Maria de la Luz Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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WEATHER: hot in Tulum, warm but pleasant in Valladolid.
TOTAL MILEAGE: 70.6 miles
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I woke up early and took a walk on the beach. I found no shells to collect-- the beach is very rocky-- but it was fun to look and very relaxing to be along the water. I woke Charlie up, got some overpriced coffee ($20/cup) …
... I see the chain of events that lead me here. At my second deep meditation retreat I was asked to help out with a one week retreat. Being a meditation instructor is something I love so I agreed. The retreat got canceled but the group was building a COB meditation hall at their eco village so I offered to help and get my hands dirty. Something I missed not being on the farm is working with my hands. While there I was asking about people doing ecological restoration and ...
... managed to poison their own water sources with the bodies of the special noble children born during the five days in august! All the cenotes in the area are linked by underground rivers, so they didn't stand a chance. The worst part was that as everybody got sick, they assumed the gods were angry so kept sacrificing more people and throwing them into the water!
The next stage of our day was swimming in a cenote. This cenote is owned by a group of bout ...
... bus to Valladolid (the only bus of the day). I slept for most of the bus ride, until James woke me up wondering where we were. The buses in mexico are pretty nice and almost always on time, but they never tell you which stop is which so you are left completely in the dark. I had a word with the driver using my non-existent Spanish and came back more confused than I was before. Luckily it turned out we hadn't missed our stop and made it to Valladolid ...
... have a hand pump at the well and fill 5 gallon pails of water by hand and carry it to the palapa to wash dishes, to the bathroom to flush the toilet and to the shower to wash. We all have good muscles from filling and carrying multiple buckets each day. One of the yoga instructors is impressed "a week of hauling water gives better biceps than months of chatarunga". A warm shower is a delight in our trips into Merida in the hotel. At the centre we ...