Playa del Carmen

I’m in Playa del Carmen… which is… err… touristy… as hell… but the beach is unbelievable… and that kinda makes up for some of it… It was cloudy all day today so the beach was a no go… and if there’s no sun tomorrow I’m gonna skip town… ’cause there’s really nothing here for me if there’s no beach… I’m planning on coming as close to black as I possibly can before I get home… there’s a picture below to show my progress…

I also included some pictures from the little Maya ruins at Tulum… it took me like a half hour of waiting to get a picture with no annoying tourists in it… but the results are beautiful.. as you can see… there’s also a picture of an iguana who scared the crap out of me while sitting on a rock waiting for the tourist herd to clear… he just wanted some garbage that some ass had left on the rocks… people have no respect, I tell ya..

Finally, I’ve included a pic of the view from the hostel roof lounge/kitchen area… it’s better if you stand up but I was too lazy 😉

¡Viva Mexico!

Twelve hours of a combination of boats, buses, and waiting… with one border crossing in between… has brought me into Mexico… a bit of a shock after being in Central America for almost three months… the towns here could almost be in the States somewhere… shopping malls, McDonald’s drive-thrus and whatnot… pretty creepy…

I’m in the town of Tulum… which is about 2 hours south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast. Tomorrow I’ll be visiting the Mayan ruins which are on a cliff at the shore… it’s supposed to be really pretty… then in the afternoon I’m hopping another bus to go an hour north to Playa del Carmen, another coastal resort city… but much less crazy than Cancun… and it has a couple really nice hostels… so I’m going to hang out there for a few days and get some more sun…

Hope all is well!