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Bird Tulum

We just got back from watching the US v. Portugal game in el centro. It’s a nice, flat bike ride on the side of the highway into Tulum pueblo, and there’s also a paved path to the beach. We’re enjoying cruising around and checking out the sights, while darting across the highway on our beach cruisers like everyone else does. And eating tacos el pastor. Oh, how we’ve missed them.

Our favorite part of the beach so far is Playa Las Palmas. It’s on the north end, just before Playa Paraiso, and there’s a little restaurant and a few trees for shade. There are a bunch of roped off areas along the beach that a guy told us mark where the turtles lay their eggs.

While it’s hot here, it’s surprisingly not too bothersome. Maybe we’re used to it from Costa Rica. However, while we barely used the A/C in Costa Rica, we have to use it here. The casita gets a lot of direct sun and the fans aren’t strong enough. Holly is very happy with the A/C situation.

These little yellow-bellied birds (pictured above) are all around, and it’s fun to see their colors darting around. Here’s a shot of where our neighborhood borders the jungle.


Jungle Tulum


This is a boring blog post, really. We’re still getting our bearings and figuring out what we want to do while we’re here. If you have any suggestions, send them over!



  1. Hi, Tamara from Pride Weekend in SF! Trust me–you do not miss the traffic and nudies in the Castro! ;-)

    I love your blog! Your pictures and stories are rich and well written. I feel like I’ve been with you, Chris and Holly on your wonderful journey!

    Thanks so much for sharing as your “Leap Year” is truly inspirational!

    xxoo Sindy Craig

    • So good to hear from you, Sindy! Thanks for the kind words. And it’s true, it has been a while since we’ve seen any nudies! :) Miss you and say hi to the folks at TSFF. Hope all is well! xo, T

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