Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mexico, Te Quiero

The CDC is advising against non-essential travel to Mexico. Swine disease? Really? Today's news sounded more like a scene out of a Kafka novel.

I was thinking about Mexico today. I love the people, the food, the history. I visited it twice in college (yes, for that very cliched rite of passage called Spring Break) and then about three years ago Mr. S and I decided that we needed a beach vacation. We're not exactly the kind of people who can go and lie on a beach for days on end but we were both working so hard and we were so tired that we needed to just go and lie on the sand somewhere. We were going away for 10 days and we decided that we would visit Mexico because it was close, we could lie on the beach and we could explore. We flew there and rented a car and just drove. We ended up driving around the Yucatan Peninsula for a few days and then ended up just north of Tulum to vegetate on the beach.

I don't really want to talk about Swine Flu here but I figured I could share some of my images of this beautiful place with you...

Encanto

Taxi

Hammocks for Sale

Plates for Sale





Mayan Clouds and Shadows



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15 comments:

Rai Robledo said...

Preciosas fotos Mónica!

Dallas Shaw said...

how vibrant

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The Beauty File said...

Such outrageous colors! Such a beautiful shot of the sea! I want to go to there... : )

Erin said...

Your photos are beautiful!
I've always wanted to visit Mexico, especially for the history and the ruins!

kelly said...

wow! amazing photos. look how perfect that water is.....

i heard its humid in NY. but the next couple weeks is over cast and rain! my hubs is out there now ill be out there thursday! i cant wait!

Savvy Mode SG said...

beautiful images. yeah, with the swine flu, i think if everyone is just a little more careful, i think we will be okay.

umama said...

Your bw portrait is fantastic!

tanya said...

your ability to capture stunning images and eye for color is just so incredibly awe-inspiring. WOW. :-)

drollgirl said...

FAB PHOTOS!!!

i love mexico, too. and i hope they get it together soon.

i went on one of the best vacations ever in mexico. it was magic. so fun. it was years ago and i think of it often, particularly when i am dying to escape!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these images are gorgeous! so vivid--(hey we've been to tulum too (twice!) and drove into the interior to vallodolid!) swine flu be damned (but wash your hands every five minutes anyway monica!!!!)

Kristin said...

Love the ceramic plates shot. Amazing colors!

mieletcannelle said...

I can't remember who said it, but I think "There are epidemics, pandemics and hysteria, and we only have one of those. It isn't the first two." *chuckle*
Beautiful photos again gal.

Carlotta said...

mexico is a wonderful land, I've spenr there 2 months few years ago and I felt in love with the colors sounds people..great photos the "hammocks" is my fav!!

Nahual said...

Fantasticas fotos Monica!!! ya sabes que Mêxico tambien te quiere!!!

The Lil Bee said...

This might be my favorite series of yours.