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Pull up to the bumper in Playa del Carmen

May 2nd 2016
HE SAID... We were leaving Tulum this afternoon and heading northeast to Playa del Carmen. Feeling suitably refreshed from snorkelling with turtles and swimming in a local cenotes (natural sinkhole) after our tour of the bustling Tulum Ruins, we jumped into the minibus and headed to Playa del Carmen, arriving at our hotel (Casa Tucan) at 4pm. We checked in, showered, dropped our ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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10th May 2016

Your song and a touch of the authentic
So now, when you hear, ‘Are You With Me,’ I imagine you may always be transported by to Playa Carmen. I love these aural links. How lovely that you wandered upon the adorable, little church with the voladores and the Aztec dancers--a touch of the authentic in this generic beach party town. Of course, one advantage of such a touristy place is that you foodies found fabulous dishes since there aren't many organic smoothie stands in typical, little fishing villages. Always those trade-offs!
11th May 2016

Re: Your song and a touch of the authentic
Playa is not on our 'must revisit some day' list, but there were some enjoyable aspects to it. Most of the fruit smoothies and juices we've been having at small stalls have been organic - but as in straight from a small farm organic, rather than hipster juice bar organic :)

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