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3 Weeks of touristy stuff in Playa del Carmen

3 Weeks of touristy stuff in Playa del Carmen | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
So my sister was here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for three weeks, having flown over from the UK (which was apparent by her translucent skin) for her second holiday ever, and man was it busy.
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My sister has left Playa del Carmen after a 3 week holiday, we skydived, snorkeled, rode horses, climbed ruins, ate sushi (??), drove around the state and swam a lot, and we did it with pictures...
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Small Town Mexico, Driving Through the Yucatan - Tell them i said something

Small Town Mexico, Driving Through the Yucatan - Tell them i said something | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Small town Mexico - The shop faces onto a square, to one side of which sits a small church, painted yellow with its doors open to would be worshipers.
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I love a good road trip, especially around Mexico's Yucatan. Dotted with hundreds of small towns in a perpetual siesta, it is a great way to get that real Mexican feel. As Jack Black would say "I lawv it"

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My Underpants Are Too Tight

My Underpants Are Too Tight | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
My underpants are too tight, they do not fit me and it’s becoming an issue. On the flip side I suppose you could say that I am too fat and therefore I do not fit into the underpants. But on &...
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My underpants are too tight, it is perhaps my third biggest problem in life right now. It keeps me up at nights, working my underwear schedule to ensure the right activities coincide with the right underwear.

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Honesty, Ain’t That The Truth

Honesty, Ain’t That The Truth | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Honesty, what is that anyway, and does it really exist between any two human beings? Personally, I don’t think so. Honesty is one of those things which is nice in theory, but in reality does ...
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I'm on the Champix and 4 days into no smokes, and it's driving me a little bit crazy. This has led me to question the human condition and try and be honest about my own emotions. Which seem quite insane.

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Too Many Drugs Can Make A Grown Man Cry

Too Many Drugs Can Make A Grown Man Cry | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I am thirty one years old, turning thirty two in May, to some I would still be considered a spring chicken. So why is it that already the ravages of time are taking such a severe toll on my body? &...
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The things you do in your younger years can come back to haunt you. So it is in my early thirties I am beginning to feel the effects of too many drugs in my younger days.

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Quitting Smoking with Champix

Quitting Smoking with Champix | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I am quitting smoking! It is about damn time to… I have been smoking for about sixteen years now, and in that time my habit has fluctuated greatly, from ten a day to thirty or so a day. Sixte...
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So it is way overdue, it is time to quit smoking. I have been a smoker for about 16 years, and my health is deteriorating. I bought some Champix in Mexico, and with this and a few diversions, I plan to kick the habit, hopefully this time for good. Have a read, follow along, and see how it goes.

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Life in Playa del Carmen

Life in Playa del Carmen | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Each morning in Playa del Carmen, at around seven am, we wake up and eat a bowl of cereal with strawberry yoghurt. We get into our gym clothes and by seven forty am are out the door heading for the...
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Playa del Carmen, a beautiful place to live

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What would you do with a year?

What would you do with a year? | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
So here I am in Mexico again, a place which has become like home to me. Playa del Carmen has a certain something, or rather a certain everything which makes it seem like the perfect place to contin...
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A year off to do anything I want in Mexico

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Whale Meat, Like Cow but Controversial

Whale Meat, Like Cow but Controversial | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I am currently on a sort of hiatus from travel here in London, as such I have a lot of time to sit with my feet up watching the telly. One of the things which has struck me from my … more go...
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A different view on whaling and the less fortunate, less 'pretty' animals.

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Human Consciousness, I don’t think so

Human Consciousness, I don’t think so | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I have a lot of time to ponder, and I spend a lot of that time pondering time, consciousness, my mind, and the minds of others. A lot of preponderances amount to nothing, and most live firmly in th...
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Considering life and consciousness, why we don't have it, and what to do about it.

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Bad Jobs, things could be worse

Bad Jobs, things could be worse | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I have had a few bad jobs in my time, but they were relatively easy compared to some of the occupations I have seen while traveling around the world. From India to Australia, from Mexico to China, ...
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Bad jobs from around the world, hows yours look now?

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Tulum, Diving, and Silky Smooth Skin

Tulum, Diving, and Silky Smooth Skin | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
In the last couple weeks, we haven’t done a hell of a lot of sightseeing, we have done a few of the things you would expect when on “holiday” (diving, eating and such), but long t...
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Tulum, Diving in Playa del Carmen Mexico

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Scootering around San Cristobal, Chiapas

Scootering around San Cristobal, Chiapas | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Winding around the mountain top roads, frigid air blowing up my shorts and causing my jaw to lock into position while Sarah clung to my back like a scene out of Dumb and Dumber. I was forced to acc...
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Scooter around San Cristobel, Mexico

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So what are Cenotes? - Tell them i said something

So what are Cenotes? - Tell them i said something | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Cenotes around Playa del Carmen - When you swim through their depths you can almost see ancient Mayans swimming alongside you. A cenote is an underground...
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I love a cenote. So I thought I would make a short video showing seven I have been to and a short description of what they actually are. Enjoy :)

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Semana Santa in Playa del Carmen

Semana Santa in Playa del Carmen | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Tis the season that Jesus died, or rose from the dead, I’m not quite sure. Either way many many years later a lot of Mexicans and tourists decided to celebrate Semana Santa (Easter) by hittin...
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Like hungry sharks the local vendors line the avenue, ready for action beneath shop awnings which shade them from the gloriously bright day. They lean out from their awnings with well baited lines, waiting for a nibble so they can reel you in. Competition is fierce as they try and out do each other in an attempt to catch the best punter.

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What Would It Take To Be Content?

What Would It Take To Be Content? | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Calm down Sally, you live in paradise. It’s a funny thing the way we look for problems in life, or how we create problems. I have what a lot of people would consider the ideal lifestyle. I do...
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My life should be non-stop smiles. I should be content, but that is an unrealistic expectation, something which needs to be actively pursued if it has any chance of becoming a reality. I am only human, and it is not in our nature to be content, not for long anyway.

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I Quit Smoking!

I Quit Smoking! | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
So today is the day I quit smoking. Sixteen years in the making and I have smoked my final cigarette, hopefully for the rest of my life. I say hopefully not because I doubt whether I will quit or n...
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I quit smoking! - I did it! I finally quit smoking, well one day so far. 16 years of smoking ends today and I am already a little bit ancy about it. I had a good workout this morning, and I have a large bag of un-shelled nuts to keep my hands occupied. Read more about why it had to be done and how...

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Crazy Champix Dreams

Crazy Champix Dreams | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
I have been taking Champix (Chantix for the Americans) for about six days now, and although it is definitely working (I am smoking less without even thinking about it), Some of the side effects hav...
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Day 6 on Champix (Chantix). I have read about the crazy dreams you have on Champix, but I did not expect it to be so vivid and lasting! Have a read of people falling from buildings and disintegrating floors. It's pretty trippy stuff.

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Fat to Fit Part 2: Weight loss in a week

Fat to Fit Part 2: Weight loss in a week | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Weight Loss stats at week 1 – Weight: 90kg / 200 pounds, Woo Hoo, I lost 1kg already! If you missed part 1, here it is: Fat to Fit Part 1: The Journey Begins My first week of training for &he...
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The end of week one in training. It's time to lose weight, the love handles have become fat handles, and all the fit Mexican guys on the beach make me want to put my shirt on, by on I mean around, by around I mean their necks.

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Fat to Fit Part 1: The journey begins

Fat to Fit Part 1: The journey begins | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
As stated so grandiosely in my previous post, “What would you do with a year?”, I have decided to shed a few pounds and get my fitness levels up. Over the last few years I have slowly b...
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A year out of life, time to get fit, or at least lose some weight. The beginning of a chronicled journey from fat to fit. I hope

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Leaving London

Leaving London | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Almost two months have passed since I arrived in London, and it was great to spend the time with my family who I have not seen for three or four years. For the most part I did not do the … m...
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Traveling to London, Stonehenge, Hythe and Dover. Then on to Mexico!

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Blogging Success and the Green Eyed Monster

Blogging Success and the Green Eyed Monster | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
In case you hadn’t heard, Sarah’s Travel Blog made the top new blogs of 2013 on “Almost Fearless“. I am very proud of her blogging success, and glad she is getting the recog...
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Being a travel blogger can be very rewarding, as long as you do it for the right reasons.

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London Parks, Playing in the Snow

London Parks, Playing in the Snow | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
Cold weather without snow is shit, cold weather with snow is like living in a winter wonderland, it’s so puuurdy. The promised deluge finally happened in London, and about a foot of snow cove...
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Fun in the snow, London looks pretty now

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Viva La Mexico!

Viva La Mexico! | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
We have been in Mexico for about a week now, and what a week it has been. This is definitely my new favourite place. Getting off the plane in Cancun you are immediately aware of being in a tropical...
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico, a great place to spend 2 months

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Neck Injuries, Cenotes and Beaches

Neck Injuries, Cenotes and Beaches | Long Term Travel | Scoop.it
So at first glance you might expect that I had received a neck injury at one of the thousands of Cenotes (fresh water limestone holes) spread across Mexico, in fact the only thing these two have in...
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Snorkel and Cenotes in Mexico Playa del Carmen

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