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Vacation, Philosophy

Things learned while in Tulum

by Lia Pas

Tulum — After three months of wearing boots and socks, do not wear flip flops on my first exploration of town. Even if it is raining. Pack antibiotic ointment next time. Leather softens more quickly than blisters heal and the ocean does wonders for healing skin. When I see a butterfly my heart skips a beat with joy. When I see a huge Blue Morpho butterfly my breath stops. Every time. I am so filled with t...

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mexico, Vacation, Food

goth Mayan oyakodon

by Lia Pas

Tulum — When we lived in Japan one of my favorite dishes was oyakodon which loosely translates as “mother and child over rice”. Now in our household any dish with chicken and eggs is referred to as “okyako”. ...

Jungle, Vacation, mexico

There's a jungle out there.

by Lia Pas

Tulum — We left snowy -25C Saskatoon yesterday morning at 7am and arrived in Tulum in the dark. We woke up at 9am in +25C to jungle and breakfast sounds. My body has relaxed so much already no longer needin...

Vacation, Insects, Squashed

A funny thing happened when leaving for the airport.

by Lia Pas

Tulum — Ed pulled our last bottle of water off the shelf and was about to open it when I noticed a huge spider on the side of the bottle. Huge, as in a leg span of 2 inches. Huge for a Canadian to see. Now, ...

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