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Tremendous Tulum

More beaches, more ruins and a crazy fun filled day!

As we said at the end of the last entry we left Ambergris and had a fairly long day travelling to Tulum on the Carribean coast of Mexico. Our last border officially crossed!!

We decided to hole up here for a few days as we have done enough moving around for a while and time is getting very short! We´re staying in a cool hippy dippy hostel called the Weary Traveller, which has a big communal area and yummy free breakfasts.

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We were delighted to find a wonderful shower in our room too...

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Anyway spent the first couple of days chilling around town and enjoying the wonderful local beach, which has the most amazing powdery white sand and clear turquoise sea...

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We haven´t been on any official days out in a while so we decided to book in for a day at Xel-ha which is basically like a sort of natural Mexican water park set around a beautiful lagoon full of fishies. We weren´t too sure what to expect, but we had one of the best and busiest days of the trip so far. This is the main lagoon.....

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Not only was it a beautiful place it was also an all inclusive day, once you had paid for your ticket everything was free, all activities, food and drink etc! We took full advantage and did.......

Kayaking...

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Snorkling.....

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Buffet eating....

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Iguana Spotting.....

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Bike Riding....

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Help yourself Corona Beer Drinking.....

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Hammock Swinging.....

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Rope Swinging.....

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Treetop Walking.....

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Cliff jumping....

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More Buffet eating....

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Rope Bridging....

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And more Snorkling.....

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Nb- I would like it to be noted that whilst most of the action pics have rusty in, I Catherine Painter did in fact take part in all of the above activities, and that includes rope swinging into a pool full of fish, and cliff jumping. Must be getting braver in my old age.

The place was amazing, filled with loads of fish of all shapes and sizes and it all nearly went a bit Steve Irwin when we swam across a big old Ray which had scary ghoulish eyes and a really long thin tail!!!!!!! There was a cool river bit where you could float down through the mangroves in ringos and everything! We also got to snorkle right up to the Manatee pen and could see them under the water they are massive and look like a big slug!

As you can imagine we left the park feeling very worn out and full of buffet food and beer! Opted for a lazier day today wandering round the cliff top ruins at Tulum which are in an awesome location but nowhere near as impressive as Tikal or Copan.

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So that´s about it for now. We´re off to Playa Del Carmen tomorrow where we´ve got a hotel booked to take us over the busy easter weekend. Hope you´re all enjoying whatever time you have off for Easter, not long til you will have the joy of hearing all of our stories in person!! Love you all lots, C&R xxx

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PS Rusty wants to know if these sunglasses are too outrageous, comments please...

Posted by russncath 12:45 Archived in Mexico Tagged backpacking

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Too outrageous - never!! You are always the cool dude. Mind you, I am your mother and therefore think you are the bees knees, so don't believe anything I say!
Two weeks, Two Weeks, Hoorayxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by lhaynes

PS. Dad says he can fit you a similar shower when you get a house! xxxx

by lhaynes

Hey guys,

I think this is my favourite blog entry to date!! Mum and I read this together as I'm at home for a couple of days, we were just thinking all the action photos were just of russ so we were pleased to read and see that you also got involved cath!! It looks so amazing and I give the sunglasses a thumbs up and mum wants a pair for the party!! We have spent a fun filled 4 hours in town today and just had a relaxing evening. Looking forward to seeing you very soon. Big hugs and lots of love, Em and Mum.xxxx

by empainter

Loving the fact that Rusty is enjoying the delicious buffet food quite oblivious to the brillant crime against beachwear occuring just behind his right shoulder. I am imagining myself as a ronseal-tanned 60 year old thinking 'What should I wear to the water adventure park today? A thong?.. Yes, I think a thong would be both splendid and befitting of a lady of my years. And canary yellow might be nice, with a mismatched string trianle top. And a baseball cap will top it off nicely.' Thank God it's a back view and she's only doing the buffet and not parascending or something.

Rusty, those bins are marvellous. I have something similar myself. Come back soon, mwah x x

by ruthychev

Thank you for your comments, which made us laugh a lot! Ruth we have a name for these people, we call them the beef jerky dudes!! Ha ha xxx

by russncath

Ha ha!!! What a fun-filled and action-packed day!!! Good work dudes!!! I laughed out loud for most of this entry, particularly after reading Ruth's comment about the thong-wearing OAP.
Keep living it up large! See you in 2 weeks!
Lots of love
Worst xxxxxxxxxx

by worst

P.S. Rusty the sunglasses are quite outrageous but I think you just about get away with them :)

by worst

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