Travel the Yucatan Peninsula

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Tulum

Of cause you should see my new hometown.
On the blog you find loads of descriptions of Tulum and its cenotes and turtles, do not miss it! Take trips to Akumal, Muyil, xcacel, Tankah and Cobà.

Dance Salsa at el zebra Sunday at 9pm.

Smile to the residents and you will get smiles back 🙂 ask them questions and they will fill you in. Tulum runs on Karma.

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The ruins

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See crocodiles in El puente in Sian Ka’an.

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Public beaches: Punta Piedra, Santa Fe and Paraíso.
If you buy drinks or food you can use the beach in front of hotels as well. Eufemia is etc. a popular place to hang out.

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Explore murals

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Shop souvenirs or dine in El pueblo

Go to the beach at night to watch the stars! They will take your breath away.


Uxmal

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One of my favorite ruin sites. I only met few other tourists.
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Bacalar

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There is a reason this place is called “laguna de 7 colores”. The colors of the water are breathtaking. Unfortunately it rained all days I was there.

Explore the fort to learn about the history of the place. The history of Bacalar included pirates and Maya rebels.
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Chichen Itza

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This is one of the most visited ruin sites. Vendors are appoaching you everywhere, which can be a bit annoying in the long run. It you take your time to talk to them instead of just running away, you will more than likely get some interesting stories. This is also a good place to buy cheep silver.
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Holbox

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Do a tour in lancha! You will see flamingoes, eagles, an ojo de agua, cucarachas del Mar.

I was a bit disapointed to find out that there were trucks and many polluting and noicy golfcars on the so called “carless Island”. I had expected to find a hippie, reegae laid back place with lots of veggies and green juices – maybe it was because I came in the low season.

Eggplant with guacahumus

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for 2 persons:

1 eggplant cut in four lengthwise
1 can of chickpeas
1 avocado
1 tsp Cumin
2 cloves of garlic
Salt
Coriander leaves
1 orange and 1 lime.

Brush the eggplant pieces with olive oil and salt and bake them in the oven for half an hour.

Blend the rest of the ingredients.

Put the blended ingredients on top of the eggplant and enjoy.

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vegetarian options on the yucatan peninsula

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It is not always easy to get your taste buds and nutritional needs fulfilled while travelling. After having eaten out two to three times a day for two weeks I fill sick and tired of eggs and cheese.

I stumbled upon some restaurants with satisfying vegetarian options, so here I will give you a few recommendations 🙂

Tulum (here are lots of options):

Ziggy beach on the beach: try the lasagna!!!

Co con amor across from Chedrauvi on the road to the beach Ya’ax across from the city hall on av. Principal

el vegetariano
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Playa del Carmen : Aldea corazon: the restaurant is located in a cenote with a jungle atmosphere
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Cancun
Veganplanet av. andrés Quintana Roo. Manzana 1. Supermanzana 45.

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La Parilla de Juan: a rooftop restaurant on Av Damero esquina carito.

Bacalar
La playita: try the vegetarian ceviche!
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El canastón. Breakfast tacos made with love

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El Canastón is a small family run taco place.You can taste tacos made from the family’s old recipes as well as vegetarian options. I can recommend huevo y chaya and requeton:-) The orange juice is delicious and the cappuccino is very good.

Join the Tulumenses for a typical breakfast or an early lunch.

Check Facebook for opening hours.

Directions: Av. Satelite sur/ gama y Neptuno (the street with scotia banc).

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