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Jan 6, 2014 - To Tulum!

Up at 6:00 and shower, straighten stuff out and pack up my stuff. To the lobby at 7:00 and Anna and Adrianne were there. Anna on the phone trying to contact our lost couple – who were somewhere in Playa… But by 7:30 they had not shown up so we left for Tulum. (We had still not heard from them as of 8:00 PM today). We also were given a box breakfast – egg and ham with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise plus an apply, banana, and some odd apple juice thing. I ate it. Still not sure why. Tulum – a late classic Maya site – was amazing – mostly...

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Apr 13, 2013 - I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone ....

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone Gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms .... Alright back in Mexico, back on the Yucatan Peninsula, back in Quintana Roo, back to the Riviera Maya, back to the beach, back to the caves. I've had an awesome month or so kicking it on the beach, working on the tan, practicing my cave diving and meeting all kinds of interesting and wacky people. All of this was not without it's woes. The biggest issue I had to deal with was that I stressed big time over my relationship with LC. I'll get to...

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Feb 18, 2013 - And it's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there....

Believe it if you need it or leave it if you dare And it's just a box of rain, or a ribbon for your hair Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be there.... I’ve got a few hours to kill as the Land Cruiser is at Toyota and they are working on the “list”. The list seems to keep growing. Already on the list were; 1) Fix Cracked Side View Mirror 2) Fix Broken Rear Passenger Window (keeps jumping off the track) 3) Remove Old Alarm System and Install New Alarm System (the one currently installed works when it wants to but has a...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Ruins and rocks! 

We got the boat from caye caulker to chetamul the southern port of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo... The security here was 10 times more intense than the states, a theme which continued all the way up the coast as there was armed guards with machine guns and Uzis everywhere, but for now we had to line up opposite our bags while sniffer dogs gave everything the once over!! We ended up sharing a people carrier the whole way to tulum and the beach outside of the town where we checked out the cabanas... Which were far too out of our price...

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Jan 6, 2012 - Tulum and Playa del Carmen

An early morning start to catch the ferry to San Pedro. According to the locals it was the inspiration for Madonna's hit song in the 80's. Then the long ferry ride to Chetumal, Mexico. Picture it, if you will-a full speedboat ferry of approximately 100 passengers, a windy day and very rough seas...and no one got sick! My bum is still sore from sitting on the middle row of storage boxes for 2 hours. I was so happy to finally sit on the bus for 2 hours to get to Tulum. The ride was great- I slept for most of it. We arrived in Tulum with...

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Christmas 2011

Oct 31, 2011 - Arriving in Tulum, Mexico at Shambala Petit Hotel

We arrived in the pouring rain in Tulum and to our hotel, but the amazing place, our luxury hut in the trees on the beach and the gobsmacking view onto the sea kind of made up for it...! We are staying here for a week, but have extended our stay for one more night because it is so beautiful. Not sure we are ready for the backpacking in hostels after that! The weather has become much sunnier in the week and we had the chance to visit the Mayan ruins of Coba, Tim jumped from 10 meters high in a Cenote (cave) and we also went snorkelling in a...

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Blame it on Rio!

Sep 4, 2011 - Tulúm (Mayan ruins on the Caribbean Sea = awesome!)

Hey M&T fans! Our adventure today was the first with our GAP comrades; the beachside ruins of Tulúm and a subsequent snorkeling expedition off the coast. After an early start, our group made it to the archaeological site. The weather was blazing hot and humid, so we were all anxious to get to the breeze coming off the ocean and through the ruins. The archetecture was fantastic, the company amazing, and iguanas were everywhere! No matter where you looked, these big lizards were catching rays on 1600 year old ruins. The walk up the ancient...

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Jul 3, 2011 - Cenotes, Turtles and Mayan ruins.

Tulum 03/07/11 Cenotes, Turtles and Mayan ruins. We arrived in Tulum on the second class bus from Cancun, which wasn’t too different from the first class bus. Air con, confortable reclining seats. The only thing missing was the TV and on board Wi-Fi. The Weary Traveller Hostel was just down the road a few blocks away. The most sophisticated hostel that I have been to so far. Self-check in on a computer, and a key fob to enter what you wanted for breakfast every morning. It would then print out a receipt to hand to the girl in the kitchen...

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3rd Gap Year

Apr 27, 2011 - Tulum & Maya Ruinen

schoener haetten die maya ihre stadt nicht bauen koennen. stragtegisch gut am meer gelegen, betrieben sie hier auch schon frueh handel mit anderen staemmen. heute kann man die beeindruckenden ruinen besichtigen, sich zwischendurch im unterhalb gelegenen badewasserwarmen meer abkuehelen und spaeter im gemuetlichen ort lokales essen in den garkuechen der mexikanischen mamas geniessen. als zugabe wimmelt es nur so von recht grossen waranen und echsen aller art. abends sahen wir noch einen wohnwagen aelterer bauart (wie unser wicked camper in...

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Mar 26, 2011 - Central America - Mexico

Since I am not the best at sitting down and writing each day, I have decided to break the next part of my journey into Countries. This also helps because we are only in each country for about a week... this page is dedicated to Mexico. I met the group I will be traveling with last night in Playa del Carmen. We are joining a much longer tour that started in Mexico City, and it contains mainly Aussie's and Brits, a New Zealander, and a Spaniard. They all seem very nice and welcoming, but I haven't had much of a chance to get to know them yet;...

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Chad's Travels

Jan 27, 2011 - Tulum

The 26th we arrived in Tulum and immediately asked a cabby to take us to some cheap beach bungalows. He took us to the cheapest bungalows on the beach, the entire resort was on the sand, and it was walking distance to the ruins. We forked out $40 Aus for a 'La Rustica Cabana' - we had electricity between 6pm and 6am, and cold water shared bathrooms...we spent the afternoon walking down the beach before deciding to wander up to the ruins which turned out to be amazing, on a cliff face, no vendors etc etc. That night we met some Australians...

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Jan 25, 2011 - Wooden Ships

If you smile at me I will understand. Cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language-Crosby Stills & Nash Back into the van for a short ride to our first ever cenote swim. Whats a cenote (sin-oh-tay) you say? It's a huge natural sinkhole/limestone cave with crystal clear fresh water. There are over 1500 cenotes dotting the landscape of eastern Yucatan here. Some of them are connected to each other deep underground. They loosely form one huge fresh water irrigation cave system that eventually empties deep into the...

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