December 23rd, 2013
In its heyday, the Mayan city of Tulum was a major trading port, with shipments of valuable goods such as jade and obsidian fueling the local economy. Today, it’s a travel resort that appeals equally to explorers seeking to enrich their archaeological knowledge, as well as tourists more inclined towards beach- and yoga-fueled varieties of sun-worship. Both will find common ground at the Time and Space Festival, dancing to the psychedelic trance of Atmos, or watching the world premiere of Atomic-Weight’s Dragon Tales.
Cocoa beans were another valuable item in Mayan trade, with annual festivals in honor of the patron deity of cacao, Ek Chuah. In between festival sets, refresh yourself with this simple recipe for a Mexican Chocolate Shake with Chipotle and Almond – its blend of cool vanilla bean ice cream and hot chipotles will make your spirit transcend traditional chocolate milk shakes.