On Thursday we traveled to Tulum, beautiful ancient city by the sea. You can tell it is from the Post Classic period because gone are the beautiful details and exquisite artistic extras. This is evidence of the Mayan culture under stress. Tulum was one of the last great cities of trade that characterized the Maya as they tried to reinvent themselves as expert traders and merchants. Alas, the 250 year drought would win out and the Mayas would disappear into the jungle to never again rise to its marvelous status as one of the greatest indigenous cultures in the world. Allison has become our expert on this lovely place overlooking the Caribbean Sea.