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A day trip to Xcaret

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Xcaret !
12 in the day Friday the 7 of september all students were outside our school Playalingua
http://www.playalingua.com/
Thank God it wasn’t earlier because almost everybody had been out the night befor to check out Playa Del Carmens party life (good good…;)

Xcaret is a big ecotourism park not so far away from Playa. Heres a link for those who want some extra info : http://www.xcaret.com/

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We were met by parrots, flamingos, green grass and Maya inspired buildings. I the park you can see all kinds of animals ( panthers, butterflies, turtles, dolphins, fish and so on)
There was a Mexican cemetery built on a small mountain. There were disagreements if the graves are real or not, but some were at least real. The point was to see a Mexican cemetery. It reminded me of a mix between Spanish and Norwegian cemeteries. All of the graves were special. Some had a stone, other castles, cross, houses, statues of animals, pictures of saints etc. One grave was decorated with Corona corks hehe…

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You could walk inside this mountain and when you got to the middle you could see a cross that stretched all the way towards the top.
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There was a peaceful feeling inside that mountain. Not so far away there was a church. I could so picture a romantic wedding there! With the wind blowing so the brides dress moves, while a little girl is walking in front of her throwing rose leaves… and the view to the sea with some palm trees in front… lalala… I disappeared into a white dream hehe... ill get back to that dream in hm.. about 10 years ;)

There was a Maya village there aswell and the whole park is very beautiful made. You can swim with dolphins, eat at a restaurant towards the beach :)
There was a genius stone in the park somewhere. Is was hanging from a chain:

WEATHER FORCASTING STONE
A dry stone means it is raining

A shadow under the stone
means a beautiful sunny day

A moving stone means
strong wind is blowing

If the stone turns wild then run
for shelter it is a hurricane

If ever its white on top
believe it or not it is snowing

If you can bearly read this sign
hurry, “ Xcaret spectacular
Mexico” has just begun.

Walking to the parks biggest show was a special experience. There were Maya worriors, and Maya women on the sides. With beers, coca cola, and snacks in place we were ready to see the show.
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It was amazing ! 250 actors showed us the Mexican history from the Mayas, to the present time. We also saw dances and heard music from all regions of Mexico.
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I really recommend Xcaret if you are near Playa Del Carmen !

Posted by KineAgathe 19:25 Archived in Mexico Tagged ecotourism

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