Tulum

Today we rented bikes and went to see the Tulum archaeological site. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas. It served as a major port for the city of Cobá. If you ever come to Tulum, Mexico make sure to visit this place and try to get here as early as possible since the Tulum ruins are a popular tourist destination so it gets pretty crowded.
The view is just over the top. If it weren’t for the heat we would have stayed there all day long.

By the way, I know you all probably think that dinosaurs are extinguished. But guess what, here in Tulum there are a lot of mini dinosaurs. Crazy, I know! Someone has to change the history books.

Last day in Tampa

We are now in Tulum, Mexico, but before I share todays pictures I will tell you a little bit about our last day in Tampa, Florida.

I had an amazing time there and I really enjoyed every second of it. It was great to be able to play tennis everyday and I got to improve my game a lot. Our coach Justin was the best and he made it all even more fun. I accidentally happened to hit the ball at him and he said that for every time I hit him I owed him a beer.

I always get sentimental when I have to say goodbye to people and places that I really like. So the last day at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy was a little bit sad for me. I knew I had to say goodbye to Justin and knowing that I wouldn’t be able to train with him any more made me sad. As a goodbye gift we gave him a six-pack Corona and a card to thank him for everything he did for us. I think that made up for all those times I hit the ball at him :) I don’t know what he is doing tonight, but I hope that he at some point will sit down, relax and have a cold Corona beer with lime and think about us, his two favorite students ☺

Justin thought we should visit Clearwater beach before we left Tampa. So after leaving the Tennis Academy we drove there, took a walk around the area, admired the beautiful beach and the nice atmosphere and then went to our hotel so we could rest before our flight to Mexico. Florida I will see you again some day, but goodbye for now.

5 Travel Essentials

Hi there,

Next week I’m heading to New York. It’s going to be a loooooong flight, around 16 hours. So, I’ll make sure to have a few things with me, that will make the flight easier.

1) I got Ellen Degeneres book and I really look forward to reading it,  as I’m sure it will make me laugh a lot. The odds of having a fun flight is high with this book.

2) These Bose noise cancelling headphones are the best thing ever. With these high tech headphones you no longer will be bothered by any noise on the plane. I highly recommend these. They are a little bit pricey but they are worth every penny. I promise you won’t regret buying them especially when you are sitting next to a crying baby on the plane :)

3) Chanel Blush with mirror. No explanation needed.

4) I always have a perfume bottle in my bag and to New York I’m bringing  this one from Jo Malone. It’s fruity and fresh and perfect for the summer.

5) The Caudalie face mist. I got it in Paris and it’s really hydrating and refreshing.

Another thing that I always have in my bag when I travel is gum. I sometimes have problem with my left ear because of the air pressure and chewing gum helps a bit.

Comptoir 102

Today, we discovered a new place called Comptoir 102 which has now become one of our favourite lunch places. It’s a chic café with a cool decor and a lovely atmosphere that makes you feel like you are somewhere in southern Europe. The food is fresh and healthy! So, if you are a health freak you will absolutely love this place!