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Old 04-27-2016   #16 (permalink)
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Loving this! I am mostly inspired by your decision to rent a car. In all of our visits to the Yucatan, this, I have resisted. Your pictures are awesome, and I want to be there right NOW!
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Outstanding TR can't wait for more
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Great read and fantastic photos...thank you......sonofdob
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WOW, FABULOUS!!! This really makes me want to spread my wings and go south of PDC. Looking forward to more.... Thanks!
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Enjoying your report very much. It is taking me back to our trip to Mahahual last year, so I can't wait to hear about that part of your trip.

We also had the vendors that honked their horns come by the beach house we rented which was cool. They had some amazing lobsters. Although at one point our rental car apparently had a horn malfunction and would honk every 10 minutes or so. We could not figure out why they wouldn't stop honking at us, we don't need anything else. Lol! Eventually we figured out it was us and removed the fuse.

Thanks for taking the time to share your trip!
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I think the most depressing thing about visiting the area is the amount of trash, venture to the west of 307 and it's shocking. Entire building lots completely covered in garbage, it makes no sense that no one even cleans it up. After that, the level of poverty is, well, something I've never seen before. I did find it interesting though, and you captured it in a photo, so many people live in shacks but have satellite TV. I can't quite understand that....
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Enjoying your trip report very much. Love all the beautiful pictures. I sure hope there is more!
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Thanks everyone. We got back home on Saturday evening, but we've been preoccupied with visiting my brand new niece (first baby in the family) who was born last week, so I'm just waiting for my trip photos to upload and I'll get back at the report today.
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Loving this! I am mostly inspired by your decision to rent a car. In all of our visits to the Yucatan, this, I have resisted. Your pictures are awesome, and I want to be there right NOW!
I'd say we were probably some of the most adamant people against driving in Mexico until Lesley and Dave convinced us it would be okay. And really it was not bad at all. The only "near miss" I had was when someone cut me off in heavy traffic driving through Tulum, but other than that it was all smooth sailing.

It's also very nice to be able to control your own A/C!
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great start, looking forward to the rest
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Old 05-07-2016   #26 (permalink)
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OMG, this is such an awesome trip report!!! Can't wait for more!

We're not brave enough yet to venture much past tourist towns, let alone rent a car. Maybe some day...
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I hate to gloat, since so many have suffered this miserable drive in the past, but the road from Mahahual to Xcalak just got graded/paved. I was driving 120kmph+ on it today. The locals here would appreciate you coming down and spending some money now

I bet you can make it from Playa in 3.5 hours if you leave early.
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I hate to gloat, since so many have suffered this miserable drive in the past, but the road from Mahahual to Xcalak just got graded/paved. I was driving 120kmph+ on it today. The locals here would appreciate you coming down and spending some money now

I bet you can make it from Playa in 3.5 hours if you leave early.
I have never, ever considered it a miserable drive.

Its the highway to heaven.
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So wonderful to hear the driving went well. We need to step up and do this as well. Loving your report!
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I have never, ever considered it a miserable drive.

Its the highway to heaven.
Where's the "Like" button?

By the way, I am enjoying this report very much and am looking forward to more! Definitely makes me want to plan another visit to Xcalak.

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