I Went on UNREALISTIC Pinterest Vacations

HopeScope
9 Mar 202422:11

Summary

TLDRIn this travelogue, the narrator recounts their journey through Mexico, visiting picturesque locations they've seen on Pinterest. From the pink salt flats to the bioluminescent beaches, they explore whether these spots live up to their online allure. They encounter unexpected challenges, like sneaking past security for drone shots and dealing with locked car keys in the jungle. Despite the hiccups, they find beauty and authenticity in their experiences, from the hidden cenotes to the luxurious treehouse stays. The narrative is a testament to the joy of discovery and the reality of travel beyond the curated online images.

Takeaways

  • πŸ“Έ The Pink Beach exceeded expectations, with its pink hue attributed to salt harvesting operations attracting plankton and brine shrimp.
  • 🚁 Despite the picturesque Pink Beach, drone flying was restricted, leading to a sneaky attempt to capture aerial footage.
  • πŸš— The journey to the Pink Beach involved a long drive through the jungle and a costly entrance fee.
  • 🌊 The bioluminescent beach at Hbox Island did not live up to the Pinterest advertisements, resulting in an unrealistic experience.
  • πŸ•³οΈ A visit to a cenote was missed due to being two minutes late, leaving the experience's realism unconfirmed.
  • 🏑 The glass dome Airbnb provided a unique glamping experience, despite initial concerns about its appearance.
  • πŸ”‘ An embarrassing incident with a locked car led to a humorous 'Walk of Shame' for assistance.
  • 🌳 Discovering a hidden cenote provided a magical, less touristy experience compared to the more famous ones.
  • πŸ—Ώ The Tulum sculpture was a realistic experience, but the process of taking a photo involved waiting in a long line.
  • 🏨 The $2,000 a night treehouse at Azulik resort was a Pinterest-worthy experience, with eco-friendly features and a unique setting.
  • 🍽 The cave restaurant in downtown Padel Carmen was a surprising and enjoyable dining experience, contrary to initial doubts.

Q & A

  • What is the Pink Beach and why is the water pink?

    -The Pink Beach is a location where the water appears pink due to a large operation that scrapes salt from the area. The salty seawater attracts plankton and brine shrimp, which are responsible for the pink coloration.

  • How much does it cost to see the pink water at the Pink Beach?

    -The entrance fee to see the pink water at the Pink Beach is 350 pesos.

  • Why were the travelers unable to use a drone at the Pink Beach?

    -They were not allowed to fly a drone while walking across the Sand Bar due to the presence of security at every entrance of the Pink Beach.

  • What was the travelers' experience with the bioluminescent water at Hbox Island?

    -The travelers found the bioluminescent water at Hbox Island to be unrealistic compared to the advertisements. The cameras did not pick up the bioluminescence as expected, but they could see it slightly in real life.

  • Why were the travelers unable to visit the cenote they had seen on their Pinterest board?

    -They arrived 2 minutes late, and the cenote did not allow entry after 4:00 PM, so they were not able to experience it and determine if it was realistic or not.

  • What was the travelers' experience with the glass dome Airbnb?

    -The glass dome Airbnb was a positive experience. They found it magical, with solar power, an outdoor shower, and a comfortable bed. They had a minor issue with locking their keys in the car, but the hosts helped them resolve it.

  • What was the travelers' impression of the Tulum sculpture?

    -The Tulum sculpture was realistic as seen on social media. However, they had to wait in a line of 54 people to take a photo with it, and the experience felt rushed due to the one-minute time limit.

  • What were the rumors about the $2,000 a night treehouse at Azulik resort?

    -The rumors included that the treehouse did not have air conditioning, had no lights or power, and had communal restrooms. However, the travelers found that the treehouse did have air conditioning, power outlets, and private restrooms.

  • What was the travelers' experience with the cave restaurant in downtown Padel Carmen?

    -The cave restaurant exceeded their expectations. It was a literal cave with cool vibes, and the food was impressive both in presentation and taste. However, it was hot and humid, and they had to deal with bats flying by during the meal.

  • What was the cost to reserve a table at the 'Nests' in the Azulik resort?

    -The cost to reserve a table at the 'Nests' for breakfast was $300, not including the cost of food and drinks.

  • What was the travelers' experience with the 4D 360 dining experience in Cancun?

    -The 4D 360 dining experience was a nine-course meal themed around Mayan culture, with changing backdrops and live performances. It cost $150 per person and lasted over two hours. The travelers were entertained but still a bit hungry afterward.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ–οΈ Visiting the Pink Beach

The narrator describes their visit to a Pink Beach, a place they've seen on Pinterest for years. They drove through the jungle and paid an entrance fee to see the pink water, which is a result of a salt operation attracting plankton and brine shrimp. Despite not being able to fly a drone due to restrictions, they managed to take cool photos. The experience exceeded their expectations, and they also encountered hundreds of Pink Flamingos.

05:01

🌴 Glamping in a Treehouse

The narrator shares their experience of staying in a treehouse, which they found on Airbnb. They were initially worried due to the lack of interior photos but were pleasantly surprised by the amenities and the solar power. They had a minor issue with their car locking the keys inside, but the Airbnb hosts helped them resolve it. The narrator describes the treehouse as magical and gives it a 10 out of 10 rating.

10:02

πŸ—Ώ Exploring Tulum Sculpture and Luxury Treehouse

The narrator visits the Tulum sculpture, which they've seen on social media, and finds it as serene as it appears in photos. They then check into a luxury treehouse, which they had doubts about due to rumors of lack of amenities. However, they find the treehouse to be well-equipped with AC, power, and even Wi-Fi. The narrator enjoys the unique experience of staying in a treehouse with a view of the ocean and describes it as Pinterest in real life.

15:05

🍽 Dining in a Cave Restaurant

The narrator describes their visit to a cave restaurant in downtown Playa del Carmen, which exceeded their expectations. They enjoyed a unique dining experience with a 35 oz gold-covered steak and other dishes, despite the hot and humid conditions. The narrator also mentions the Azulik resort's restaurant, where they had breakfast in a unique setting called 'the nests' for a high price, questioning its worth.

20:07

🎨 Artistic and Cultural Experiences

The narrator reflects on their various experiences, from visiting the Tulum sculpture and luxury treehouses to dining in a cave restaurant. They conclude that the true enjoyment comes from living in the moment and experiencing the culture, rather than just capturing the perfect picture for social media. They also mention a 4D 360 dining experience at the Fiesta Americana Hotel, which was entertaining but left them slightly hungry, questioning its value for the price.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Pink Beach

The Pink Beach is a natural phenomenon where the sand and water appear pink due to the presence of red microorganisms, such as Dunaliella salina. In the video, the beach is a sought-after destination for its unique color, which is a result of a large-scale salt operation that attracts these organisms. The beach is a central part of the video's theme, showcasing the reality of a popular Pinterest vacation spot.

πŸ’‘Bioluminescent Water

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. In the context of the video, bioluminescent water refers to a natural phenomenon where water bodies glow in the dark, typically due to the presence of plankton or other organisms that emit light. This is a dream experience for the video's narrator and represents the allure of unique natural wonders.

πŸ’‘Cenote

A cenote is a natural sinkhole or pit created by the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. In the YucatΓ‘n Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes are popular for their clear water and unique geological formations, often used for swimming and diving. In the video, cenotes represent natural beauty and the desire to connect with nature.

πŸ’‘Glamping

Glamping, a portmanteau of 'glamorous' and 'camping,' refers to a style of camping that includes amenities and, in some cases, luxury accommodations. It allows people to enjoy nature with a level of comfort and style that traditional camping does not offer. The video's narrator experiences glamping in a treehouse and a dome, showcasing different levels of luxury in nature.

πŸ’‘Tulum Sculpture

The Tulum sculpture, also known as 'The Meeting of the Waters,' is an art installation by artist Daniel Popper. It features a human figure that seems to be emerging from the ground, symbolizing the connection between humans and nature. In the video, the sculpture is a must-visit location, representing the intersection of art and natural beauty.

πŸ’‘Cave Restaurant

A cave restaurant is an eatery situated within a natural or man-made cave, offering a unique dining experience often with a prehistoric or adventurous ambiance. In the video, the cave restaurant represents the unexpected and the thrill of discovering something novel, even in an urban setting.

πŸ’‘360 Dining Experience

A 360 dining experience refers to a meal where the environment is immersive, with visuals and sounds surrounding the diners on all sides. This type of experience often includes themed courses, live performances, and multimedia elements that engage all senses. In the video, it represents the pursuit of unique and memorable culinary adventures.

πŸ’‘Reality vs. Expectations

This concept explores the gap between what one anticipates or hopes for (expectations) and the actual outcome or reality. In the video, the narrator's experiences with various vacation spots and activities often lead to reflections on whether they lived up to the expectations set by Pinterest and social media.

πŸ’‘Nature and Culture

The video emphasizes the importance of experiencing nature and local culture firsthand. It suggests that the true value of travel lies in the authentic encounters with the environment and people, rather than in achieving the perfect social media moment.

πŸ’‘Tourist Traps

A tourist trap is a place, often a business or attraction, designed to attract visitors and make money from them, sometimes at the expense of quality or authenticity. In the video, the narrator encounters various tourist traps, which serve as a reminder of the commercial aspects of travel and the importance of seeking genuine experiences.

Highlights

The narrator visits a pink beach, which turns out to be a salt operation that attracts pink plankton and brine shrimp.

Despite not being able to fly a drone, the narrator manages to take cool photos at the pink beach.

The narrator explores a bioluminescent beach, which does not live up to the Pinterest advertisements.

A cenote visit is missed due to being two minutes late, leaving the experience's reality unknown.

The narrator stays in a glass dome Airbnb, which is a solar-powered, magical experience.

The narrator gets locked out of their car and has to ring an emergency bell for assistance.

The narrator discovers a hidden cenote, which provides a more authentic experience than the touristy ones.

The Tulum sculpture, a popular Pinterest spot, is visited and found to be realistic.

The narrator stays in a $2,000 a night treehouse, which is a unique and luxurious experience.

The narrator visits a cave restaurant, which is a literal cave with an impressive dining experience.

The narrator experiences a 4D 360 dining experience at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cancun.

The narrator reflects on the value of social media pictures versus the actual experience of living in the moment.

The narrator encounters a unique restaurant with tables called 'the nests' that cost $300 to reserve.

The narrator visits the Azulik Museum to find the perfect Pinterest spots, which are not at the resort but in the museum next door.

The narrator pays $10,000 to run across a sandbar for a photo opportunity, which is ultimately not taken.

The narrator's feet get covered in mud while trying to cross a canal to get a cool shot.

The narrator's car locks the keys inside, leading to an embarrassing walk of shame to ring the emergency bell.

The narrator finds the glass dome Airbnb to be a 10 out of 10 experience, despite the initial hiccups.

Transcripts

00:00

this is a pink Beach I have been seeing

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pictures of this beach all over my

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Pinterest feed for years and it's right

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around the corner supposedly we drove

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hours through the jungle to get to this

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place so at this point I am really

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hoping that we didn't get duped by these

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photos we made it to the parking lot and

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I see pink

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350 pesos to go see the pink water

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before we walk up to the water there's

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this big tower that overlooks all of the

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Lakes guys it's actually pink we're

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going to go down there and try to

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recreate the iconic picture okay so far

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this is exceeding expectations and

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there's even hundreds of Pink Flamingos

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they're kind of far away why is this

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water pink you may ask this entire area

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is actually just a big operation to

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scrape salt and then sell it so they

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fill up these lakes with the Salty Sea

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water which attracts Plankton and brine

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shrimp and they are what turned the

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water pink okay we got some pretty cool

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photos at this spot but unfortunately we

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haven't been able to to get these shot

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because you're not allowed to fly a

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drone while walking across the Sand Bar

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but our guide says he knows a spot we

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have one point where you can f you can

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take aot feature so we got into our car

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and followed our guide down the road

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there is actually security posted at

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every entrance of this place but he said

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that if we're super sneaky and fast and

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take our drone off from the other side

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of the road we should be able to get

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some cool shots without getting in

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trouble

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and look at this video this doesn't even

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look real So the plan was to have me

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like run across the road and hurry and

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run out there to get the shot uh to do

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that you need pay a l okay how much do

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you have to pay to do that

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$10,000 us doar yeah $10,000 yes also

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you have access to ENT into the water he

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had another plan though he drove us over

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to another section and he said you have

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10 minutes if some people comes you need

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say h sorry I don't speak Spanish and

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then he just left so there we went under

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the fence sprinting to the beach and we

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get to this little Canal which for some

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reason I thought would be easy to

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cross I uh well it's literally like

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quick sand there's no way across this

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thing I should be over there so we

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debated did running all the way down to

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the end to try to get across but we're

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running out of time so we still got some

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pretty cool shots though at this spot

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with my poor feet covered in mud caption

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for this pin coolest shot I could get

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without spending $10,000 so is the pink

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Beach realistic or unrealistic

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surprisingly very realistic we have 10

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more Pinterest vacation locations that

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we're going to be visiting will these

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experiences be Pinterest Paradise or are

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they just a tourist trap next we are

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headed to a place called hbox Island

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if you watch my videos you know that it

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has been a dream of mine to see

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bioluminescent water one time I tried to

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order an orb of it online and it didn't

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go very well but I think today the day

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and we literally took plane car boat ATV

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to get here so we're at the fairy ticket

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booth and I'm seeing advertisements

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everywhere for this bioluminescent water

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and look at this particular

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advertisement that is literally the

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Pinterest picture so it's looking good

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this little Island is so cool the roads

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are all dirt most of them are covered in

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these giant mud puddles so the way that

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everybody gets around are ATVs and side

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by sides kind of side we didn't try

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walking

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guys this feels like a Disneyland ride

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but real

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life here we are okay we made it to a

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parking lot and like eight other ATVs

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full of people rolled up which honestly

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I'm taking that as a good sign all right

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we're headed to the

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beach guys you're never going to believe

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me cuz the cameras are not picking it up

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but you can actually see it a little bit

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in real life is it like the pin not

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really you're even just walking like you

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can see it my okay caption for this pin

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maybe the bioluminesence is the friends

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we made along the

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way so bioluminescent Beach unrealistic

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or realistic I'm going to go

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unrealistic it's not exactly what the

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advertisements uh promised so it's time

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to get back on the ATV back onto the

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ferry back into the car and had a few

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hour Through the Jungle to our next

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location I have been seeing this Cenote

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on my Pinterest board for years this one

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in particular is huge and there's this

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cool like cement walkway that takes you

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out to the middle of it and you can take

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the coolest pictures soyon I think is

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how you pronounce it we roll up at 4:02

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and the guy says sorry we don't let

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anybody in after 4: we are 2 minutes

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late realistic or unrealistic we'll

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never know so I guess we're heading to

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our next vacation I have always seen

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these like glass Dome airbnbs all over

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my Pinterest and they're usually

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advertised as this like fancy luxury

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glamping experience where you can really

05:07

immerse yourself in nature we found this

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one on Airbnb I am worried because

05:12

there's not really pictures of the

05:14

inside other than this one uh so far

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there's a couple of weird things about

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it I was scared this treehouse is in the

05:24

middle of the Jungle so the Airbnb host

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told us to meet at the end of a road

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there's no service or anything and then

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she would guide us up in our car to the

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Treehouse so the photo that she sent us

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to meet at was of this cute little white

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Hut and there's like a road sign this is

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what we found when we pulled up it's

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literally burned down the graffiti on

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the sign now I wasn't sure what type of

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tree house we were rolling up

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to Welcome to my tree house come in for

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the tour this place is adorable here's

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our little bathroom area with a a sink

06:00

and fresh water and everything we need

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honestly we have a little toilet behind

06:05

the curtain here and then I love this

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little area over here by the glass part

06:09

we have a hammock and then here's the

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bed this bed is actually huge I think it

06:13

might be a king-size bed this place is

06:15

solar powered so there are like lights

06:18

and stuff in here there's an outdoor

06:20

shower right now it's clearly night time

06:22

so in the morning I'll give you guys a

06:23

tour of the outside cuz that's really

06:25

cool too we're going to go

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glamping I have never been so ready for

06:30

bed in my entire life so after I gave

06:33

you that nice little tour of our Dome we

06:36

went down to get our luggage out of the

06:38

car and we realized we locked the keys

06:40

in the car actually the car locked the

06:42

keys in itself the car locked itself

06:45

dumb feature yeah so I think I think the

06:48

best way is to like break a window open

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we really thought we were going to have

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to break the car window to get the keys

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out it's not easy to break a window no

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it's not Mark robber tell you all about

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it so since we're in the middle of the

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Jungle with no phone service our Airbnb

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host told us that there is an emergency

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Bell that we can ring if anything goes

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wrong so we had to do the Walk of Shame

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up the Treehouse like this is like the

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bell of

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Shame the most embarrassing thing I've

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ever done in my life but the Airbnb

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hosts were so nice and they gave us the

07:18

tools necessary for Tyler to get the

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door unlocked keep going that's all I'm

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going to say oh ho yeah you did this is

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not a tutorial now I'm going to read my

07:30

book and go to bed and in the morning

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I'm going to show you the outside of the

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Treehouse cuz it's really cool and

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hopefully some monkeys good morning I

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honestly slept amazing in that thing as

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promised a tour of the outside of our

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little Treehouse here so you walk up the

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stairs and in through this little gate

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and here is our Dome okay and then if

07:47

you come around here there's this big

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balcony that wraps all the way around it

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we've got a nice little hammock and

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there's a little sitting area with some

07:54

lights and then over on this side is the

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outdoor shower I pulled up our little

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breakfast basket this morning it was

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amazing we paid

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$115 to stay the night in this Dome and

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so far that's feeling like a pretty

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decent deal especially considering later

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in the video we are staying in a $2,000

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night treeh house caption for this pin

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Dome glamping in the jungle it's as

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magical as it looks glamping Treehouse

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Dome honestly a 10 out of 10 experience

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for me I also found this little binder

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of nearby attractions and what do you

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know there are beautiful so Cotes one

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might even say Pinterest worthy cenotes

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okay so we were just walking through the

08:34

jungle not even very far and we stumbled

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upon and there's nobody here it's like

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kind of freaky cuz most of these places

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are so touristy it's like too quiet look

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how blue the water

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is no

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way what how are we just here right now

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by ourselves this is called the Chen H

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note and it is open to to the public but

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we just happened to get there early

09:01

enough in the morning that no other

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tourists were there and it made for the

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most magical experience and this spot in

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the back where the natural light is

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coming down is so cool this is so cool

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there are also spots in the Cote that

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goes so deep that you can't see the

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bottom which is kind of spooky I'm kind

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of glad that the other Cenote the more

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touristy one didn't work out because

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honestly I think this one is way

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[Music]

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cooler caption for this pin find the

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hidden cenotes the super touristy ones

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are overrated so realistic or

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unrealistic honestly way realistic and

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next we are headed to tou Mexico for

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years I've been seeing this statue all

09:44

over my social media feeds I think

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everybody just calls it the Tulum

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sculpture it's by artist Daniel popper

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so we're going to go see if it looks

09:50

like this in real life this statue looks

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like it's just in the middle of the

09:54

Jungle but I don't think that's true cuz

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right now we're in downtown Tulum like

09:59

everything here in the touristy sections

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of Mexico you do have to pay to see the

10:03

statue $4 each I had a a quick outfit

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change I thought this would be more

10:08

appropriate for our statue picture and

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here is the line to get a picture with

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this statue it looks so Serene in the

10:15

pictures you also have a one minute

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limit to take pictures so they can move

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this line along faster all right it's

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our turn after waiting in line for 27

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minutes which isn't actually bad for how

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many people it was here we go the other

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week weird thing about this experience

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is while you're taking your photos the

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other 50 people in line are just glaring

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at you the whole time one minute

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honestly felt like an eternity but I

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think we got the shot caption for this

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pin had to wait in a line of 54 people

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to take this photo so statue realistic

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or unrealistic realistic is okay now

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it's time to head down the street to the

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azulik resort aka the

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$2,000 a night Treehouse it actually

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ranges from $11,000 a night to $10,000 a

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night tonight but I'm not trying to

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spend that much so this has been a

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bucket list location for Tyler and I for

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years I first found it on Pinterest I

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saw these pictures and I honestly didn't

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think it was a real location there's

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also some like interesting rumors and

11:13

reviews floating around in this place

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like that it doesn't have AC that

11:17

there's no lights no power and that the

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restrooms are communal which is all fine

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for $2,000 a night we're about to find

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out if those rumors are true Welcome to

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our $2,000 a night treeh house as you

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can see we do have a cute little

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bathroom it's giving me like Shrek's out

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house Vibes for some reason so there's

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the first myth about this place to cross

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off of our list second one as you can

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probably hear we do have AC and it is

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blasting look at our bed this is so cool

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here's our little sink area oh my gosh I

11:51

love all of the handles for everything

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or these little shells and then I was

11:56

hoping for one bathtub but we have two

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so this is our first bathtub with a

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swing in it okay turns out this is not a

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tub it's just a shower but this is so

12:05

cool and then outside is probably the

12:08

best part of this room we got two giant

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doors that open up two swings we can

12:13

both swing at the same time and then

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right below me we have tub number two we

12:18

need to fill this thing up this is

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honestly more like a small pool than it

12:21

is a tub and then of course this amazing

12:24

view I have never stayed somewhere like

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this in my entire life I've stayed at

12:28

hotels where you have like a view of the

12:30

ocean but this is like on the water

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literally floating over the water if you

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are a girly that doesn't love being in

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the ocean but you love to experience the

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ocean this place is for you when I got

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in here I got a mouthful of this water

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and I realized it's ocean water so

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they're literally just pumping water in

12:48

from the ocean and then back out when

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you're done with it which is really

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eco-friendly actually I also realized

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while showering and brushing my teeth

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all of the water in the room is salt

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water and from what I've read most of

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the tap water into Loom is that way the

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other thing that we heard about this

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place is that there's no power but then

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our concierge brought us into the room

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and we actually have two outlets by the

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bed and then a switch that turns on the

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main light in the room it doesn't give

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off a ton of light but there's

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definitely power in the room there's

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also Wi-Fi in the room I will say the

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fact that all of these windows behind

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the bed and on the door here don't close

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I already have anxiety when like

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housekeeping comes knocking at the door

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now they can just seeing we've got

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that caption for this pin it is

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literally Pinterest in real life so

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realistic or unrealistic I'm going to

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say realistic but you pay the price like

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was it 20 times better than the jungle

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treehouse you let me know in the

13:45

comments next we are heading to our

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first food experience so at this point

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as you might expect my Pinterest feed is

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just down a deep Rabbit Hole of unique

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Mexico vacation experiences and this pin

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caught my eye it's a restaurant in a

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cave there's only a few pictures but it

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looks like a real cave so we made a

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reservation we plugged the address into

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Google Maps and headed to we're here the

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middle of downtown padel Carmen it is

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this place right there what this a fake

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cave okay here we are at the cave

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restaurant this is not what I was

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expecting I thought it was going to be

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like in the jungle somewhere as you can

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hear and see it is not in the

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jungle car alarm going off okay here we

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go so at this point I'm fully thinking

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we got duped but as we walked in oh

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okay thank you way

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please oh all right I'm pleasantly

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surprised already and we're going down

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actually oh my go no way it's a literal

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cave oh my gosh I can't believe somebody

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just like stumbled upon this and they

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were like hey let's put a restaurant in

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here we're not even in the actual

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restaurant yet and I'm losing my mind

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cool Vibes really cool Vibes I mean

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already I feel like the Pinterest

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pictures don't do this place Justice for

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how cool it is so the actual restaurant

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part of the cave spans about two blocks

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underneath the city this place just

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keeps

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going but the rest of the cave is 10 km

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deep dang all right I had my doubts but

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we're here and it's pretty realistic we

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have no prices on the menu so it's that

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kind of restaurant oh my gosh the golden

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steak 35 oz steak covered in 24 karat

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gold we're getting it the presentation

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of this thing was impressive like this

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is a literal work of

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art really tast the gold no I also got

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the most beautiful beet salad for dinner

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we ordered some bread that came with