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        We flew to Cancun from Leon which is a 90-minute
        drive from San Miguel. Cancun is the hip and party
        city of Mexico. It is a part of the Mayan Riviera. The
        Nizuc Resort and Spa is a spectacular hotel (An all
        suite hotel) close to the strip, where one must go ev-
        ery evening, hopping bars & nightclubs. The spa at
        the hotel is both overrated and extremely expensive
        (around USD 250 for a 60-minute massage).

        Chichen Itza is one of the main Mayan ruins. We
        had lunch at a private Hacienda (farm house) that
        also had a Cenote (water holes discovered in the
        ground) where one could take a swim. Tulum, a
        Mayan ruin by the sea was even more interesting
        than Chichen Itza.

        When I initially planned the trip, I was looking
        forward to understanding the history of the Aztecs
        and the Mayans and their understanding of astron-
        omy. However, I realised we Indians had accom-
        plished all of this and more over a few thousand
        years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the arts, culture
        and the people of Mexico, but as Henry Rollins said:
        “A great way to learn about your country is to leave

          Hot air balloon rides are part of the fun                     Charming seasides are great for chilling

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