Friday, March 29, 2013

Jungle fashion!!!

Not long ago my boyfriend and I made this beautiful trip to the south of Mexico, Chiapas and Tabasco that is just tropical jungle and where the famous ruins of Palenque are. I love that place!

The weather is super hot but still very humid, so you sweat like crazy. So either no make-up or waterproof make up is the best option (if you really need it), and never, ever, under any circumstance, forget sunblock, whatever your skin color is. However, is it possible to look trendy in the jungle? Of course it is! But there are some things you have to consider :)

1) If you can't handle sleeves or long denim trousers (yes, they have to be thick) in the jungle (because of the sun), you must and absolute must use sunblock and bug repellent!!!! The beach is something else, but the bug repellent is an absolute must.
Sunglasses: NEVER forget them!

Shame but these flip flops were totally useless, ants bite you all the time, there are loads of scorpions, and whatever you might imagine, and if you decide to have a walk, your feet are gonna end up covered in mud (I learned the bad way)

ALWAYS: have water with you. My boyfriend and I got lost in the jungle for around an hour and I could have killed for some water (and we were stupid enough not to bring any, fortunatelly an archeologist found us)

And of course: Never forget your camera. 
And to avoid getting suburned on the neck, is a good idea to let your hair hang.

The small flat boots are the best for the jungle: not heavy, thick enough to avoid bug bites, good for walking and not nearly as hot as the long ones. Here I am under a waterfall after my first day of mistakes: boots, and even though you can't see it, a lot of water in my backpack (and swimming suit under the clothes)


And I must insist: Even if you are just walking from the hotel room to the pool, you really need at least flip flops, and if you are gonna walk at night with them, you absolutely need a torch, here is why:

Some "cute things" we found just outside our bedroom:
 The scorpion king (it was around 12 cms long)

And I named this "cute" spider "Dulce". Dulce means sweet in Spanish and since she behaved really good because she never broke into our room, I decided to call her that way, she came back every night though. It was 15 cms diameter!!! 

How to avoid this kinda cute things in your room? Roll a towel and stick it between the end of the door and the floor the tightest you can. And do the same when you leave the room from the outside. At least big bugs wont be able to fit in.

And here are other "cuties" we found:
(I know this has nothing to do with fashion, but gosh! I love them!!)
 This is a cuija, a typical south mexico white lizard (tinier than the regular ones) that makes a very funny sound (like throwing kisses), they are cute but too fast for you to catch them.

 Wild screaming monkey

 Another wild screaming monkey. The camera had a good zoom because they live very high up on the trees, but it is awesome to see them moving!

And another "cutie", but better to keep your distance with this one ;)