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Maya Rustige
5 years ago 0
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Like so many other Europeans, Maja Rustige fell victim to Tulum’s natural allure. Camping on the beach there 30 years ago, she had no idea she would return to raise her family in paradise. You see, Maja is from Stuttgart, Germany from a long line of precision high performance motor part producers. Today, Maja is […]

X'tabai
5 years, 2 months ago 0
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You find yourself wandering late at night away from your hotel, your iPhone disconnected from the internet, when you see a woman seductively bearing her breasts, brushing her long, dark hair.  She never says a word, only beckoning you to follow her deeper into the forest. You do so in a drunken stupor until you […]

Daniel Vallejo McGettigan
5 years, 3 months ago 0
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Dan arrived to Tulum, meaning “Walled City,” on a single dirt road from Cancun in the 1980’s for his honeymoon when the small fishing village had less than 600 inhabitants. There was no running water, no electricity, very few Mexicans much less foreigners, and miles of empty beaches. He saw what would be his future […]

Sian Macondo
5 years, 3 months ago 0
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Eighteen year-old Sian Macondo is a professional kite surfer and Tulum native. He has spent most of his life monitoring the wind and water in hopes of the ideal forecast to enjoy his sport and passion. Cutting across waves and catapulting his robust frame through the air is where Macondo is at home – free. […]

El Pirata
5 years, 3 months ago 1
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El Pirata toured us through Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the largest of its kind in the Mexican Caribbean. He is a true warrior of the Pacha Mama, Mother Earth.  As we glided through the ancient Mayan passage ways in between the mangroves, he explained the connection between the ocean, mangroves, and fresh water […]

Carmelo the Lobster Hunter
5 years, 3 months ago 0
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We ventured to the small village of Punta Allen on a narrow dirt road two hours south of Tulum to investigate the fragile relationship between lobster hunting and the changing environment.  Carmelo, our captain, shared his 30+ years of fishing experience by taking us out on a day trip to hunt for lobster, barracuda, and […]