Tourism in Tulum is taking a hit- great time to book.

Tulum is such an amazing place to come visit. There are so many people that already know this and come often and there were many that were about to find out but canceled because of the hugly overblown threat of swine flu that has happened recently. Now, I realize that a lot of people made their own personal choice not to come and I understand but I think that so many people were either forced by companies (canceled vacations or planes for example) but our occupancy has dropped to about 20%.

At Ruben's hotel- Dreams Tulum they laid off aver 180 people on the waitstaff for the following week and will bring them back as occupancy raises. But to a family who are making hardly anything at all and trying to survive it is detrimental. We were very lucky that Ruben was one of the 15 who were asked to stay but now we have the opposite problem of working everyday, in some cases doubles. No one is really sure what is going to happen next week.

There are some amazingly good deals to be found right now. There was a great article in the New York Times.


The kids and I are spending a lot of time at home. They have some friends that live around the corner and all the kids meet up on the corner and play together. Itis really cute.

And then, of course, there is always the daily staple of the kids running to get soaked in the little pool in the front yard.

This was also the staging point for Akilean's first mechanics lesson. He had a good time playing around with Ruben's tools.

3 comments:

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Day to day. Take it day at a time. You guys are strong and have lots of love.

Paula said...

Honey...I love the new background..makes it much easier for my old eyes to read.....hope you have a great mothers day tomorrow...love you
Mom

Anonymous said...

I just got back from Tulum and had such a wonderful time. I hope other people will decide to go. Really, there is no need to cancel your vacation. It is a perfect time to go...the beaches are wide open.

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