The Dos Ojos Cenote is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. It contains the deepest known cave passage in Quintana Roo with 119.1 meters of depth. Surprisingly the water temperature is approx 25 °C throughout the year. I was scared to go cave diving, but swimming here was wonderful. The water is exceptionally clear as a result of rainwater filtered through limestone. The other part of Dos Ojos looks scarier but it’s still magical! 🧿🐢🦇
In #Tulum you’ll find many beautiful eco-friendly hotels, which live and breathe sustainability. I wish there were more of these kind of boutique hotels around the world, instead of mega ugly resorts. These kind of boutique hotels are designed to blend in with the earthy surroundings, so that by using local materials to respect the landscape with a natural and sustainable environment.
You can’t visit Tulum without swimming in a Cenote. There are thousands of Cenotes dotted all over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and they are just MAGICAL. There is no other word to describe them. 🧿🌿 #Tulum
The Pink Mosque was the main reason I wanted to see the city of Shiraz. The stained glass windows in the winter prayer room are so impressive! When the sun rises in the morning the room is bursting with colours - it is so beautiful!
The best time to visit the Pink Mosque is between 8-10am on a December morning, when the sun lies low in the sky and beams through the stained glass windows creating a wonderful ever changing kaleidoscope of colours. We got there at 7.30am and had the place to ourselves for over an hour, it was so magical. Luckily just as we were leaving, herds of tourists started to arrive, much to our pleasure! So glad we got to experience the sunrise and beautiful mosque in peace!
Thanks my lovely friend Alex @alexriodepek for such a great trip!