Mexico, Puerto Vallarta -Playa del Carmen (Part 2)

On the third day we took a trip to Playa del Carmen

I was thinking it’s some sort of theme park or something…but turns out – it’s a little town!  Catered especially for tourists.

“Originally a small fishing town, tourism to Playa del Carmen began with the passenger ferry service to Cozumel, an island across the Cozumel Channel and world famous scuba diving destination.” – wiki

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I really enjoyed walking around here.  But only where the more Mexico cultural shops and areas were.  There was a block of american branded stores towards the end, and suddenly I felt like I was at the premium outlet.  LOL.  I just love to stare at the handmade items….

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I’m horrible at knitting – so I was really amazed at this.  And all those designs stitched into the clothes.

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And these beautiful lanterns.  HANDMADE AGAIN?!

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walking…walking….

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Lots of groups of mexican men trying to sell you things, buy tourists tickets for who knows where, and to get taxis for you.  They are so aggressive, it’s a little bit scary at times.  So make sure you walk in groups.

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a little park we passed by.

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BEAUTIFUL church.  I’m sad I didn’t go in now that I think about it.  But it was really beautiful.  And looked almost like a Greek orthodox church.

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Restaurants…

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more restaurants…but we didn’t eat anything.  It’s hard to eat when you live at a all inclusive resort with food and drinks 24/7.  LOL  and you don’t have to pay !!!  

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I think i made these paper crafts in elementary school before too.

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some random stores… I don’t know what I was taking here.

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Here is the ferry dock to cross to Cozumel.  A friend of ours says its much, much cheaper over there.  BUT…not as much things to do.  Known for it’s scuba diving!

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I want to learn how to paint these.

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Just so amazed at the intricate and delicate patterns.

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Oh…forgot to post this with the front of the church.  This is the back of the church.

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Oh! And by the park, there is some vendors selling fruit.  I tried this powder that you sprinkle on food and fruit, and it was soooo weird. Tasted kinda sour, with a hint of spice.  And then I was so siao, I still bought it a few days after -_-”  for souvenir.  But just last week, I threw it out…cause I never going to use.

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Sweet lady who let us try foreign fruits, and the sprinkle.  I was too scared to try because…I have a phobia of street and market food. Too many bad experiences.

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more…

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and more….

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more…..

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and more!  That concludes my trip for Playa del Carmen.  I also bought a blanket for my friend who loves those throws for her bed/sofa.  She bought one in Yaletown for $65, and I bought one in Mexico for $15.

The end!

(TBC…Food in Dreams Puerto Vallarta.  WARNING:  lots of food pics to come!)

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