Here Ryan doctors me. Yes, he did have an entire first aid kit with him. That's my husband...
Monday, November 28, 2011
As mentioned previously, the third day of our trip to Playa del Carmen we spent on a Tulum Extreme Adventure tour. Basically, it was a tour of the Mayan ruins in Tulum but also we got to rappel, zip line, and cave snorkel. We had to be up bright and early as the ruins are about an hour from Playa. First we headed to the "adventure" portion of the tour. We drove way back into the jungle near Tulum and were shown a cenote and a chicle tree. A cenote is basically an underground sink hole (kind of like a cave) with fresh water inside. A chicle tree is what most chewing gum used to be made out of (hence the name - Chiclets). Here Ryan is standing in front of a chicle tree that had been tapped in the past as you can see all the diagonal gashes on the trees. Gum would seep from those gashes and would be collected in small bags.