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Tulum: Feverish Nights

Brodie was feeling poorly overnight. By morning he had come down with whatever ailment last manifested itself on the way home from Mauritius. It always seems to swoop in just at the end of a holiday. I left him to try and sleep in and went for a last stroll along Tulum beach. It was […]

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Tulum: Hitting the Cenote

It’s a little odd waking up in the mornings under a tent-like mosquito net.  Though it’s also still novel to wake up to rays of sunshine at 6am.  We’re up early again this morning; skipping breakfast and flagging a taxi outside the resort to take us back to ITour to join our last excursion of […]

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Tulum: Beach Day

Today we have carefully planned to do… nothing. There’s no point staying at a nice beach resort if you’re going to be elsewhere all day. When the sun is up we part our mosquito nets and go searching for breakfast, which is harder to get than we’d bargained for. We sit in the breakfast area […]

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Tulum: Beachward Bound for a Cabana

Our holiday accommodation in Mexico was divided up between the island of Cozumel, Tulum pueblo, and Tulum beach. The idea being to sample a few different experiences without traveling too far. Although we were enjoying staying in ITour, it was time for us to move on and check out the beach resorts along the coast […]

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Tulum Ruins

It could be lingering jetlag, or just the unaccustomed early dawn over here. Whatever the reason, it seems to be impossible for us to sleep past 6am without waking up. We’re then exhausted before 10pm each night. This morning was no exception, and once more we were up and about before the alarm went off […]

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Awesome or Creepy? Towel Origami

Towel origami This was waiting on our bed this morning after room service had passed through… he started with animals earlier in the week. I’m scared about how this would end up if we weren’t moving on tomorrow… Related Posts Tulum: Beach Day Cozumel: Go Slow Chichen Itza: Chicken Hell Tulum: Dolphintastic

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Chichen Itza: Chicken Hell

Our random patches of sunburn were looking worse this morning. Think uncomfortable-looking white and red dappled pandas and you get the idea. Copious amounts of aftersun were applied to try and belatedly make up for our sun transgressions yesterday. The weather outside had changed yet again, and there were blue skies overhead.  Damn.  An overcast […]

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Tulum: Dolphintastic

Our first ever experience of travelling via a ‘colectivo’ in Mexico went surprisingly smoothly. This was our mode of transport to a hotel resort further up the coast where we were due to partake in a dolphin ‘Trainer for a Day’ program. A colectivo is one of the small buses that frequently journey between Playa […]

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Cozumel: Rain, rain go away.

We spend our last morning in Cozumel packing and attempting to clean. With no basic cleaning equipment provided, we have limited success. We don’t even attempt to do anything with the anthill which is still thriving. It’s a little dull outside, but has brightened up by the time I spot our host’s head bobbing around […]

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Cozumel: Sailing the Seas

This morning we set out on what google maps (probably unreliably) claimed was a 4.5 km trek to the meeting point for our sailing excursion. We’re not complete gluttons for punishment, so our first detour was into the supermarket for fresh breakfast donuts. We knew that we would pass the only branch of Starbucks around […]

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