Ruins, or, the Last Freakin’ Awesome Honeymoon Stop

23 Feb

Well, it’s possible that I’ve failed miserably at recounting the stories from my honeymoon. I’ve been back for a whole month now and I’m just now getting to the end of the story. What can I say? A lot happened. It was too much joy and excitement to write down immediately. Or, maybe I’m just being a lazy bum. Yeah, that’s more likely.

Anyway, the last stop on our freakin’ awesome honeymoon cruise was to Cozumel, Mexico, or, as I like to call it, holy-freakin-beautifulness of beauty. But, we didn’t actually end up spending much time in Cozumel. Instead, we hopped on a tender for 45 minutes on the rockin’ and rollin’ waves that made just about everyone on board nauseous (oh and also, I had to pee in the middle of the trip and let me tell you – walking to the bathroom on a rockin’ and rollin’ boat is not a fun endeavor). After the tender, we got to ride on a bus for 45 minutes. Really, it was great fun.

After of hour and a half of both land and sea travel, we arrived at our destination. The Mayan Ruins at Tulum. Now, I was impressed when I went to Germany and wandered around a castle that was older than America, but the ruins were even cooler, even more magnificent and made me feel even smaller in this great big world (in a good way). Seeing something that old, that historic was amazing. I love culture (maybe that’s why I’m a sociology major), religion and different life experiences and visiting the Mayan ruins was the perfect treat for my curiosity.

What sucked about the trip is that we didn’t have nearly enough time to explore. See, if you remember, it took an hour and a half to get to the ruins, and then we had two hours at the ruins themselves. Two hours seems like it might be enough time to wander around incredibly interesting and absolutely beautiful ruins, but our tour guide talked for about an hour and half of the two hours. So really, we only got about 20 minutes to wander around the ruins and snap a few pictures and it was not, in any way shape or form, enough time.

Regardless of the lack of time spent at Tulum, what I did see was absolute beauty. Tulum is located on the Yucatán Peninsula directly on the Caribbean Sea. And when I say directly, I mean the Tulum Ruins are on a cliff overlooking the ocean, meaning you can take pictures like this with both the ocean and the ruins in it:

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I want to go back. I HAVE to go back at some point and what’s more, I’d like to visit other ruins although I seriously doubt any of the other ruins are as beautiful as the ruins at Tulum. Sure, some of the other ones are climbable, but the beach, and the ruins and the palm trees and the beauty….I’m not sure it gets any better than that.

And that’s the end of the freakin’ awesome honeymoon tales, although feel free to click here and check out all the pictures we took.

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One Response to “Ruins, or, the Last Freakin’ Awesome Honeymoon Stop”

  1. Khaki Scott February 23, 2008 at 11:47 AM #

    Re: I want to go back! I HAVE to go back…

    Well – come on back… Yucatan chooses her own – no matter where they are in the world… and then, all roads seem to lead back to her… but next time, come to the State of Yucatan and explore the wonders here – including Merida and Chichen Itza (recently voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World).

    Loved your description of Tulum, which is one of Working Gringa’s favorite places. Spend a little time with us on Yucatan Living and start planning that next trip!

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