The island of women

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The landing place, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The landing place, Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
From the 16th to the 19th century when pirates wanted to stash their women somewhere safe while they plundered and pillaged the Caribbean, they chose a small, narrow, elongated piece of paradise just off the coast of Mexico. A short ferry trip from Cancun, Isla Mujeres (the island of women) is a whole world away from the busy, touristy and industrial city of Cancun. There are no glitzy department stores; in fact there are few buildings higher than 2 storeys. The pace is slow, and a Mexican-minute, which is already pretty slow, seems to stretch for a long, easy time here.
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. (Photo by Chris) Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico. (Photo by Chris)

The guide books warned us that there wasn’t much to do on the island. It was worth a day trip, or maybe a couple of days. We stayed a week, and didn’t want to leave.

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