Mexico Day 6 The Perfect Sunset

February 19, 2015 Thursday

[If you missed the earlier part of my trip, click to catch up]

Mexico Day 1 
Mexico Day 2 – Swimming underground
Mexico Day 3 – Chichen Itza

Mexico Day 3 – Part 2 Dinner in the city

Mexico Day 4 – Seafood

Mexico Day 5 – Isla de Mujeres

Good morning!

Hotel breakfast buffet with the usual US fare, plus Mexican, sushi and dim sum! Oh, and unlimited BACON! Nom nom nom…
 My plate. 
All five food groups – meat, cheese, eggs, fruit and a donut. With gyoza dumplings in the middle.
 Dumplings! Rice! Miso soup!
 Sushi close up.
 Dim sum! Sesame balls!
 Fruits! I adore the papaya!
 Bacon with bacon! 
The crisp is on the top and the less cooked on the bottom. Wow…
 Mexican treats – refried beans, chilaquiles with mole, quesadillas (not shown)
 Meats and cheeses
 Baked good including a chocolate croissant and a moist banana bread for me!
Peanut butter, caramel and nutella!  

I had a leisurely stroll back to my room, perused the huge hotel map and then a lovely shower using the most complicated hotel shower fixture I’ve ever seen!

Our rooms are along the gardens on the lower right, looking out over the wedding gazebo. #22 and the ocean.

 I’ve never been in a shower with no door or curtain. Yes, I got water everywhere. I keep wondering if there is a trick to it I haven’t figured out yet.

You can choose four settings – aimed at your feet, the rain coming from above, and gentle or pounding on the hand set!

Had my first ever massage with oils…mmm.  It was a tiny lady I couldn’t imagine would have the strength but she pummeled me until I was completely relaxed!  

Lunch time!  Carne a la tampiquena at Mi Ranchito! We ate here 30-something years ago and it’s still here! 

Limonada at the place I first tried it years ago!

Carne al la tampiquena (marinated beef) and breaded camerones (shrimp) at Mi Ranchito, Mercado 28, Cancun

Shopping for souvenirs.  Who should I buy this tank top for? 
[photo of a shirt that says “Sex Instructor First Lesson Free”]


[photo of a Corona t-shirt that says “Save Water Drink Beer”]

3:53pm Phil

I agree!


So many shirts, so little time!


Mercado 28 (read that aloud as Mare-cah-dough ventay o-cho) – the big flea market in the city

The boulevard on the way back to the hotel. 

Sunset over the lagoon in Cancun last night, from the Lima 12 5 restaurant. Ahhh….this is the life!

We climbed the stairs to the restaurant on the second floor and were greeted with this view. I stopped to take a photo while the others went in, knowing this was the moment… could not wait.

Sunset supper @ Lima 12 05 on the second floor of a little strip mall.  Never had Peruvian food before.

 The view from our table out over the lagoon
 Free chips – banana, sweet potato and potato with two sauces and a bowl of fried corn.
 Appetizers – Mixed seafood ceviche and anticuchos: Traditional Peruvian charcoal grilled steak marinated in panca ají pepper sauce, served with a salsa criolla.
 My entree – Aji shrimp

Fresh fried donuts for dessert

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