Author: phylonthego

TULUM – THE MAGIC of TULUM.

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN TULUM, MEXICO Tulum has a long and interesting history as suggested by the breathtaking nearby Mayan ruins, dating back to the 13th Century.  But skip ahead a few centuries from the Age of the Mayans and find yourself in the 1980s — more recent history. Backpackers came across this […]

THE MIRACLE OF NATURE AS SPRING COMES TO MARIN COUNTY.

THE MIRACLE OF NATURE AS SPRING COMES TO MARIN COUNTY.

This post is about finding an excuse to show some of the beautiful flowers that grow here in the spring. These were all flowers that were photographed growing on the side of the road, in shopping centers and gas stations and I never had to be invasive or get anyone’s permission to photograph. Nothing in […]

Emilia, Tulum Pueblo, on the Riviera Maya.

Emilia, Tulum Pueblo, on the Riviera Maya.

Pausing for a cup of coffee at Emilio, on Avenida Tulum, in the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is anchored by Cancun in the North and Tulum in the south; the drive of seventy miles takes about one and half-hours. It is an easy drive along the well maintained Federal Highway 307, with a dense […]

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part II

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part II

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean” Part 2. THE NEW GATED COMMUNITIES I made my accommodation reservation through Air BnB and wanted to be in the old town ……. I did not know I was headed to a new house in a new gated community! I had no idea this new community existed and did […]

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part III

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part III

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean”. Part 3. THE PUEBLO One does not read about the Pueblo at Puerto Morelos in the guidebooks — it is totally overlooked. This is where local families live: it is Mexico undiluted with tourists.  Most people living here are employed locally: in construction, in the hospitality industry or as […]

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part I

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Part I

PUERTO MORELOS,“The Jewel  of The Caribbean” Part  1. I am in love, Yes, I know you cannot wait to know who the object of my affection is — wait no longer.  It is not a person, it is a town called Puerto Morelos on the Riviera Maya.  A short twenty-minute drive heading south from Cancun […]

Giving Love a Chance.

On the wild, wild, web… Are real people writing this “stuff”?  Is it one big joke or are they serious? Everyone seems to be doing it. Well, not everyone, I hope. Although with the anonymity of the internet, many people are dabbling who probably should not be doing so. I am referring to online dating, […]

Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

Gotcha!! — The Historic Town of Quito, Ecuador

I could not wait to visit Quito, having read about the Historic Old Town with its colorful restored buildings… … and beautiful, almost medieval churches. In doing my research, there was mention that petty crime was rampant, because of the number of foreign tourists visiting the neighborhood who were proving to be good revenue for […]

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

The Magic of Tulum on the Mexican Caribbean

Could this be Paradise? The Tulum landscape is a jungle of dense tropical foliage, a blend of many greens: tangled hanging vines, twisted mangrove tree branches, more exotic palm trees than it is possible to imagine. All this verdure is juxtaposed against a blue sky that drops into the aquamarine ocean with rows of gentle […]