Day Tripping to Tulum!

While staying in Cancun, my friend Elsa and I both knew that we really wanted to visit Tulum. I had built it up in my mind to be this really cool hippy town with an untouched beach and ruins that overlooked it. So we rented an adorable tiny car, packed up a backpack with water and bug spray, and off we went in search of some more ruins and beach time. What we got was pretty great, but it wasn’t exactly what I expected.

Although I really loved the ruins, they weren’t right in town, and getting to them was quite a walk from the parking lot, especially with the heat and humidity. Once we did get there though, I do see why they’re so popular. We had visited Chichen Itza just a few days prior, but I think these ruins were actually much more my style. You could still totally see that this used to be a town, as the grounds here were much smaller and more manageable. Two girls in front of Mayan ruins Continue reading

Visiting Chichen Itza with Experiencias Xcaret

Ancient civilizations aren’t usually my thing (I’m much more of a modern history kinda girl), but when given the opportunity to visit Chichen Itza while in Mexico, I couldn’t pass it up. Plus my mum is a 7th grade teacher, and so she covers Mayan civilizations in her social studies class each year, and from hearing her talk about it, I knew it would be worth the visit. How right we were!

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