Tulum! (Mexico 2021)

Update on our life, We made it to Tulum and are settling into Mexico life little by little! We rode bikes to a cenote, at which I got SUPER sunburnt. Who know a place that didn't allow sunscreen would be such a dangerous first stop. :surprised-pikachu:

Photo of Randi at a swinging over a Cenote while still being in the water.

My favorite part of Tulum was these ancient cities. We walked around an ancient Mayan city known as Coba that was created around first settled between 50BC and 100AD. The people who created it were pretty interesting. They were really good at stars, mapping, and sacrificing people, but the part that was most impressive to me was their base 20 numbering system and independently coming up with the concept of zero. (instead of null or nil which is more common in ancient accounting)

Ball court with a hoop on one side.

We got to walk through the court where the Maya ballgame was played. If in understand the rules correctly its a bit like soccer and basketball. The steep pitch made me think that there might have been a few more rolled ankles then modern sports.

We were lucky that our first stop was right next to an exersize park so we were able to run and to some body weight exersizes on a sports field and stadum stairs. Getting an exercise routine put together in 90% humidity required me getting up a little more early then I would have guessed!

Highlights from Randi: a) first airport lounge experience (#8amProseccosEsBueno) b) ordered pollo asada completamente en español, c) The El Panal co-working space was a lifesaver, d) morning workouts at the park (though bug spray is my new daily lotion).

Us at the Ancient Maya city Coba, pronounced cō-bǝ

(Featured photo is of us at the Ancient Maya city Coba, pronounced cō-bǝ)

Lisbon, Lagos, and Portimao…We’re in Portugal

Lisbon, Lagos, and Portimao…We’re in Portugal

Tyler and I are finishing up a delightful 2-ish weeks in Portugal. If you’re interested in our high- (and low-) lights, continue reading.

Malta Month of MERRY-ment - Part II

Malta Month of MERRY-ment - Part II

As our month in Malta comes to a close, we reflect on the things we learned and enjoyed about this historic island in the Mediterranean.

Travel, Save, and be Merry