The first weekend my mother, Rose and I had together, we decided to drive up to Tulum in Mexico – to see some temples, add another country to their list, and enjoy a little bit of the beach. Our beach-plans were mostly excluded due to the pouring rain (which also made the drive a difficult adventure – but still fun), but in return we got an amazing time dancing under the full moon on Saturday night. Suz was not entirely happy about going for the long ride and she managed to get rid of all the engine oil and the coolant water at once, but we filled her up, gave her a full tank of high quality gas (which in Mexico is super cheap and far cheaper than in Belize) and continued pushing her all the way back to Belize. Driving on the highway in Mexico was pure bliss and I was stepping on it, singing and enjoying until the evening fell, we crossed the border to Belize and the roads got dark and pot-holed again. After keeping my concentration on high alert for several hours it was great to land at home, unpack and unwind after the weekend.
Tulum is an exciting place that I will surely try to visit again, I really enjoyed the vibe, I bought a dream catcher and a beautiful colourful blanket, and we all really enjoyed just walking around in the little town. The Tulum temples by the sea were different from any of the pyramids I had visited before. We also visited Cobá, which was a nice little excursion to other Mayan pyramids. I might be done with Mayan pyramids for some time now, or at least I always think so until I stand on top of them and take in the view and the feeling of seeing the jungle from above. Maybe just a small break and then I’ll get on it again, I still haven’t visited the Altun Ha pyramids here in Belize, and they are literally a short skip away from town.