thank you for taking the time to post this report. Great pictures and discriptions off the beaten path. Seeing these make us want to do the same thing.
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We love to do "off the beaten path" vacations. Great report. Will be sad to see it end
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What a beautiful church! Love the ruins as well. You do a good trip report. Thank you for sharing your adventures!
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Love the trip report and the picture we are going back in April love all the pic of the food
Yes there are so many food choices one really doesn't have to eat the same place twice. Mind you I do if I like it the first time. I think TA lists over 770 restaurants, but there the unreviewed ones and all the carts as well.
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Thank you for taking the time to post this report. Great pictures and discriptions off the beaten path. Seeing these make us want to do the same thing.
Your welcome for the report, I read all the ones on here to give me Ideas on where to go. I don't think I am that far off the beaten track just that persons that go these places dont seem to report them much.

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We love to do "off the beaten path" vacations. Great report. Will be sad to see it end
Hey Wendy one of the things about doing a report is you get to relive it each time you read it and I put a link to my facebook in case any friends might want to see it as well. As mentioned I am here now so I try to do a little bit each day but will finish it up when I get home.

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What a beautiful church! Love the ruins as well. You do a good trip report. Thank you for sharing your adventures!
Thank you for your kind words. I am not the kind of person that can just sit at a resort day after day, nor can I sit on a beach. I like to see new stuff and experience new future memories. Having the car has made a huge difference to me this trip.
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On the way to Poop

So you should get a Road map if you are going to do much traveling here and also I have pulled out google maps to find out exactly where I am at times.

One of the places I could see on the map was a place called "Poop" so I thought we should go there just so I could say that we had been to Poop and it was all good. So it is south of Valladolid off of hwy 295. We decided to start out by taking Hwy180 west out of town and then cross over on the backroads to 295 so we could see if we could remember where "Alba" lived and maybe visit there a bit.
Alba is a girl we met on the previous trip but we couldn't find her in the maze of roads back there.

So outside of Valladolid you come to a small town "Ebtun" where a prison is right beside the hiway. Apparently the inmates make crafts and there was some guy at the tope selling things cheap under the watchful eyes of the gaurdtower.




At Cuncunul veered across to Tekom doing a bit of searching for Alba.
Toured many a town square on this trip.



Again in Tekom and south, I think they call it the Maya Highway there are few cars and driving through towns you see and dodge many bikes.


There was no sign off the hiway directing me how to find Poop, but I found the turn, and a sign hidden in the brush along the way.


I cleaned up the bush a bit so others could find a way to Poop and soon there were mileage signs. (never hear the term kilometerage do you??)


Funny thing is as we are heading into Poop there is truck after truck of cops leaving the area. Guess there was some sort of sh#t going down.




Sign says there is a full time poopulation of 100 folks here.



There is not much to do in Poop, Bought some snacks at the store where they were still speaking mayan. A young man came to me and was trying to speak spanish but the words were arranged in a different way and we had trouble communicating. People were drying seeds on the concrete at the square, looked like squash seeds of some sort.




Just sitting in Poop watching seeds dry and staring at the Gringos


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On the way to Poop

So you should get a Road map if you are going to do much traveling here and also I have pulled out google maps to find out exactly where I am at times.

One of the places I could see on the map was a place called "Poop" so I thought we should go there just so I could say that we had been to Poop and it was all good. So it is south of Valladolid off of hwy 295. We decided to start out by taking Hwy180 west out of town and then cross over on the backroads to 295 so we could see if we could remember where "Alba" lived and maybe visit there a bit.
Alba is a girl we met on the previous trip but we couldn't find her in the maze of roads back there.

So outside of Valladolid you come to a small town "Ebtun" where a prison is right beside the hiway. Apparently the inmates make crafts and there was some guy at the tope selling things cheap under the watchful eyes of the gaurdtower.




At Cuncunul veered across to Tekom doing a bit of searching for Alba.
Toured many a town square on this trip.



Again in Tekom and south, I think they call it the Maya Highway there are few cars and driving through towns you see and dodge many bikes.


There was no sign off the hiway directing me how to find Poop, but I found the turn, and a sign hidden in the brush along the way.


I cleaned up the bush a bit so others could find a way to Poop and soon there were mileage signs. (never hear the term kilometerage do you??)


Funny thing is as we are heading into Poop there is truck after truck of cops leaving the area. Guess there was some sort of sh#t going down.




Sign says there is a full time poopulation of 100 folks here.



There is not much to do in Poop, Bought some snacks at the store where they were still speaking mayan. A young man came to me and was trying to speak spanish but the words were arranged in a different way and we had trouble communicating. People were drying seeds on the concrete at the square, looked like squash seeds of some sort.




Just sitting in Poop watching seeds dry and staring at the Gringos


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I really love this trip report, thanks Gary.
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Poop...too funny!
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nice travels Gary... Enjoying your report Thanks !
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The photo you took of the bar that people warned you not to go in at night is beautiful. It would make a nice portrait.
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The shortcut back

Sorry I had a big posting gap, am heading back to Canada tomorrow so I am focusing on the remaining time here.

Anyways after leaving poop it was decided to backtrack a little bit up towards Valladolid and then cut through the back roads to Coba. So took a turn towards San Pedro and drove through the Chans to get out. In a couple of those towns back there we were stared at really heavily with kids rushing to the windows to see us, eyed with suspicion.

another town hall




Livestock on the road


The Massive tree in Chan - Chans town square


Coming in the back way to Coba was really strange. you come from a maze of rural backroads and suddenly you are in tourist central.

The zip tower at Coba



Coba Lagoon


Made for the Pollo Asados place in PDC on Calle 2



Promotion is still 60 pesos... same as last year, 1/4 chicken with all the sides, includes a soft beverage.






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Moms does breakfast

Moms bar was advertising about doing breaky so I went.

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Standard fare, but note the eggs are over easy, they almost always come sunny side here.


A side of bacon is 20 pesos, but it is only 2 pieces
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Thanks for posting the prices Gary. Looks good and reasonable pricing
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Wow! What a great TR!! I've really enjoyed seeing where you went, absolutely beautiful places!! Thank you!
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