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Taco week in Mexico

By Siv Anita Årsnes | Apr 25, 2018 | Field Studies, Shore Leave, Students

Now the time had come for the top food-port of them all; Mexico! Everyone was so exited to finally being able to eat real taco and other Mexican foods that it was tempting to swim in to port.

We came out for a rough start on the sail from Panama with strong winds and classes where the floor was so steep that the teachers had to sit down to not fall on the students. Luckily, we got rid of all the sickness from the jungle and was ready for new adventures in to the country of Yucatán. 

When we came in to port in Puerto Morelos, an overwhelming welcome ceremony took place, with mariachi band and even the minister of education came to welcome us. After that, we enjoyed the evening with local foods and to look around in the small city. The days to follow, a lot of us went to explore other parts of the country like Playa del Carmen and Cancún, and some even was able to go home. 

The most exiting adventure was probably the field trip to Chichen Itza and the cenotes. We drove over two hours though jungles full of spider monkeys and local villages until we came to one of the seven wonders of the world. The temples were huge and it felt like we had stepped back in time because everything was so well preserved. As in Columbia, our guide were 70 years old and was still able to outrun all of us on the tour. The site was bigger than I could have imagined. If you really wanted to explore the whole site, it could take a lot more than one day and we barely had two hours to take in the amazing view. 

Afterwards we went to a cenote, were we could swim and look at the beautiful cave. It is strange to think of how this have become a tourist attraction and swimming places, while it was used as freshwater recourses by the Mayas. 

Now our adventure continues through the Caribbean to Cuba!