24.02.2013 35 °C
Helen and I and 2 other friends, Dave and Dianna, rented a car and went on a road trip t0 Campeche (about a 7 hour drive south of Playa del Carmen).
===Situated on the Gulf of Mexico it has the most picturesque setting. Our hotel was right on the Gulf and the view was spectacular.
Campeche was officially founded by the Spanish in 1540, becoming the main Spanish port from where Spanish influence
spread over the Yucatan. After being continuing attacked by Pirates such as Henry Morgan and Francis Drake, the Spanish constructed the city walls in 1686. The walled city is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
Local legend has a young girl who fell in love with a pirate who promised to return. She is still waiting for him today.