we're on our way to pick up the rentalcar which we're going to take to Valencia we are excited because Valenciais kind of on the coast it's on a beach town and it is southeast of Madrid soBrooks actually found the rental car for us and we're gonna go meet the guy nowand pick up his car.
traveling a great distance here in Spain outside of justthe city you can take a plane train or automobile and although we've takenplaying we've taken trains it's our first time taking a car and actually ourfirst time driving said I'm leaving the United States so what we're gonna do isrent a car actually not from a rental agency but from a person so this issimilar to Airbnb so we're gonna go borrow someone else's car for theweekend and through an app our program and use that and then return it when weget back, should be good.
you just gave up? sugar spaghetti.
What type of flavor is that? Sugar.
some of these we can figure out, sure that means speed bump but there'sother ones that I don't know what that meanslike over here it's got the town's name with a line through it I think thatmeans you're leaving that town but there's some that we have no idea whatthey mean so we're gonna have to do another episode to let you know what allthe signs mean because we don't know what they mean.
I'm sure we broke in tons ofdriving laws in Spain here's an example.
there's a stop sign.
in the bushes how areyou gonna see.
what's interesting is that it's a stop sign it's not a Spanishword it's an English work I think that's really interestingso what find out more about signs.
what's your sign babe, let's go we are in the Pueblo where we live inMexico and as you can see there's not exactly turquoise water here we areliving in the pueblos like the locals and as you can see from the backgroundit's kind of still being built out and not the most glamorous situation this iskind of a reality check thing for everybody watching us here we're notexactly staying at resorts and we're not exactly staying in an area where we'vegot incredible views or anything we're doing what I got to do to be able tomake it and you know truthfully we like living in the pueblos everything's hereconvenient for us everything's close to know if we can walk to it and we'realready picking up some great culture bob has already started to make a bunchof friends yesterday he played with all the little kids in the neighborhood andhad a great time and we're loving it so again this is the realitybeautiful akumal pueblo we love it here's to the next one bye for now so we just want to tell you a little bitabout how we've acquired a dog since we've been here and I'll come all welove dogs we had dogs back in America and so tell you a little story aboutninja he the first night we were here we heard tons of barking outside of ourhouse and that's pretty typical for Mexico we're used to that but it soundedlike it was right on her front porch and I was like man what is a dog doingbarking so close to us and I look out and there's a dog literally on our frontporch and then I came out the next morning and he was sleeping I got alittle area right on her front porch I was a man his dog acts like he belongshere what's up with that so later I was talking to the next-door neighbor Raimondo and he told me that the dog belonged to the owner of this house sohe is kind of like our dog now that we live in this house and of course Bobloves dogs and Bob's been playing with them and he's kind of become ours hefollows us around the town he barks when other people come by at night andthere's kind of protective of us so he's become ours and we love him.
Bob got to name him up Bob's into all fun things that littleboys are into and he decided we're gonna call him ninja so it's very fitting hehe's got a ninja suit on kind of like a ninjahe's our pup so that's the story of ninja.
hi everyone so today Bob and Icame to the beach just by ourselves we left dan at home and ninja came with usI don't know there's dogs that are allowed on the beach but he snuck in andpeople tried to stop me and I tried to tell him like I can't force this doghe's crazy wild so you can kick him off the beach then get him off but yeahthere's no there's no getting ninja off he's way too wildso the beaches here have changed a lot or the view yeah I guess split beachesHalf Moon Bay and akumal and they make you pay a hundred pesos per adultchildren under five are free so I just spent a hundred pesos for maybe lessthan an hour ninja came with us which was a lot offun for Bob I had a great time while it lasted andthen so like several people stopped and told us we couldn't have a dog and wellwe don't have a leash because in another dock and so they said we had to leave Igot pissed because whatever that's a beach the guy tried to tell me parasitesand people are tense because of the one dog on the beach that is crazyfriendly so it was really intense so then we pack up we leave and we're goingup the overpass that we take to get from the Pueblo to the beach and back to thePueblo and we're halfway up on one side and for whatever really weird reasonninja climbed up the side and jumped he looked down and it looked like he brokehis arm but he ran into the jungle I went down to check on him he came backout and he was fine so weird such a while doing free dog he's not even a doghe's like a Wildcat I don't know really crazy.
hola, buenas dias.
it's insane he's amazing he's right hereyou can see he's fine ninja like he's he's limping a littlebut I'm not too happy with the way the things are going here with the beach andthe fact they have to pay and it's uh it's not our vibe we don't like it butit's what we have to deal with far stayin here so uh lease today was itboring hey guys we're in Akumal Mexico todayand we decided to go on a little bit of a journey to a beach nearby that we'veheard is super awesome amazing turquoise water nice calm waters reef real closeby so you can snorkel and see all kind of reef fish it's kind of a local placewhere some of the locals hang out in this area of Mexico I guess I shouldprobably tell you what the name of it it's called playa xpu ha and soundslike a really cool place I think it's a relatively low cost so that's obviouslyattractive to us too and I'm just gonna have a fun day at the beach today sostick with us bye for now we've just got just xpu ha Beach andit's amazing it's more than we could have imagined it was just fifty pesosfor us two kids weren't any cost so that was nice I just got to bouncechairs over here 400 pesos each so we're ready we ready to have a cold beer andrelax under the Sun bye for now we're here at xhu pa Baja beach and we'resplashing in the waves and playing and having fun are you having fun did that wave get youbuddy? they got you good huh what is this so we woke up this morningto 68 degrees it is freezing everyone is in hoodies we just saw a guy on a mopedwith his hoodie on and he was like shivering it was pretty funnywe were really cold last night too but it's uh it feels good it's nice to feelrefreshing versus sweating already so we were already planning on going to Tulumtoday to go to the beach and check it out and we have been to the Tulum ruinsbefore but we remembered it was super hot when we went there so we're like awman it's aw it's only supposed to be a high of 78 here today in tropicalCaribbean Mexico and so we're like let's go check out the ruins because it shouldbe a perfect day for it so stick with us we're gonna see lots of ancient pyramidsand some amazing ruins that are directly on the turquoise water of the Caribbeanit's gonna be fun so you like waiting for the collectivo? I like the real one cause its orange color, so bye.
the Tulum area and we're getting alittle snack before we go in and then we're gonna hit the ruins so fun stuffexciting day stick with us so we we just got to the ruins here paid entrance.
bobwas free it was 140 pesos so about seven bucks for both me and April to get inwe're super pumped I think we told you before we've been reading a book aboutthe Mayan culture and all the civilization everything so we're prettypumped today to get here and kind of check out some ruins and see howeverything's going today.
so we're super excited to be here we have this awesomebook in our casita or House or whatever that's called the Mayas this greatsplendor of a culture and it's amazing I've already read it twice and I beganto read it read it again for the third time and the Tulum ruins are the mostnew newest ruins most recent ruins built within the Mayan culture and it's in thepost classic period it's very interesting and we're excited to showyou around so we're exiting the ruins now and wehad an incredible time we got to see some amazing ruins directly on thetropical turquoise Caribbean waters ruins that were built somewhere aroundfour or five hundred years ago tons and tons of amazing history about the Mayanpeople just incredible scenery it's where the jungle meets thelimestone rocky cliff coast so just you know an amazing experience we love thisplace it's been great Bob's over there picking up sticks andcollecting sticks there is kind of something about this place that attractsa lot of people and since we've been kind of living low-key living in thePueblo not really doing too much touristy stuff coming here and justbeing herded around and having all kind of people that uh that are just notpaying attention to what they're doing kind of a little bit rude is a bitannoying but overall incredible experience and if you ever want to go goearly it opens at 8:00 it's the best time to go way before the masses show updon't worry about lines are waiting behind people or anything like that arebeing pushed and shoved around but it was a great timeBob loved it and it was 68 75 degrees it was amazing temp this morning I think ifyou want to think about a certain time to come to the ruins here this is thetime of year because you're not gonna get much better weather than this.
okayso it took a taxi here to this restaurant forgot the name already from the ruins we're in Tulum Pueblo and we actuallyhoneymooned in Tulum what funny enough we have never been to the Pueblo sowe're here experience in it and it's nice as huge as much bigger than theakumal Pueblo, tons of tourists lots of non-regional residents so a lot ofAmericans come here lots of foreigners it's funny as you can see a littlefamily in the background it's so cool today it's very windy andfeels great and can't wait to eat we're starving we didn't even have breakfastthis morning so check you later.
alright so we're back in the Pueblo and we just got off the colectivo the colectivo is probably my favorite part of localtransportation it makes you feel like a localwe're exhausted we've walked probably almost four miles in total I'm starvingagain and even though we just ate lunch but all in all is a great day beingtourists yeah so we got to see the amazing ruins then we took a took a taxiinto the pueblo of Tulum and got to pick up some pueblo vibes from overthere and kind of check out that town and we got some lunch there and alltogether with colectivos all the round-trip transportation lunch entranceto the ruins all that we spent about a total of $45 so not exactly breaking thebank if you're here as a tourist but that's kind of expensive for us hereliving like the locals so it's not something we'll do every day but it wasdefinitely worth it and we had a fun time.