posted by Mandy
05.01.2011 - 09.01.2011
Week 1 started off without a hitch! We safely made it to Tulum and had a fantastic time. Our journey from San Francisco to Cozumel was not as bad as we predicted. The 6 hour layover in Dallas was quick and painless, thanks to our friend Nick who provided some comic relief. We spent one night on the beautiful island of Cozumel and then took a short ferry ride to Playa del Carmen, where we caught a bus to Tulum. The buses are nicer than expected~ clean, air conditioned and cheap! We were beginning to feel confident when Kevin almost got decapitated by the bus driver... don't worry~ not as bad as it sounds. He was getting our luggage out of the bus when the driver started pulling away and closing the luggage door on him. Luckily with my high pitched shriek, we were able to get the driver's attention and he stopped. Anyway~ lots of fun in Tulum! It's a laid back backpacker sort of town. We stayed at a great hostel across from the ruins. Our 3 days there consisted of beach time, ruins, cenotes, ceviche and tacos. It was a perfect way to kick things off! We really enjoyed experiencing Tulum with Nick as well.