Landing in Cancun was pretty wild, seeing the beaches and mangroves from the air. Most of the airport employees were wearing masks and I did get a little sketched out every time I heard someone cough or sneeze. I got through customs fairly quickly, got my rental car and I was on my way to Tulum.
The highway is in really good condition, though it'll take a bit of getting used to people's driving and a slight difference in signage. I ended up taking a couple of wrong exists, but it wasn't long before I turned around and continued on the right way.
I got to Tulum around 5:30pm, just after the Maya ruins site closed. I will have to explore it tomorrow. With the time I had left in the day, I walked over to the nearby beach and dipped my feet into the warm water. It's quite beautiful and I may have to go for a swim tomorrow.
Now I'm sitting at a restaurant near the beach. I just finished eating a delicious meal and I'm drinking a grande margarita by candle light while typing on my laptop. The swine flu is pretty far from my mind.Tulum beach: