Sunday 13th – Tuesday 15th April 2014
After saying goodbye to Lance, our generous and wonderful host, Case and I hotfooted it onto the bus to Belize’s northern border. It took us a while to fill out all the forms and get all the right stamps, but eventually we were set free to wander the Mexican wonderland that is Mexico.
What was great was the TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE that night (April 14/15, 2014). The sky was crystal clear, it was warm and the bar was open. Casey and I stayed up late, filming it with our cameras, taking pics and generally enjoying the show.
We banged on some pots and pans and successfully scared the moon-eating dragon away.
The next morning we had to be up with the lark (a lazy lark) in order to get over to Tulum Ruins before the crowds arrived. We didn’t do such a stirling job of that, but what we did find was that most of the Mexican families headed straight for the bit of private beach that lies beneath the ancient acropolis – so we had the ruins pretty much to ourselves. Well, us and the insane number of iguanas standing guard over the old town.
Mayan Site #3: Tulum
After a long hot day with no water (seriously Tulum GET A CONCESSION STAND) we headed back to the town to pick up our bags. It was time for the next stage of our Ruta Maya: Coba.