Hi guys! I have been busier here than I thought, which results in delaying my Mexico post. My apologies! We have been planning out our days full with cool undertakings, which leaves me totally exhausted by the end of the day (21.00 that is). We have captured the moments though, so stay in touch here on the blog ;)
Today, I will show you the OOTD first and then you can read about my second day adventure plus some pictures that we have taken to support my story. It was quite an interesting day with exiting new experiences.
Another day in Paradise! Mexico has so much to offer; I think I need more weeks to see and to do everything that I want. Staying at an all-inclusive resort is one thing, but booking all the (overpriced) excursion package deals is not something that we do. For one thing, we are saving a lot of money doing it on our own, but most of all we like the challenge, the adventure of experiencing things the local way.
That is exactly what we did on the second day. We heard some rumors that we could take a local van at the second street between the 15th and 20th avenida to Tulum that would save us a lot of money. Challenge accepted! With no regrets! The van stops a lot of times, picking up locals along the way to Tulum (takes about 1 hours). At Tulum we had to buy a ticket of 59 pesos for the Maya temple entrance without a guide.
Booking a trip to Tulum (transport + guide) would cost 805 pesos and doing it our way it was only 149 pesos! We have saved 666 pesos here per person! Whoop whoop!!
Tulum was great to walk around. The Mayas have left quite a heritage of incredible temples with great mysterious histories behind them. The temples are built at the most amazing places with a well thought out architecture. This one in Tulum is located perfectly on a cliff with stunning scenery over the sea. And above that, it has the most perfect white beach with the brightest azure colour sea I have ever seen. Definitely a must-see if you are staying in Playa del Carmen!
Furthermore, we were determined to try out some local cuisine, other than the all-inclusive food from the hotel (which is pretty good as well!). We were walking in the less touristy area at Playa del Carmen and just walked into a little low key restaurant where we saw a few local people having their lunch. That is our norm to qualify restaurants to eat in. I mean, if even the locals are eating there, it must be good, right?! They didn’t even have an English menu for us!
What a luck we had again! It turned out to be -by far- the best enchilada and fajita I have ever had with some delicious Jamaican drink for only 90 pesos (around €5,50) in total!
As you can read, we had a super fun adventure to look back on. I am so unbelievably happy to be here to experience all what Mexico has to offer. On to the next adventure ;) Stay tuned!!! X