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Day 1727, Carrillo Puerto – Tulum: Catching Up With the Past

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jul - 11 - 2015

Distance: 95.2 km
Ride time: 5:02:18
Average: 18.9 km/h
Max speed: 28.4 km/h
Total: 37694 km

Knowing that today would be even more desolated than yesterday, I had learned my lesson and downloaded 6 hours of pod casts to my phone. I’m glad I did – only passed a single restaurant the whole day. The landscape is really flat and monotonous out here.

The road might have been monotonous, but I had something to look forward to. I remember visiting the Maya ruins of Tulum in 2008. The ruins are located right at the Caribbean coast on a beautiful beach. I was looking forward to visit the place once again.

As I cycled into Tulum and passed the bus station where I had arrived 7 years ago, I felt I was catching up with the past. I had been trying to imagine what Tulum looked like, but since I have been seeing so many places during the last 7 years, I thought I had forgot most of it. A lot of memories did however come back as I cycled into town; the mental pictures were stored somewhere, they just needed a little help to surface.

Tomorrow morning I’m heading down to the ruins.

Categories: Mexico
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One Response so far.

  1. It’s amazing how the memory works. You return to a place, that you once visited years ago, and then it feels like only yesterday! Ok, maybe last month.