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Old 12-09-2008, 11:47 PM   #390
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Tul˙m



Nir and I met up with Scott and Yael in Tul˙m, a cute town at one end of the "Riviera Maya" coast of Quintana Roo. The town itself is situated inland, but the beach is a short cab ride away. The water is crystal-clear blue and the sand is bone-white. There was also a lot of wind and rain, so we eschewed diving in the ocean.




Yael's photo

Tul˙m also has a Mayan ruin right on the beach. The architecture is not spectacular by Mayan standards but you can't beat the location. If I were a Mayan emperor, *this* is where I would want to be.



We hung out on the beach:


Yael's photo

We ate weird local fruit:



We made more Israeli friends:



We made dinner:



...and what I mean by "we" is "Scott":



Yummy. Not pictured: More ceviche than a whole hostel could eat



Since diving in the ocean wasn't an option, we went diving in a cenote. Cenote water is filtered through the limestone of the peninsula... the visibility was staggering. It's like hanging in midair in the middle of a giant underground cavern. Flashlights barely throw a dust trail. Sadly, my camera isn't *that* waterproof.







After four days, we moved on:


Yael's photo


Yael's photo

This is where Yael pointed out to me that my camera was set to -2.0 exposure bias... and apparently it has been f'd up since Guanajuato. I hadn't looked very closely at the pictures after downloading them, but now I realize that most of my pictures are far too dark. Sad. Beware handing your camera to drunken friends!
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