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In May 2012, Mr. Selfish and I took a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  Through a Groupon deal, we stayed at an all-inclusive resort for three nights.  This was mine and Mr. Selfish’s first trip to Mexico.  We therefore crammed in as many ruins as possible and a scuba diving trip.

First, we went to Chichen Itza, the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan.  Although you can no longer climb up the pyramid, it was still a sight to behold.

It was very hot that day.  Luckily, we had hired a private driver, who picked us up at 6am from our hotel.  When we arrived, Chichen Itza had just opened, and the many, many tour buses had not yet arrived.  The many ruins were quite interesting, and the largest cenote (a natural sink hole) is supposedly the site of many human sacrifices.

Next, we went to Ek Balam, which is also the site of Mayan ruins.  Ek Balam is about 32 miles from Chichen Itza.  Unlike Chichen Itza, you can still climb Ek Balam.

Finally, since we had become certified in March 2012, we planned a drift dive in Cancun.  Luckily, we had two instructors and only one other diver with us.  I therefore got a lot of personal attention from one of the instructors since I was clearly a newbie diver.  We saw lots of fish (of course), two sea turtles, and a lobster.  It was a wonderful first dive.

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