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Puerto Morelos Travel Blog

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Beau scowling in the bar-in-a-cave, Alux.

Puerto Morelos has the largest english language bookstore in Mexico.  True.  There are artisan shops where you can buy hammocks.  True.  It is a small fishing village, not all commercial like Playa del Carmen.  True.

Unfortunately, the Alma Libre bookstore is closed until October, the hammock shop never opened despite displaying a sign stating hours from 9 am to 9 pm, and small fishing village means no backpacker infrastructure (hostels, etc.) and a $30 hotel room with no ac right next to the hotel bar.  However, I would wholeheartedly recommend Puerto Morelos if you ever want to rent a condo for the winter fairly cheaply. 

We headed to Playa after one day and got 6 new/used books, sat on the beach and had drinks at a bar that is literally an underground cave.  Good times, until we discovered some kind of bugs in the bed at the hostel.

So, finally, today we escaped Mexico for Belize.  After 2  hours here we've met several nice people with advice for places to go, a nice place to stay, and a tasty chinese restaurant.  Good times are here again.   

kindoor says:
Also, though I don't know if this is official or just a side project...if the band ever gets back together the new name might be The Minstrel Cycle.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2006
kindoor says:
If I didn't already like Belize so much, that knowledge might make me head for the border. At least I hope some of the money will be going to the Belizean people, who so far have been extremely friendly and awesome.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2006
rwick says:
Just caught up on your travel blog. Hope things are going well. Belize sounds like the place to be. I guess Lisa Cimpl and Terri Nore went to Belize to find a winter place. Lisa is so lucky to have a husband with deep pockets. I should find out if they bought a place. You could check it out.
Looking forward to more reports and pictures. Beau, I found a New Orange sticker in my desk at work. I should probably hang onto to that in case the band gets back together.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2006
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