Tulum   the utmost symbiosis of culture and beach

  

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a glimpse

 

glimpse: TULUM TOURIST | Colombia, 2012: it’s the beginning of my trip. I’m callow, hanging on the lips of an old foreigner in a hostel. He veils himself in suggestive mystery and the more I ask the less he tells. “My story has been told too many times,” he says rather smug than humble. His travel-vanity is glaring but I can’t see it just yet. “What a seasoned traveler” I think. A little later I step off the beaten trail for a long time. Mexico, 2014: 2.5 years into the journey. He doesn’t remember me, but I do. Same man, different hostel. This time he’s chattering away despite my growing disinterest. He goes on about how traveling is too easy now, too crowded, too touristy. That’s why he won’t visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum. I see through him now. “What a jaded, condescending travel-bully” I think. Then I’m off to Tulum, one of my favorite places on earth, and neither the flock of vacationers nor the fact that I’ve traveled beyond touristy facades prior can take away from my marvel.

the sheer size of DF never failed to amaze me

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Mexico City / Same Job, Different Country & Nobody is Getting Kidnapped Today
story lived, yet to be written
Yucatán / Paradise Lost, Paradise Won
story lived, yet to be written
Others: The Many Ways I Fell For You Mexico
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Mexico City / Same Job, Different Country & Nobody is Getting Kidnapped Today

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yet to be written

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Yucatán / Paradise Lost, Paradise Won

story lived

yet to be written

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Others: The Many Ways I Fell For You Mexico

story lived

yet to be written

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photos | landscapes

Americas

nature's wild heart

Raw Patagonian horizons stretching all the way to rough coastlines in Newfoundland with myriad wonders harbored in-between: from azure glaciers, altitude canyons and psychedelic lagoon-waters to ash-spewing volcanoes, jungle greens and soaring falls. see more

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North America

unseen alleys amidst metropolitan fame

mega-avenues channeling into cobblestone twists & back alleys, where displays of art neighbor abandonment  see more

 

 

 

 

 

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