Cultural Encounters

Today, we went to the Museo Maya de Cancún first. Tourists were asked to put their stuff into the lockers. The upper level had artifact displays.

Maya Museum

Stone carvings

Stone carvings

Tools

Tools

Pots

Pots

Mayan jewelries

Mayan jewelries

There were also Mayan ruins on the ground level.

Ruins

Some ruins

Some ruins

A pyramid ruin

A pyramid ruin

More ruins

More ruins

Then, we rode the bus to Mercado 28. There were many shops. We bought 6 postcards for $38 pesos, three T-Shirts for $220 pesos (asking price $240 pesos) for the kids, and a silver bracelet for me for $220 pesos (asking price was $450 pesos). I had a lot of fun negotiating with them.

Silver bracelet with Mayan sun

Silver bracelet with Mayan sun

Everyone was happy. Then we went to Parque de las Palapas. When we arrived, the party was still in its early stage. There were so many small shops and vendors selling stuff. People were selling for balloons, roses, cotton candy, snacks, and food. There were bouncy houses, car riding for kids, Mexican music, and people dancing onstage. Also, people gathered around the tables to eat, drink, and talk under the umbrellas.

Vendors

Vendors

Mexican people

Mexican people

We found a table and bought 4 natural 100% juice drinks for $60 pesos and two pack (ten sticks) of Churros for $50 pesos. They were delicious.

Mongo juice

Mongo juice

Churros

Churros

Adventurer Jr. II and III wanted to drive the cars. We paid $30 pesos each for 10 minutes of driving time. So many kids were there enjoying this activity.

For dinner, we bought seafood soup with wraps for $75 pesos, two empanada for $30 pesos, and three tacos for $25 pesos. The tacos were very small, about 1/4 of the ones in the States. Everything was so tasty.

Empanada

Empanada

Seafood soup with wraps in the checkered cloth bag

Seafood soup with wraps in the checkered cloth bag

After we were full, Adventurer Jr. II and III wanted to have another round of driving. Too bad the cars were too small for Adventurer Jr., or he would have had a fun time as well.

As we got ready to leave, more and more people were coming to join the party. We left early because we were not sure about the safety there at night. Today was the day that we saw so many people. The bus stop was in front of a Walmart, so we went in and did some shopping and spent $550 pesos, of which $50.5 pesos were for pastries.

All these pastries only costed $50.5 pesos

All these pastries only costed $50.5 pesos

We also bought a tube of after-sunburn-lotion and got a free promotional bag. Wasn’t it nice?

My free bag

My free bag

Next in the series: Last Activities in Hotel Zone


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