Isla Mujeres

Trip Start May 31, 2007
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Thursday, July 19, 2007

We bypass Cancun and head directly for Isla Mujeres. We stay in PocNa hostel which is one of only 2 hostels on the island. Its a really friendly place with its own bar on the beach in which everyone gets wasted nightly.
It is scorching hot here. I can lay in the sun for a maximum of 3 mins before i am completely drenched in sweat. Solice cannot be found under a palm tree as it is nearly the same and as for the water you can forget it. So i suppose i have to get used to sweating here. its not too bad as everyone is doing it.

I have made the mistake of wearing factor 50 here in Mexico and as a result i am not getting any colour. so when this bottle runs out i will drop dramatically to factor 40.

the usual routine here is beach during the day and then buy a bottle of rum in the night and back down to the beach before heading to the hostel bar until 3 am.

It really reminds me of Thailand here. A really nice place full of cool people.
Sven and I meet up with a few old friends (mike from Eng-ger-land, Juliana from Virginia and Margisol from Venezuela)

I like this place...
Just a few kilometres off the easternmost tip of Mexico in the startlingly clear Caribbean, ISLA MUJERES
is substantially mellower than Cancún, drawing people for long stays
despite the lack of tourist attractions and wild nightlife. A hippie
hangout in the 1970s, the tiny island still retains an air of bohemian
languor, with wild-haired baby-boomers passing on travel wisdom to a
new generation of young backpackers.
the wooden buildings and narrow streets have a genuine Caribbean feel.

the tiny Maya temple full of female figures that the conquistadors
chanced upon, which gave the place its name. But you'll want to be back
under the palms on Playa Norte, the big west-facing beach, by
late afternoon: Isla Mujeres is one of the few places along Mexico's
eastern shoreline where you can enjoy a glowing sunset over the water.
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