Hello again, and happy 2010! I'm back from Mexico, where I spent 10 glorious days on the beaches of Tulum with Mark, Jess, and our friend Tom. We rented a rustic casita right on the beach (that's it above -- Casita Tortuguita), and enjoyed warm, sunny weather every day we were there. Here are some interesting things I learned while vacationing:
1. Atlantic Ghost crabs love to eat Pringles, particularly the pizza flavor. After dragging one down its burrow, a crab will seal up the entrance from within, presumably so it can spend several days undisturbed on the couch, watching TV.
3. A 'Mayan Sacrifice' is far more pleasant (and delicious) than it sounds.
4. Going grocery shopping is a lot more fun when:
- There are two different songs playing from either end of the store, creating a random mash-up that you can groove down the aisles to.
- Your cart is filled with bottles of margarita mix, limes, and tequila.
- You have 3 of your favorite people to shop with.
- You've had 2 or more cocktails.
5. The Tulum ruins would be more accurately named "Iguana Viewing Platforms."
Our impressive stats:
- Man-hours spent in a hammock: ~216
- Books finished: 12
- Tequila consumed: ~4580 mL
- Songs composed about Mexican speed bumps (aka topes): 2
- Hours spent staring at crab burrows: ~27
- Celebrities spotted: 1
- New friends made: 2
- Hours spent stuck in traffic, stressing out, or rushing to get somewhere: 0
Below are a few more photos from our wonderful trip. Tomorrow I'll be back with my regular outfit posts; I still have several days' worth of photos from before we left, so I have a bit of catching up to do.