🌎 #Tulum , #Yucatan , México 🇲🇽
Another beauty located in the #Yucatán peninsula of Mexico. As if #Cancun , #PlayadelCarmen , #ChichenItza and #lascoloradas (a pink lake you can float in and possibility of enjoying a #Mayan mud bath - check out past posts) add the #Cenotes to the reasons why you should book a flight to Mexico ASAP.
Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches aroundCancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods. At these hidden locations, you can swim in crisp mineral-rich waters in magical caves or under a jungle-framed sky and feel lost in another time.
Cenotes (around 10 in our bucketlist) are natural swimming holes formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock, which has revealed a secret subterranean world of groundwater pools. Most cave cenotes have fresh water that has been meticulously filtered by the earth, making them so clear and pure that you can see straight through to small fish frolicking in the plant life below. Open-air cenotes also have clear water, and often are home to vitamin- and mineral-rich algae that nourish and protect your skin. Underwater photographers will be thrilled with the clear waters, which allow for aquatic-playground shots in high-definition clarity.
The Mayans revered cenotes because they were a water source in dry times; the name cenote means 'sacred well'. Mayans settled villages around these spiritual wells and believed that they were a portal to speak with the gods. Today you can still see why cenotes held the Mayans in awe. Swimming in the pristine waters feels like stepping into prehistory, where giant tropical trees and vines form wild cathedral walls leading up to shafts of sunlight
밤에 특히 자신의 존재가 도드라지게 느껴지는 이유 중 하나는 낮보다 공평한 불빛을 들고 있기 때문일지도 모른다
유리에 담긴 화광들의 간극은 땅 위 귀천의 간극보다 훨씬 좁다 사람의 눈을 멀게 하지 않는 빛의 범위가 아주 좁기 때문인데 덕분에 불빛들은 비슷하게 중요하다
낮 동안 배경 같았던 사람들도 밤에는 지평선 위 하나의 별이 된다 그리고는 앓듯이 잠들 것이다
이륙이 본격적으로 시작되면 온 도시가 질식하는 기분이 든다 안전벨트에 묶인 채로 나는 나와 함께 죽어가는 도시를 내려다본다 저렇게 많은 불빛 하나하나가 사람의 숨이라는 생각이 들면 정신이 아득해진다 나는 매번 비행기가 추락한다면 얼마나 많은 불빛들이 꺼지게 될 것인가를 상상한다
하지만 내가 밤비행을 사랑한 것은 같은 짐을 진 사람들이 별의 수만큼 있다는 것을 알려주었기 때문이었다 여행 중에 깨우친 새로운 진리와 감정의 가공은 너무나 당연하게도, 언제나 주인인 여행자의 몫이다
나는 그 몫의 일부를 이곳에 적는다
The Camino de Santiago: Day 47
The Camino Portugues (backwards)
Distance walked: 12.4 miles/ 20 kms
Total so far: 622.1 miles/1003.4 kms
Cool. I passed the 1000 km mark today. I also tested my rain gear quite thoroughly. It rained heavier and for longer than any other day since I began back in France. I guess I can say for the record there is no bad weather, only bad clothing and gear. Fortunately it was a comfortable 60F/15.6C all afternoon which helped.
I saw even fewer people walking the other direction today and I guess I can expect that to continue. I think I’m the only one going backwards. I arrived in Redondela and here is the first opportunity to “split” from the main Camino Portugues. The problem is finding accommodation at this time of year to walk down the Spanish coast to the Portugal border. So while I’m waiting for restaurants to staff their kitchens later this evening, I need to do research for the first time this entire Camino to see: 1.) if there are places to stay and 2.) if they are affordable. I’m sure I will lose my €6 per night albergues until I reconnect with the traditional route. Time to put google to work... #nofilter#caminoportugues#backwards#caminodesantiago#spain#thesimplelife#travelphoto#travelphotography#travelpics#traveling#travels#traveladdict#justgotravel#traveltheworld#globetrotter#wanderlust#liveyouradventure#backpacking#iphone5
A simple cotton tee with jeans, my everyday look when travelling! This was also before my rucksack was ruined by a volcano hike 👏 Fell in love with this area of Vancouver, a lovely city so close to the wilderness. There are lots of posts from our time there up on the blog 📷❤