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If one is to survive driving the roads of the Yucatan, one must learn to handle a series of curveballs, knuckleballs and spitballs that would baffle even the most seasoned major league hitter. Nothing, or at least little, resembles driving in Canada – or most other countries, for that matter. There are stop signs that don’t always mean stop, one-way streets that may or may not be one-way and road signs that make little sense no matter how high your level of Spanish fluency. There are streets filled with slow-moving vehicles and sleeping animals, who may or may not give you the right of way.

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Miguel poles his way through the mangroves in the Yucatan.

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Flamingos are as common in the Yucatan as sparrows in Canada

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Mayan blouses for sale in Chicxulub, Mexico

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Entrance to the hacienda at Yaxcopoil

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Call for a cab in Muna and you'll likely get a triciclo

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Pyramid in Uxmal, Mexico

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