No sun, no tourists and no rules!

Jake’s iPhone alarm went off at 6:00AM – 30 minutes later we are at the only place in the town of Tulum open at this hour: a 7-11.  After picking up breakfast consisting of chocolate chip cookies, doughnuts, a sprit and a coffee, we were off to Coba, our next set or ruins to explore.  We had mixed reports on when it opened – but determined not to be late – We arrived an hour before the gate opened.  After a short recon mission we found a promising path in the woods that would get us around the gate… the path let us though the woods past a few unrestored ruins (AKA big hills of rocks and trees) and ended up eventually dumping us into the ball courts of the Cuba ruins, BINGO!  We had the place all to ourselves for about an hour before getting on the front of a bike for faster tour of the grounds.  The only way to see the ruins of Mexico is very early in the morning or very late in the day – No sun, no tourists and no rules!

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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