I've been meaning to add my trip to The Riviera Maya to the tapestree since the end of last summer. I finally filled the spot this weekend.
This trip was my first time traveling outside of the US, and I've never experienced anything like it. Our resort was beyond beautiful.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was our visit to Tulum. I love being able to walk through history, and taking a tour through the ruins was incredible.
Tulum is the site of one of the last Mayan cities. It sits on a bluff on the Caribbean Sea (I took the very top picture while walking along the cliff with the city behind me) and was occupied until the 15th century.
We saw shrines, temples, and homes. Whenever I'm fortunate enough to visit historic sites, or even when I'm deep into researching places online, I love to think about what life would've been like during that time and in that location. Since I live in a city far from a shore, it's hard to imagine living on the sea.
Here is my tiny temple. Other memories from the trip include snorkeling in the underground caves, ziplining through the jungle, and witnessing a ceremony within the Mayan community. Also, eating some of the best food I've had in my life.
I think this weekend's stitching will include filling in some white space and adding a few more bubbles. It's feeling like summer in Pittsburgh, with high temps and mugginess. I'm ready for spring.