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Old 01-13-2016   #31 (permalink)
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Great pics and trip report!
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Thanks everyone for your patience and encouragement. I will try to feed your guys Mexico fix.

So the hotel was totally full with the BPM people but I was leaving and got up at 5:30, made coffee, packed and left for Chetumal.

I stopped in Carrillo (locals call it that, short for Felipe Carrillo Puerto) to have a quick look around. The Mercado publico has the usual sort of stuff.

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Brunch

I hadn't eaten yet so checked out the "food court" and decided to eat at "La Lupita"




You see all those containers on the table? they each contain various food items and most if not all were 10 pesos each so I made a couple of selections. This was one. I ate for 20 pesos.




The place is run by these two brothers and they told me at night there is a reggae jam there if I could make it.

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Around Carrillo

Other things in Carrillo, The only church built by white slave labour.





Beside it the local Mayan museum. I think these engines might have had something to do with the rail line shown in photos at Vigia Chico which is through Sian Ka an reserve and on the coast inside Punta Allen. I thought about going there but need a damn crazy fool to go with me. Another time maybe.



Outside a man was teaching children and I adult about the mayan ways and listening to recorded chants while inside various items were on display. The museum entrance is free.

Wooden carvings adorn the walls.



Items on tables, drums, musical devices.



Assortment of flutes.



I especially liked this carving.

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Gary, there is an ethno-musicologist with a little museum in Cholul - has close to 500 instruments in it. His name is Alejandro and is a neat, passionate guy. We heard a lecture/performance by him at the English Library in Merida this past Saturday.
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I tried out some drums. (softly)






I Bid farewell to Carrillo for now, but I will be back, it is a vibrant little town filled with activity, especially around the Mercado.



Headed south to Bacalar. The heat here is still killing me...
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Gary, there is an ethno-musicologist with a little museum in Cholul - has close to 500 instruments in it. His name is Alejandro and is a neat, passionate guy. We heard a lecture/performance by him at the English Library in Merida this past Saturday.
Thanks Roni, I will make an effort to check it out when I get up your way. I am leaving Chetumal tomorrow. I kinda got stuck here looking at stuff and going places. I could still spend more time here but I am going to return when they get that massive structure on the waterfront finished.

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Thanks Roni, I will make an effort to check it out when I get up your way. I am leaving Chetumal tomorrow. I kinda got stuck here looking at stuff and going places. I could still spend more time here but I am going to return when they get that massive structure on the waterfront finished.
Let us know when you are going to be up this way. We have a guest suite you can use unless we have other company scheduled on those days - in which case you can certainly have a hammock or a couch in the living room. We would enjoy that. I like the way you travel.
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Let us know when you are going to be up this way. We have a guest suite you can use unless we have other company scheduled on those days - in which case you can certainly have a hammock or a couch in the living room. We would enjoy that. I like the way you travel.
Thanks, I will take you up on that and give a couple days notice.
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Great stuff once again Gary. I really need to expand my travels further than I have one of these trips. Travel safe and keep it coming.
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I love your golden orange pomeranian!! I have four moms and an Old English sheepdog. I miss them terribly when i"m in Playa.
I'm loving your TR, by the way!!




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I love your golden orange pomeranian!! I have four moms and an Old English sheepdog. I miss them terribly when i"m in Playa.
I'm loving your TR, by the way!!
He is so special to me. I call back every night to check on him.
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Great stuff once again Gary. I really need to expand my travels further than I have one of these trips. Travel safe and keep it coming.
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Thanks guys. I will keep it coming as long as there is an internet connection where I stay. I am trying to get out of Chetumal right now so will just post a bit and then I am on the road.
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