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August 2021 Part 1 - Valladolid, Cenote Saamal, Merida and Izamal

Beginning of the month we took a little trip to see how things would go with the dog in tow. Of course we didn't go far as it was just a test, haha.

A great start with a smiling dog and happy girlfriend.  Who doesn't like to get out of the city even just for a few nights.

Nice, getting to ride up front
Smiling Fivy

Day 1 in Valladolid (2 hours from Playa) staying at Alux HB with a sweet little pool, hammocks for everyone and it's pet friendly too, which does limit our choices, but hey there's always one good spot in town.

Hammock fun...

Caught napping on the...vacation :)

Always amazed what's built in to animals

In the pool with my little buddy who is a natural swimmer even though she may look like a sinker, haha.

Good job

Nice little church off the town
square "San Servacio"

Cenote Saamal, an open air, very touristy spot that is ok.  Parking, a nice set of stairs, a spot for the dog and a waterfall feature.  Nice to be the first ones in the water!

Is that a Starbucks?

Long way down

First ones!
Loud when you swim under

Little dock mystery
Did it sink or did the water rise?
Hold on to your hats folks!

Finally made it to Merida (Day 2) a colonial town that is capital to the state of Yucatan about 4 hours drive from Playa del Carmen. A town seemingly full of history and restaurants especially along Paseo de Montejo.  Apparently one of the safest cities in Mexico.

Welcome to Merida
Hotel Las Monjas ($38/nt)
Hey little buddy

Monumento Justo
Sierra Mendez

El Apapacho dinner with a rose
Who's really in charge?

On the way back home we took a pit stop in Izamal the town where everything is painted yellow.  "I wonder what happens if someone wants to paint their house blue or red?" asked Ms Ana

yep Yellow

Good trip

Other Stuff

Missed you guys
It's not Loser it's Loser as my
Argentina friend proclaimed

Worst place to lose your
bike lock key...

July 2021 - Cenotes Punta Esmeralda and Azul, Volley Ball, Copa America, Residency

A fun month making it to a few Cenotes, stepping up my Volley Ball abilities, enjoying Copa America and the big one of getting my Temporary Residency, yeah!

Spending a morning at Punta Esmeralda only a 10 minute bike ride from the centre on Playa del Carmen with the lovely Ana. A little crowded, but hey what do you expect for a small free cenote in the city.

I've seen deeper!


Fun in the sun

Let there be Volley Ball...every day, week, month...

Volley ball warriors

Great play in video evidence!

Cenote Azul new to me and one of my favourites so far.  I love the wide open style cenotes.  Great colours and water temperature too.

One of the first to arrive

Hi Ana

So clear

Love these little dead skin eaters

Love this place

Argentina vs Brazil for Cup of America.  Who looks more like an Argentinian me or Leandro??


Buenos Aires goes wild

A night in Cancun at Sol y Mar before going to Immigration to get my Temporary Residency, BOOM!

Room with a view from the master bedroom of a 4 bedroom 4 story split level beach front villa.

Viva la Vida de Villa!!

Nice balcony

Good life

After 2 months and $650 usd I received my Temporary Residency good for 4 years which may just be the place to hangout during the craziness.

Senor Costa

Other Stuff

Canada Patriot
Ryan crushed the NHL playoff pool

Donkey masked up

Not the nicest 

Great favour cider

Practice move out

Good friends
Big tasty MU burger
Vball net design

Excited dog

Overdosed on Milk Cat

Too close! Another man in 
my personal space

Made not for me with Love