DEC12. Instagram various aspects
San Gervasio Ruinas: The Mayan sanctuary of Ixchel, the goddess of the waters, the earth, and the moon. This site is considered sacred to Mayans and their pilgrimages here are equivalent to what we know of pilgrimages to Rome, Jerusalem, etc.
Riding a motorbike around the island, I stopped for a bite to eat at a cool little restaurant situated on ‘Naked Beach.’
Breakfast: Shrimp fajitas overlooking Naked Beach
Before the conquistadors tore it down, El Cedral was the largest Mayan site on Cozumel. Not much is left, just a remnant of a temple, which you can see below. It may no longer be the largest, but it is the oldest on Cozumel.
Cross from within the small Catholic church now standing next to El Cedral.
Sculptures and centerpieces on the main Cozumel drag:
Saying goodbye to Cozumel:
The return to Playa Del Carmen:
27DEC12. Cozumel, Mexico. Canon 550D,Lens EF18-135mm
Eggs Benedict at La Vagabunda, the same restaurant I went to yesterday. http://jacquelinemhadel.wordpress.com/?s=food+in+playa&submit=Search$139 pesos, orange juice, and endless refills of coffee
I’ve finally found my favorite non-Mexican restaurant here in Playa Del Carmen: Babe’s Noodles & Bar. Images of classic pin-up girls fill the place, the food is fresh veggie/Asian fusion. Practically every meat dish can be substituted with tofu. There are Thai curries and Indian curries. Spring rolls. Soups. Specialties. Owned by a renowned Swedish chef and her husband, I think. She makes everything fresh in the mornings, so she doesn’t have to stick around at night. 😉 So, no, I didn’t get to meet her. But I’ll be going back. I had a blueberry margarita and jumbo coconut shrimp with rice.
24DEC12. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Instagram Sutro and Valencia.
Walking down 5th Avenue, passing a lot of restaurants…this one finally caught my eye. La Vagabunda. 5a Av. Norte entre calles 24 y 26 Norte. http://www.lavagabunda.com. I ordered the burrito deluxe for brunch. Eggs, sour cream, and veggies.
Sushi Club: 6p Sake Nigiri, $135 pesos (about $10 usd)
Mint lemonade at Sushi Club. I didn’t order it. The bartender comped it to me. It is delicious!
23DEC12. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.