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Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria: Which one do I have?

(Note: in the year Ellen had this infection, dozens of people in Tulum suffered from Chikungunya – a mosquito virus.) Incredible chills shook me so violently I must’ve looked like I was transforming into one of the scary zombies from ’28 Days Later.’ But there was no one in the room to see – just …

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Four “Tulums” – which one is the real one?

There are four areas tourists consider “Tulum.” First, there are the ruins on the sea. This is what Tulum was initially known for by the tourists. You have seen this image all over on travel advertisements and vacation photos on social media. Next, there is Tulum Pueblo. This is the town, further south on Highway …

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Top 5 things to know about Tulum in September

Tulum in September with some sargassum seaweed.

A trip to Tulum in September can save money, because that’s “off season” for that part of Mexico. It is ridiculously hot and humid in the summer, and some of the rainy days in September and October can last days – literally – several days straight. However, the trade-off is more money in your pocket …

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