Tulum, Mexico

 

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Beach at the Tulum Ruins

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa
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ย The Ruins are on the a cliff just feet from the beach. Its an absolutely beautiful place, the water is clear and blue and the sand is so white. Getting to theย archaeological site is easy on ADO bus or a taxi collective. Taxi collective from Playa Del Carmen costs only 40 pesos -3 US- (bus is 38) which is very cheap and much more affordable than a tour which costs 150 US dollars. When you get off the bus there are a ton of people who try to get you to buy extra tours which is a tourist trap so be careful. Other wise the entrance fee is 60 pesos -4.5 US- to get see the awesome ruins and beautiful beaches.

 

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ -Izzy

Life as I knew it

Up until a couple weeks ago I would be considered your average teenager. Stressed about school and the upcoming finals week, hanging out with my friends on the daily, and constantly coming up with creative new ways to procrastinate on doing my homework . You know the drill. Then my family has the wild idea to backpack around the world. This was quite a dramatic life change as after living in Colorado for almost eight years I had just began to think I had found my place. I had great friends, I was doing well in school, and I actually could see my life following a very similar path to most people in today’s world. High school, college, work, retirement, and then eventually my inevitable death. Realization that my passion for traveling and photography would never be used in the usual nine to five workplace came later. So I agreed. My life is now a constant adventure, far from the societal norm.ย Do I have any idea where I will be five years from know? No, but that’s part of the fun.