Going Coco Bongo in Cancun

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We tried to get to the Chichen Itza ruins by opening time (8am) to
beat the tourists but breakfast and packing took a little longer so we
made it there only just before 9am. Still good enough because although
there were already one or two tour busses in the parking lot we would
see later that this is nothing compared to the number of buses and
people that arrive by lunch time.

The ruins are quite big and took us three hours or more to walk
around. Once again a guide would have been interesting but without a
group they're just too expensive. I was a bit annoyed that we could
neither climb El Castillo nor go inside it to see the old temple
underneath as our Lonely Planet guide had said we could. There did
appear to be people (archeologists?) walking around the pyramid and
taking measurements so perhaps this is just a temporary state?
Altogether more annoying for us I guess but sometimes you're just not

I think there was only one 1st class bus a day to Cancun at 4:30pm and
we were done by noon so we didn't want to have to wait for that. 2nd
class busses seem to go every hour but we just saw one leave before
our eyes and we didn't have our backpacks on us so we looked for
alternatives. From Valladolid there seemed to be buses much more
frequently so we caught a collective to Valladolid for 20 pesos (same
as 2nd class bus fare) which dropped us at the bus station in
Valladolid. From there, there were indeed quite frequent buses to
Cancun so we had no trouble making a connection.

We had originally planned to spoil ourselves for one day and to stay
in an all-inclusive resort in Cancun just to see what it was like but
the whether was pretty miserable and overcast when we got there so we
just went to a hostel near the ADO bus station. The hostel was part of
the same group of hostels that we had stayed in in Mexico city and
every 5th night you stay with them you get for free which is good for
our budget.

Not doing the all-inclusive resort anymore we looked what else we
could do in the Mexican capital of hedonistic tourist travel and thus
we hit upon doing a bar tour. First we thought an actual tour would be
a good deal as you would get to go to 5 bars for almost the same price
as the cover charge for a single club, but after reading some blogs
and reviews these seemed to be not so great and instead we read great
things about Coco Bongo which sounded like a unique experience so we
went with that.
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