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Yucatan Peninsula - Day 7 - Cenotes

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 7 — Cenotes

Woul­da, shoul­da, coul­da. Along with every­thing else, the Yucatan penin­su­la is also known for its cenotes, or sort of sink­hole caves, result­ing from the lime­stone geol­o­gy. There are too many to vis­it, but we had a hard time pick­ing even one to vis­it. We were dri­ving by them in the mid­dle of our trip and should...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 6 - Isla Holbox

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 6 — Isla Holbox

We were done ear­ly after our bird­ing tour in Rio Lagar­tos, and so we head­ed for our sec­ond relax­ing day on the beach on Isla Hol­box. It is a quick fer­ry ride from Chiquila to the island, and then we walked down the sand streets to the beach and found a hotel. This was our sec­ond small...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

Birds, birds, birds. Rio Lagar­tos is anoth­er town at the end of the road, but this time on a lagoon. The area is known for bird­watch­ing, and it is anoth­er pro­tect­ed Mex­i­can bios­phere reserve. Along with Celestun, this is one of the places to find large flamin­go colonies. We didn’t see the thou­sands of flamin­gos that...
Preview - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Preview — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

I don’t have the time to fin­ish edit­ing all of the Rio Lagar­tos pic­tures today, but since they are the super-awe­some bird shots, I want­ed to put up a cou­ple of teasers. Back soon with many more flamin­gos. That’s one kick-ass tiger heron.
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 4 - Chichen Itza

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 4 — Chichen Itza

Since I don’t real­ly count Tulum, this was day 2 with Mayan ruins. I wasn’t expect­ing much from Chichen Itza, even with its won­der-of-the-world sta­tus, but I was pleas­ant­ly sur­prised. It was inter­est­ing — not that we took a tour. So, you will have to excuse the lack of infor­ma­tion in the pic­ture cap­tions, because I know not what I am look­ing...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 3 - Cobá

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 3 — Cobá

After real­ly relax­ing into the vaca­tion in Pun­ta Allen, we head­ed inland for the Mayan ruins por­tion of the vaca­tion. Our first stop was Cobá, where the site has not been cleared of jun­gle around the ruins and you can climb to the top of the tallest pyra­mid (in the whole Yucatan). The town of...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 2 - Punta Allen

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 2 — Punta Allen

Step 1. Leave Tulum head­ing south. Stay on the coastal road. Step 2. Dri­ve to end of road. Step 3. Once in town, dri­ve to end of road. Step 4. Stay in beach cabana on prac­ti­cal­ly pri­vate beach. Require­ments: faith that the town real­ly exists at the end of the road and bug repel­lent. Snorkel...
Time to run some of this ceviche off

Time to run some of this ceviche off

And get to edit­ing. Back from the Yucatan and Quin­tana Roo and feel­ing relief from the heat and humid­i­ty. Some­times a week can feel like a nice long time. Lots of amaz­ing birds, sights, food, and time with my guy help. As if the flamin­gos aren’t teas­ing enough, the route we took:
More Acrobatics!

More Acrobatics!

Both a demand of life in gen­er­al and an excla­ma­tion about the show Pun­tos Sus­pen­sivos by the Mer­me­ji­ta Cir­cus last night. Won­der­ful, sim­ply won­der­ful. Also, how I feel late­ly about the twists and turns in all my projects, and then the title is read as an exas­per­at­ed sigh.
The morning routine

The morning routine

Before cof­fee: Cof­fee is ready!!!: First sip, still fuzzy: A few sips in: Ready to go:   My apolo­gies to the won­der­ful Tomo­mi Mori­mo­to for slight­ly rear­rang­ing the order and cer­tain­ly mis­in­ter­pret­ing the mean­ing of her per­for­mance and for my own pur­pos­es.
The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! For­get all oth­er ways of mark­ing Peace Corps ser­vice time, I am now just count­ing time in between fes­ti­vals of acro­bat­ics. Tonight was the kick-off of the 5th annu­al Fes­ti­val Inter­na­cional Alter­na­ti­vo de Artes Escéni­cas, or Sigu­ien­tesce­na. It seems a lit­tle small­er than last year, but there is...
Critical Mass in Mexico

Critical Mass in Mexico

Or, as it is known here, Saca la Bici. It pass­es my win­dow every Wednes­day evening and I often watch them go with­out my cam­era. Final­ly I more than just got off my duff to stick myself and my cam­era out the win­dow. Now I just need a bicy­cle to join them.