La vida de selva
Trip Start Oct 19, 2010
3Trip End Dec 14, 2010
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We have been living en la selva in Tai´s mamas palapa, freshly built. It is a beautiful building that blends in seamlessly with the jungle. There has been some rain, but that doesn't mean the sun hasn´t been giving us a fare beating. After a 10 minute walk down the Camino blanco we arrive at the pueblo. We have been learning the ways around the pueblo using the little newly learned Spanish to communicate with these friendly people. Lately it has been our only social interaction, besides brief visits from Pierre as he works next door, the jungle wild life, and our two doggy friends Chewy and Machas. Life has been more secluded and we have adjusted to the cycles of the sunrise and sunsets. We have been waking up early morning, rising to a cup of tea only after the morning chores are completed to keep the jungle home clean
We have been exploring the surrounding area and made the journey to the nearest beach which Tai had been telling us about. It is the turtle beach where locals, and volunteers take careful care of the eggs and release them into the ocean, like we saw our on our first beach day. It is not too far of a walk, and as we first arrived we were blown away that that much beauty was so close to us. It was a magical day, as we discovered the fresh cenote 5 minutes from the ocean water after a long day of sun and salt. We felt refreshed and excited after we experienced diving into our first ¨jungle pool¨.
Our week continued with some laundry, visits from tai, preparing the palapa and pop up trailer for her moms return on Tuesday. The pop up trailer will be our new home, so we spent hours cleaning it, and preparing for our new nest. We also spent time with Tai cutting down over bearing trees, and making everything feel so fresh y so clean.
This morning, being a happy Mexican Halloween we made choco chip pancakes (thanks to kmama) in celebration. This year we have decided to dress up as loco jungle chicas which was the easy option considering no costume was really required. We will continue our Halloween celebration with a dip in a Cenote we have not yet conquered, and will feast on fresh tortillas, beans, and guacamole. We hope Halloween is great for everyone at home and we can´t wait to see the pictures you send us.
There is only so much updating the jungle life requires, but through the next few weeks we will try to be more consistent. All of our love, Besos! Xx