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May 30, 2005 - Living large on the Riviera Maya

Thursday 26.05.05 Emerging blinking into the sunlight from the hot cabaña, one of my travelling friends, Ricardo and I walked at once toward the sea. Coconut palms swayed in the breeze on cool white sand while small motorboats bobbed just offshore in the turquoise water. In every direction was blue sky without a trace of cloud - this was a view worth a thousand photos! And just one kilometre north, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean lay the Mayan ruin named Tulum. We had heard from a friend a reef lay just over five...

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May 25, 2005 - Tulum

Famous for the Mayan ruins overlooking a stunning Caribbean beach (clever little Mayans) Tulum is a few hours south of Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsular. The other thing that Tulum is famous for, at least amongst Lonely Planet addicted backpackers like ourselves, are the Robinson Cruesoe style Cabanas on the beach just south of the ruins. For $13 a night we secured ourselves some serious beachfront real estate and settled in for a touch of the really really simple life. The cabanas are basically ramshakle huts made of sticks on a...

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London the Long Way

Apr 10, 2005 - Tulum.... Que de bonnes ondes mayas

Apres Playa del Carmen, je continue de descendre la cote Caraibes... toujours plus au sud, toujours plus de bleu... de vert, de blanc. Tulum apparait un vrai havre de paix... et va me permettre de me remettre des nuits de fiesta passees a Playa avec Marie-Laure. Des virees nocturnes dignes de ce nom dans des bars ultra design et trandy de Playa.... ou il n'y a que des habitues et des locaux et ou la musique electro mixee te fait danser jusqu'au levee du soleil. Quelques jours de repos bien merites sisi !!!! Au Programme , Plage, plouf...

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Lenalatina 2005

Apr 1, 2005 - Tulum

Ahh back in Tulum where the water is a pale shade of blue and the sand a powdery white. I cannot say I did much here except sit about on my butt alot, read lots of books and swim. If anyone who reads this an thinks of going to Mexico this is the place to come and chill as it os so laid back it is almost hoziontal. The cost of places certainly would not break a holiday budget and the bungalows you can get right on the beach are out of this world.

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Shaney On Tour

Mar 25, 2005 - TULUM

Tuesday, 22nd of March; After breakfast we took the bus to Tulum and checked in to Diamate K. Our bungalow, made of wood with one window facing the sea, and only 10mts from the sea. Wednesday, 23rd of March; Had breakfast by the sea then relaxed by the beach all day long. Took an afternoon stroll to the next hotel where we had a few cocktails then had dinner. Thursday, 24th of March; Went to the Tulum Ruins which we were disappointed of as it was full with tourists and looked like DisneyLand. Took a taxi to Dos Ojos Cenote where we had a...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Tulum

From PDC we got a collectivo to Tulum. A collectivo is basically a small van which just waits in the street until it is full and then makes the trip to wherever it is going. They are fairly common in Mexico and basically is like a cab that you share with other passengers. We arrived in Tulum and checked into a shitty hostel however we rediscovered the BBQ chook for lunch which is always a good experience. From there we went to see the ruins which are right on the beach. These are probably the most beautiful ruins we had seen - not...

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Jan 20, 2005 - Tulum

Wouldn´t you know it? The day I decide to leave Isla Mujeres, the wind drops, the clouds disappear and by the time I hit the road wearing boots and carrying my world on my back it´s heading toeards 30 degrees and the sun is shining so brightly it looks like everything has been Photoshopped. All the same, I don´t feel like turning back. I decided to leave last night and I´m impatient to get going- to Tulum. Tulum is a horrible town, just shops, restaurants etc running for a couple of miles either side the main road. The Weary Travellers is...

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Ruth on the road

Sep 22, 2004 - Return to Tulum

Becky and I woke early and hiked back to the Chichen Itza site to catch a bus to Tulum. The bus ran a little late but no problems. I had learned the previous time that the bus ticket window is in the Chichen Itza gift shop, which does not open until 10am, so I had the foresight to buy our tickets the previous day while we were at the ruins. I get a lot of satisfaction about being able to deal with little problems that arise when traveling, and learning how to avoid them again in the future. We arrived in Tulum and headed back to my...

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Sep 8, 2004 - Cabañas in Tulum

As it turns out, the same day that I got stuck on a second class bus to Piste, my three Italian friends got stuck on one also. So we both learned the same lesson, only travel first class (the ticket price is only a couple of dollars difference if that). When we were at Chichen Itza, Marco checked the bus schedual and found out that a first class bus to Tulum stopped there at 8am. So we got up very early and backpacked the 2 KM to Chichen Itza. The place was closed and the parking lot empty. We were the only souls standing in an empty...

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May 21, 2004 - Tulum, Mexico

We went on an excursion to the Tulum ruins for the day and I'm so glad we did because they are so beautiful. Not quite as spectacular as the Palenque ruins, but I think their setting is more amazing. The remains are right on the edge of the clear blue Caribbean, and surrounded with tall palms. It's like a scene made for a movie. There were also a few iguanas around and I managed to get a few good photos.

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