Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Playa del Carmen, Day 2

So the original plan was to catch the ferry to Cozumel today, and spend the day on the island.  We decided to veto that plan in favor of spending another day in Playa del Carmen.  Cozumel will have to be another trip for another time.  Not a lot of pictures today...it was mainly a redo of yesterday...eat, shop, swim, repeat!

Starting the day off right with smoothies at 100% Natural.  There was this lady in there who spoke no Spanish and was trying to get butter from the waiter.  She kept screaming "butter"  "but-ter" at him.  He would say, "Mantequilla?" (Spanish for butter) and she would yell, "No, BUTTER!".  This went on for awhile until I could stand it no more, so I said, "Si senor, ella quiere mantequilla."  And off he went, and much relief was had by all.  On my way out she stopped me and said "How do I say butter again?"  She must really like butter....

Breakfast DQ Blizzards, served upside down and delicious!

In the shopping madness we found this awesome pop-art Lucha Libre mirror.  I can't wait to hang it up at my house!

For dinner we went to a Mayan restaurant, and were not disappointed!  Cochinita Pibil, with spooky lighting and all!  After dinner I ordered a flavored tequila "por las rocas" (on the rocks) which is how one orders such a drink in Mexico City.  Not so in the Yucatan.  The waiter started laughing and said "con piedras?!" (with stones) and thought it was the funniest thing he had ever heard.  He in fact laughed about it until we left.  Oy.

This restaurant is most famous for its desert, a white chocolate Chichen Itza filled with cocoa mousse.  We had to have it. 

It felt kind of weird devouring an important pre-Hispanic landmark, but boy was it delicious!

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