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Welcome to Playa del Carmen
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Most of the current site dates from about 700 to 900 AD.
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Local legend has a young girl who fell in love with a pirate who promised to return. She is still waiting for him today.
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Join us to experience the parade---too bad there is no sound---Gangam Style featured prominently.
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Tulum is a very special as it is the only Mayan site that was built on the edge of the ocean. As such it has an important place in Mayan history. Built in the 1200's, the 5 metres high and 6 metres thick wall surrounded the site. The walls protected the city during wars between Mayan city states. It was an important port town as the Maya had trading routes up and down the coast. In the 1890's a Mayan liberation group reoccupied the site and held out against the Mexican army for more than 25 years.
Due to its location on the Mayan Riviera and its closeness to the cruise ship centre of Cozumel, Tulum has become the most visited archeological site in Mexico.
THIS PICTURE IS SUPPOSED TO BE STRAIGHT UP.
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We went for Sunday lunch and relaxed under the cool of the trees with our friends and some their other friends and family. The park was much larger than we originally thought as we discovered that in addition to the cenotes, there were five different swimming pools. A great lunch and a great day was had by all.
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BUDDHAS WE HAVE KNOWN
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Friday is our last day in Bangkok as we fly home in the afternoon. We have had a wonderful time travelling around 3 countries and have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Each country was different in its own way and the fun was constantly getting used to the newness time after time.
One thing remained constant no matter the country we were in are the statues of BUDDHA. People here take their religion very seriously and images of Buddha are greatly revered. They came in all shapes and sizes, made of all types of materials, some new and some very old, and popped up in different places.
So, as we say goodbye until we meet again in January, we leave these images with you. Good night and good bye.
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The Chao Phraya River flows through the centre of Bangkok and plays a large part in the life of the city. Taxi boats are constantly stopping at the many stations----luckily we have one right in front of our hotel. The boats also connect with the sky train and subway stations and so transfering to other parts of Bangkok is very easy. This form of transport is also way quicker than travelling by road where the traffic problems are legendary. We have included here many of the pictures we have taken while on the river.
A modern condo tower rises with a US$20,000,000 penthouse pricetag.
You can meet everyone on the river
Our hotel--New Siam Riverside
A view of the Palace