A ten minute taxi drive from the Tulum Hotel Zone is the Mexican city of Tulum.

Whereas the Tulum Hotel Zone is chic, the adjective that describes the city of Tulum is gritty.

On a photo safari, there are no giraffes or elephants, fleet cheetahs or hippos. Our fare for the day is clothes drying on the line, buying opportunities, hostels and outside cafes, people selling eggs and bananas from their front porches, kids on a bicycle.

It would be easy to disappear here except for the fact I don’t look like everyone around me. 

If photos are periods in a novel, imagine all that is missed.

 

 

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