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#11 MelissaH

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    Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:05 PM

    Apparently Isla Mujeres hasn't recovered from the hurricanes yet so it's not as nice now as it used to be But the snorkelling is still supposed to be amazing...

    Same with Cozumel

    #12 calyx6

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      Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:11 AM

      The Chichen Itza ruins are definitely worth the trek out there. If you're afraid of heights, don't climb up the pyramid! The climb down is more challenging than the climb up. Bring plenty of sunscreen and your camera. I was there in 2002 and wouldn't mind going again. Don't know if they're still there, but when I went, there was a guy at the entrance that would put any date you want in a Mayan calendar format. I put in my order going in and it was ready by the time I left.

      -V-

      Pictures from when I was there: Sunday
      Tulum - November 3, 2007

      #13 *JillD*

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        Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:31 AM

        yes, we're definetly doing chichen itza, I think we'll do it while our daughter is still there, maybe plan a group trip for everyone coming down. Steve loves to travel and to see things, so this is right up his alley.

        I don't know if I understand what the mayan calendar is, could you explain? sounds cool

        #14 *JillD*

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          Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:46 PM

          sabina, that sounds really cool! I've always wanted to get certified in scuba, but at the same time, it really scares me! that would be a great present for your FI!

          #15 *JillD*

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            Posted 12 April 2007 - 04:02 PM

            I think if I saw a shark I'd freak!! You're more daring then me, although I'd like to try skydiving & I would definetly do a hot air balloon ride. FI has a harley and I'm petrified to go on it. (he also dropped me off the back of a snowmobile going 60, so I'm a little gun shy)

            FI is selling his harley so we can pay for some of the wedding, so I won't have to worry about riding one for awhile, lol!

            #16 lambert13

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              Posted 12 April 2007 - 04:24 PM

              Quote:
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              It's not scary at all! You have to take that statement with a grail of salt b/c i'm a nut! and I mean that in a great way :) I, and by I, I mean my FI and I:) am a skiier (always with the guys on double diamonds), we have gone sky diving, hot air balooning, scuba diving, snorkeling, we have a motorcycle license (just have to caught up enough $$$$ for 2 bikes:) and the list goes on. But, like I said, it's not scary at all, it's really very awesome!!!!!!
              Sounds like you guys would enjoy cave diving down in the Riviera Maya. I cant do scuba due to an inner ear disorder, but if I could, I would be exploring the underwater caves in a second.

              #17 *JillD*

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                Posted 12 April 2007 - 04:36 PM

                I was thinking about the cave diving it sounded cool, still makes me a little nervous, but I think we might try it!

                #18 *JillD*

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                  Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:41 PM

                  even the cenotes?

                  #19 calyx6

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                    Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:08 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jilly76
                    yes, we're definetly doing chichen itza, I think we'll do it while our daughter is still there, maybe plan a group trip for everyone coming down. Steve loves to travel and to see things, so this is right up his alley.

                    I don't know if I understand what the mayan calendar is, could you explain? sounds cool
                    The mayans didn't use the latin alphabet like we do and had a different system of notation to write down dates and such. They also used a different calendar system to mark the passage of time. Here's a link that can probably better explain it than I can. FREE Maya Calendar information from the Maya World Studies Center
                    Tulum - November 3, 2007

                    #20 lambert13

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                      Posted 13 April 2007 - 03:19 PM

                      Quote:
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                      even the cenotes?
                      Most of them require you to show your certification and to have a master diver certified for cave diving leading your group. It can be very dangerous down there and people die sometimes due to inexperience of themselves or their guide.




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