Turning the tide: the independent documentary «The Dark Side of Tulum»

Turning the tide: the independent documentary «The Dark Side of Tulum»

Many travelers are blinded by the beauty of the Riviera Maya. And rightly so, this place is incredible: even for me as a local it is still hard to believe that here white beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, turquoise water, lush green jungle, mangroves, lagoons and crystal clear cenotes come together in an area only one-third the size of Germany. 

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A strong current: many reasons for hope

A strong current: many reasons for hope

A walk on a beach anywhere on earth can pull you down into the depths of black despair like an anchor. There’s plastic wherever you look. In the worst places trash even seems to outnumber the grains of sand. What humans did to nature is the worst crime committed on this planet: the mass extinction of countless species. And with it even our own race, if we continue like this. 

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Stay afloat: it all starts from yourself

Stay afloat: it all starts from yourself

The world is full of horrible news. About the environment, politics, and so forth. The whole globe is in a crisis. Bad for sure. But good, too. Why? Because finally people are looking at the troubles. They are so visible now, that they are not more possible to ignore. But I don’t want delve into the problems. They are here. Obviously. Discussing them will not make the oceans cleaner, feed people or change governments. Lets get up from our computers, out of our office chairs and comfortable homes – it’s time to finally do something. 

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Deep dive: the struggles inside the tourist wave

Deep dive: the struggles inside the tourist wave

I’m in love with Tulum. But I’m not walking around just wearing pink glasses. Honestly, not everything is paradise here. The small fishing village of Tulum turned too quickly into a dream destination. 50 years ago only a few adventurous travelers visited the yet untamed Mayan jungle settlement. Now Tulum deals with over 2 million visitors each year. Plus the according issues.

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