Monthly archives: November 2016


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NOVEMBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Immigration, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and include: Belize Immigration Fees 4 nights in BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation 14 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about San Pedro. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I […]

San Pedro – Ambergris Caye – Belize – GRANDPAcking Costs



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Merida (Mexico) to San Pedro (Belize) by public transport. I stopped off to see some ruins on the way in both Uxmal and Calakmul (Xpujil). In Merida, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Doralba Inn. I got the Doralba at a discounted rate of MXP469 / night (US$26) including Buffet Breakfast. It was time to leave Mexico behind and to head for Belize … the next country on my ‘around the world’ adventure. XPUJIL TO SAN PEDRO: I started the final part of my journey to Belize in Xpujil, Mexico (where […]

San Pedro – Ambergris Caye – Belize – Information



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Uxmal, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the La Casa del Mago. I booked the Mago at a 26% discount: MXP764 / night (US$38). This included a Continental Breakfast. On arrival, I was ‘upgraded’ to a room at the Lodge. Uxmal was the start of my ‘Maya Ruins LIVING Ideas’ adventure. They are wonderful, ornate ruins … and, definitely, worth a visit. It was time to head for Xpujil to see the ruins at Calakmul. UXMAL TO XPUJIL: I made my way 145 kms south from Uxmal to Xpujil on second class public buses. […]

Xpujil – Mexico – Calakmul Maya Ruins



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: In Merida, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Doralba Inn. I booked the Doralba at a 58% discount: MXP469 / night (US$26). This included a Buffet Breakfast. I had some fun in Merida at the Procession of Souls. It was time to head for Uxmal to do some more LIVING. MERIDA TO UXMAL: I made my way 60 kms south from Merida to Uxmal on a second class public bus. From the Doralba it was a 20 minute walk to the ADO Bus Terminal. Buses to Uxmal leave every 1 to 1.5 hours during the day. I […]

Uxmal – Mexico – Maya Ruins



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NOVEMBER 2016: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Progreso and include: Public transport from Progreso to Merida 8 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Merida. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I deviate from them all of the […]

Merida – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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NOVEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Progreso to Merida by public transport (Colectivo). Progreso is a small beach town 30 minutes north of Merida. In Progreso, I stayed in a GRANDPAcking Standard homestay: the Abrazarse Life B&B. I got the Abrazarse at a discounted rate of MXP533 / night (US$29). It was very homely and comfortable. It was time to head for Merida. I have heard so many nice things about it … I planned to stay in Merida over the end of October Festival of Souls and the Day of the Dead Festival on the 1st […]

Merida – Mexico – Information