Caribbean Coast – Cozumel

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The beautiful island of swallows lies about 20 km off the coast of the Yucatan peninsular, in the Caribbean sea.

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The archetypal tropical island with swaying palm trees and turquoise blue sea.

Looks like stranded coral.

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Many of the big passenger liners stop here

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and this guy is fishing with a hand line.

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Each note an artwork in itself. Frida Kahlo is popular in her own country now as well. Pity she had to die first..

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Cozumel has one of the most important carnaval’s in the Caribbean, if I am deciphering it correctly.

My guess is these creatures that line the seafront are also from carnaval.

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The last one is a tortoise with a banjo or something.

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Loved the refrigerated transport. Apparently they have not agriculture on the island. It is mostly a nature reserve.

And they have nature! Around 800 bird species in the Yucatan.

Also the necessary sea birds.

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And off course iguanas.

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They bask in the sun on walls and get out of the way very quickly when you approach. Eaten I understand..

And dogs lie in front of the gate, in the street. To guard the property I assume? And the neighbours’ dog is in front of his own gate, just a few meters on.  Just goes to show, it is all social customs.

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And a pharmacy on every corner. Perhaps the reason they advertise? A bit surprising..

You can buy snorkeling gear there as well.

And my favourite, new food.

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Green tamotoes, in husks like gooseberries. They make a (famous) green sauce with them.

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And Jicama. Peeled, they can be cooked and do very well in a stir fry, but also great raw. A fresh soft taste, a bit like apple.

Very handy for travelling, I found, as they don’t brown when cut.

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And a boat  for you if you feel like going a little way.

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It's a trip

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