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Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp
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Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp



We’ve seen Chichen Itza and Uxmal. We’ve even been to Palenque. We saw so many ruins in the Yucatan last year that it’s hard to remember which one was which.  Every morning we go jogging along the beach in Progreso. We’ve had plenty of sun and sand. We were going to go get SCUBA certified until Lydian caught an awful cold on this trip. So last weekend we had to be creative to come up ...
Stupid, Dead, or Unconscious in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Stupid, Dead, or Unconscious in Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

So, we could still go see Tikal. Reading the Lonely Planet guide on how to get from Belize to Tikal and back, it sounds like no sweat. The problem is, though. I’ve also read that you shouldn’t wander away from crowds at Tikal. People will rob you and rape you even as you climb the steps of ancient temples.There are different types of violence in the world. We considered going to Israel, for example this ...
The Progreso, Yucatan Vacation Rental Part II — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Progreso, Yucatan Vacation Rental Part II — By Jennifer Shipp

The vacation rental was supposed to be ready yesterday. Yesterday Marta told us the house would be ready this morning, but it’s 4:20 PM right now and we’re still taking up residence at the Café La Habana on the malecon here in Progreso, Yucatan, sipping coffee and watching the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico. It's not a horrible situation, but we haven’t really seen the house we'll be living in yet. I ...
Day 3 in Progreso, Yucatan: Last Night We Moved into our House — By Lydian Shipp
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Day 3 in Progreso, Yucatan: Last Night We Moved into our House — By Lydian Shipp

We finally moved into our Progreso vacation rental. It is a nice house… I like it!Last night, I was going to play my guitar, but there was a man who was apparently going to put some curtains up in my parents’ room. That wouldn't have been a big deal if there had actually been curtains when we went up to see the “finished” project. We kept wondering what was taking so long (the whole “project” took about ...
Day 2 in Progreso, Yucatan: A Variety of Happenings that Probably Don’t Go Together at All — By Lydian Shipp
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Day 2 in Progreso, Yucatan: A Variety of Happenings that Probably Don’t Go Together at All — By Lydian Shipp

So we haven’t moved into our vacation rental in Progreso quite yet. Supposedly, the place will be ready at five o’clock tonight, but we’ll see if we actually get there. We learned today that the place that we’ll be staying will not have internet until January 4th, which I think is probably acceptable because we have other places that we can go for internet, like the café that we’re sitting at right now. ...
Vacation Rental Problems in Progreso, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp
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Vacation Rental Problems in Progreso, Mexico — By Lydian Shipp

We officially came back to Mexico, and then finally decided two nights ago that we were going to stay in Progreso (the same city we stayed in last year). I like Progreso. I liked it the last time we came here too, but it’s changed since we last visited. There are a lot of things that I didn’t notice the last time we came here. For instance, the little walkway along the beach was under construction last ...
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