Coba Ruins

Here's another photo diary of mine from my trip to Mexico. The photos above were taken from Coba where the ruins are. Marvelous architecture and lush greeneries were highly evident in this area. It was so refreshing to see all the creations of the Mayans and I've admired them even more as they are all talented and skillful. This whole trip showed me the marvelous houses, temples and etc. and I am amazed how they made use of what they have in building these wonders.

I refuse to climb the ruins since I felt guilty stepping on the wonderful creation. I feel like I wanna preserve its beauty by not stepping on the stairs. I've seen a lot of people climbing and I just wasn't feeling it. I took pictures, was living in the moment and headed to the entrance then a sudden torrential downpour occurred. Extremely thankful I didn't get crazy wet with the heavy rain. I was browsing through their souvenir shops which served as my shelter.

It was an amazing tour and definitely got to see another Mayan wonder. Being in Mexico was just nostalgic. I remember seeing these places only in our history books but now, I was able to see them in person. Never thought I would be able to go to these places and explore. This is indeed one for the books.
Km. 47, Carretera Federal Tulum 307, 77793 Cobá, Q.R., Mexico

All Day Off Duty

T-shirt and shorts combination is always a good idea. Throw on your favorite espadrilles to complete the whole summer look. How fitting is the saying on my shirt though? All day off duty. Wishing this was always the case or every day is a vacation day. 

2. Celine Tilda sunglasses
4. Asos swim shorts

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cenotes Casa Tortuga

On the fifth day of my Mexico trip, Cenotes Casa Tortuga was first on the line of the tour that I booked. The place has a couple of cenotes to visit. We had an awesome tour guide and also was gracious enough to take us through the woods and discover each beautiful cenotes. I recommend bringing a mosquito repellent with you as the mosquitoes are rampant throughout the journey. I didn't bring one with me but I sprayed before I left for the tour and the mosquitoes are still coming to me which was annoying. I literally thought I'm gonna get the virus after the trip but I was absolutely fine. Just a heads up, bring insect repellant with you!

Every cenote is beautiful and unique of its own. My tour guide and the members of my group were adventurous enough to go swim in each cenote and I was feeling guilty with all the repellent that I have on my body so I decided not to take a dip. The chemicals in the repellent brings harm to the waters. I wish tourists are aware of this though. So I decided to not swim, I just took pictures and enjoyed the scenery. 

The clear waters of the cenotes is just so beautiful to look at. I heard the waters were very cold despite the hot summer temperature. It was indeed a wonderful experience and this is one of the highlights of my Mexico trip. If you guys ever decided to visit the Cenotes of Casa Tortuga, make sure to take lots of pictures and then live life to the fullest! Enjoy swimming and thank God for everything. I miss you Tulum!

Carretera Cancún -Tulum Km. 239, Ejidal, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Gran Cenote and Playa del Carmen

From the wonderful sunny weather to the cool Listerine waters, you are surely in for a treat when visiting Tulum, Mexico. There are so many places to see when in Tulum. It was actually one of the travelers during my trip to Chichen Itza who recommended Gran Cenote. I was convinced by her words describing how amazing it was out there and told me that I can take a cab if I wanna go there. I told myself to give it a try and I did not check Google about the place to surprise myself. When I went there, it was pretty early so there was no crowd. Gran Cenote is indeed a magical place. I wish my photo diary would provide justice but it was just so magical out there. The waters were clear and cold. I took photos for a bit and decided to take a quick dip and enjoy the cenote. You can even see little turtles swimming. I am so glad I went there. I would also recommend bringing your own towel if you don't want to spend on towel rentals. They also have lockers available for rent as well. Nevertheless, I am a hundred percent sure you will enjoy Gran Cenote as much as I did.

Later in the afternoon, I took a cab and head down to Playa del Carmen as recommended by my workmate. Playa del Carmen has more of a city vibe. I did most of my souvenir shopping there since there are lots of stalls and shops available and the prices were reasonable too. If you like the city life and still wanna enjoy the beach, Playa del Carmen might be your type. I'm still drawn to the peaceful Tulum. I enjoyed a churro while walking around the city, got lost but still made my way back where the cab driver dropped me off. It was indeed an adventure. I miss Tulum so bad, I wanna go back!
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Gucci Gang

I've been eyeing for quite some time on this Gucci x Coco Capitan shirt but when I tried to purchase it before, they didn't have my size. Luckily, I got an email that my size got restocked and BAM! Purchased it right away and brought it with me to Mexico. The shirt is a little oversized so I styled it by inserting it into my left pocket or you can also tie a knot. I paired it with a green swim shorts so if you wanna go for a swim, just take off your shirt and then you are good to go. Convenient right?

You guys have to check Coco Capitan on Instagram, her feed is so cool!

5. Converse Chuck Taylor

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico