Bumming on the beach, and Tulum: December 13-14
- When I am lying on my back on the sand and look up, the palm trees are upside down.
- There is a bar called OM (the Sanskrit is correct) - which I thought was very funny, as Hindus and Buddhists don't really drink.
- Inside the "100% Natural" restaurant (it's a chain in Mexico, actually), they have a waterfall cascading over fruits and vegetables. These are not ornamental. From time to time, one of the staff plucks some fruit to be used in a smoothie.
- Panoramic view of the ruins at Tulum (about an hour south of where I was staying. I got there via Mexican public transit, which is a guy driving a van and picking up and dropping off people along the main drag. It cost me about $3 to get down to Tulum.)
- An excellently preserved sharp outline of a man (or a god?)
- A first glimpse of the incomparable beach at Tulum.
- I think this was off to one side.
- A crumbling temple.
- The steep steps of the main temple.
- More perspective on the main temple.
- The Tulum complex is perched right along the shore.
- The view down to the ocean from just in back of the main temple.
- People swim in the little cove, under the watchful eye of some part of the ruins.
- The beach at Tulum.
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- It was a great place to hang for a while.
- I bought this "Mayan" blanket from a stall near Tulum. I liked the colors and the patterns.
- A closeup of the guy.
- And a closeup of the border pattern.
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