Poco a poco se va lejos

Trip Start Oct 19, 2010
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Trip End Dec 14, 2010


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Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hola!
Sorry it's been so long since our last update but we get a little lost in the jungle sometimes.Now that the palapa is restored to it's rightful owner, it holds a true sense of comfort and home. Ishan bai is kind enough to share her kitchen and bano with us, and has shown us so much about living the simple life so contently. We've already aquired some new delicious recipes to bring back home and have exchanged many stories about India, travel, and what we've learned along the way. It's been one week living in our cozy camper, and it didn't take long for it to become our perfect nest. We have a giant king size bed with lots of blankies, which have been comforting because the Mexican winter is chillier than we expected. We actually wore jeans and sweatshirts the past few days, so don't feel too bad! Except we have still been able to go to the sunny beaches, a little wind is actually welcome.  We figured out the bus system from our little village, and it proved to be incredibly easy. Which was encouraging to get up and out and on with our exploring. We made a couple of trips to Tulum this past week, where we discovered some of the most beautiful beaches yet and some of the most delicious ice cream cones. The town is a quirky mixture of hipppy backpackers and the typical tourist, with a plethora of italian and french restruants. The brief ten minute drive to Tulum was a happy surprise as we plan to go again for the ruins and more beach adventures. Our days have been a well balanced mixture of jungle maintenance, beach picnics, and time spent with Tai and Pierre in bustling Playa del Carmen. On the weekends we've been spending a night at the condo, passing the time with good food, great company, and lively music. Our nights in Puerto always come at the perfect time, after a jungly week. We have learned the importance of headlamps after dark, after Elaynna had a non concentual cave diving experience. Walking to the Palapa without a light has proven to be very dangerous indeed. I, Rozzi found her halfway in the ground, after a meek call for help. She had thought she was following the path when suddenly there was no earth beneath her and on her way down she got smashed by the sharp Mayan rock. These little caves are all over the jungle, well by little i mean the mouth of the cave, because really about 3 meters down there is a vast expanse of tunnels and water ways underneath the whole of the yucantan. Basically we are walking with water constanly rushing beneath us. This explains the added emotional dimension of this ancient place. Elaynna's completly healed with help from the salt water, although the same cannot be said about her silver haviana which is forever lost in the underground world. La vida de selva has forever dug itself into our hearts, and we have been touched by the gentle kindness of the Mayans. Even a morning spent clearing some of the small jungle plants provides an amazing insight into the rich and fasinating history of this land. It is a powerful and indescribable feeling when you learn that you are breathing the same air as a Jaguar, whos home is a mere 5 minute walk from us. We are amazed at how quickly the time is passing, and recently learned that our camper home is only available for another two weeks. Although we have been throughly enjoying our eight o'clock bedtime,it is not to be said we are not excited for expanding our mexican horizans. The balance of living in such different places is creating an enriching and wide ranged experience.  
We are filled with love for everyone back home and hope you all are feeling the joy of simple living as well.
We'll try and capture as much sunshine as we can to bring back home.
Te amo. Xx

P.s. We will post pictures as soon as possible!:)
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