“When you arrive in Cancún there are 100 or so grifters who try to hustle you to buy various trips to the surrounding attractions but we had already scheduled 6 days of doing nothing at the beach and a 1-day trip to Chichén Itzá. The trip takes several hours by bus with a few stops along the way to help the local economy. One such stop was in the middle of the jungle to visit a typical modern home of the local Yucatan people. I found this brief excursion to be exceedingly strange and uncomfortable since we were just a bunch total strangers walking around an elderly couple’s home. There were stray dogs lying in the middle of the dirt road and small children peering around trees to catch a glimpse of today’s busload of people.”
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