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Oct 23, 2017 - Tulum, Mexico

We went to see our first Mayan ruins in Tulum. It was a lovely location, right on the coast above some brilliant beaches. It was a quite important trade route for the Mayans. Lots of iguanas. The ruins were quite small though and full of American bus tours. Had some excellent Mexican food, the best being a very busy street stall called Taquerias Honorio. And margaritas!

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Apr 9, 2017 - Around and about in Tulum

I thought that we might get a sleep in this morning but no, up at 6:30 for breakfast at 7:00 and departure at 7:30. As it turned out this was a great idea! We drove, in cycling kit, to Tulum Archaeological site where a local guide once again told us of the history of the Mayan city. This one was a little different because it was a port city responsible for maritime trade with the Olmecs and Aztecs. There was an outer wall entered through a typical trapezoidal arch which housed about 60 noble families in elaborate limestone houses. Inside...

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Apr 9, 2017 - Valladolid to Tulum via Coba

Another early start, just after 7am, meant that we could not get breakfast at the hotel in Valladolid. Instead they gave us a pre-prepared sandwich, a green apple, a paper cup of orange juice and a cup of coffee. On the road under an overcast sky we cycled along a section of real bicycle track for a number of kilometres until we reached the city limits. Back on the road we made good time as there was no wind to speak of. After about 30 km we arrived at a town where there were to be some toilets for us to use. Unfortunately no one could find...

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Oct 5, 2015 - Tulum

I started my next long (8+ months) trip on October 5, 2015 by flying to Cancun then catching a bus to Tulum. I spent time at the beach, swimming in the ocean, at some of the many nearby cenotes swimming and seeing turtles and bats, biking, and just walking through the small town of Tulum. The real touristy part is the ruins, which I atually didn't even visit. At one of the cenotes if you stand still then the fish come and nibble the dead skin off your feet.

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Cheryl's RTW: Mexico

Oct 5, 2015 - Mexico - Tulum

On Oct 5, I left again for an 8 month trip to Mexico, Central and South America. I started in Cancun, then took the bus down to Tulum. In Tulum I went to a few cenotes, spent time on the beach, and just enjoyed walking through the town. The ruins appear to be the tourist draw as it had a huge parking lot along with a Starbucks and other chains.

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Sep 17, 2015 - Week 6 - day 4....

Day 4 - today was '13 hour bus trip day' so we decided to head back to the beautiful place we had found up the beach yesterday for a chilled day! We had some more delicious food and chilled out on bean bags, sun loungers and swings!! A very lazy day! Then it was back to the beach huts for one last communal shower and off to the bus station. We had bought our tickets a few days in advance and had decided to go 'business class' so we were very excited to see what that entailed!! The bus was very smart and comfy and they gave us headphones...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 16, 2015 - Week 6 - day 3.....

Day 3 - we woke up and in the morning light we discovered that a certain person (not me!) had managed to burn her hands and I mean just her hands not her fingers, from holding the handle bars- who does that?!! This morning we were a little sore from the bikes but we hopped back on and pedalled the other way down the beach and found an awesome place that was an eco hotel, they had a perfect beach front position and they had been working their booties off clearing the seaweed so it looked and smelled a lot fresher! We stopped for breakfast...

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Mexico 2015

Sep 15, 2015 - Week 6 - day 2

Day 2 - we hired bikes and headed off to explore, first breakfast in Tulum town and then onto a cenote and maybe the ruins after. After a hundred yards I'd made a slightly concerning observation 'Rachel do you have breaks because I don't?!' Hmmmm so then it was a question of how do we stop and I never thought I'd say this but I may not be the worst person in the world at riding a bike - now that I've seen miss smith on her two wheeled friend!! Luckily whilst tearing along the highway/pootling along at a sensible speed with HUGE American...

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Mexico 2015

Apr 6, 2015 - Tulum

a walk to the supermarket just across the road from our hotel for some breakfast things, then it is off with 4 of the ladies of my tour group,in two taxis to the ruins of Tulum. A nice walk around the park as it is early and not all the people there yet, and it is a lot cooler. Then a short walk to the beach for bit of relaxing time before heading back to the hotel. rest of the afternoon was just kicking back having a couple beers, and a shrimp cocktail before dinner, tomorrow it is off to Belize.

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Apr 5, 2015 - Heading to Tulum today

Happy Easter to everyone. This morning we head to the bus station for our first class bus to Tulum a trip of about a hour get to our hotel put our bags in one room had to wait until 3 to get our rooms, then off to the supermarket for some stuff for lunch then head off to Gran Centote, a nice swim water cool but refreshing then it is back to the hotel and get checked into our rooms, a bit rest and then off with the group for dinner in downtown Tulum, as it was a late night last it is off to bed early. lol

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Mar 13, 2015 - Tulum

Thursday 3/12 Today was our long drive across to Tulum on the coast. We got advice on our route from the owner of the hotel in Santa Elena, and were on our way for the five hour drive. The roads were pretty good, and went through several towns of various sizes, with lots of speed bumps. We came to the conclusion that they don’t give speeding tickets in Mexico, but they use lots of speed bumps that could cause some serious damage if you didn’t slow down. At one point, our turn-off was blocked so we had to go through town, and we found...

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Travels in Mexico

Mar 9, 2014 - Tulum

After a late breakfast we caught the bus to Talum at about 11:00am. Only about an hour to get to our hotel in Talum. Dropped our bags and headed to the nearby ruins. Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city. The ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been...

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