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OUR JOURNEY BACK TO PLAYA

sunny 35 °C

After recovering from our wedding and party, we set off for Campeche were we would overnight and then head back to Playa.

Our first stop was Champoton. It is a renowned fishing town and is situated on the Gulf of Mexico coast. We ate lunch here as we sat by the seaside, enjoyed the breeze and I enjoyed a giant prawn plate and Helen had a prawn salad which she said had at least a kilo of prawns.

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Walking into the restaurant we were amazed at the most magnificent display of Pelicans.

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After drinking and eating for most of the afternoon, we made our way to Campeche

CAMPECHE

Campeche is one of Mexico's colonial gems and as such is designated as one of Mexico's world heritage site. The modern city of Campeche was founded in the 1500's by the Spanish on the old site of a Mayan city. Because of its wealth it was a prime target of pirates. It was attacked by John Hawkins, Francis Drake and Henry Morgan and lots more. Because of the severe and brutal attacks in the late 1600's the city was walled and forts were built at each end of the bay.

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Now for lunch before we continue the journey home. Yet another seaside seafood extravaganza.

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After lunch we continue home arriving many many hours later.


Posted by keithandhelen 14:05 Archived in Mexico

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That lunch make me so hungry... it looks absolutely delicious

by Jane Bird

Our world travelers!
Thinking of you and thank you again for sharing.

Welcome home to Playa ????

by Cecile Collins

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