Started the year off with two amazing friends who came for a week visit, then a surprise lengthened stayed in a great apartment with a small catch and a few adventures to round out the month. Oh and maybe I found a few things I'd been looking for too.
|Hey Brad, Chris and John here|
20 years it's been since 5 young engineering students had a week of fun in the sun and this was the Reunion
in Mexico again. Of course a little older and wiser, but the smiles and good conversation did not change. Basically we ate too much, hit the beach and drank a few beers.
Flash Reunion Apartment
|La Perla Pixan|
|Love people jumping on the|
dance floor at restaurants
|One group's K Shaw. at Caiman|
|I'm still amazed by this photo.|
Libre (Freedom) shown on the foam
as the light hit the glass perfectly.
|This looks interesting|
|Boom! at Abolengo bartina|
|Chiltepin again, so good|
|A little Engineering by Johnny to |
stop the water leak behind the washer
|"Hole in the corner" at calle 6 and 25 ave|
|Roof top pool time|
|John, Chris and Me|
|Oh it's a good pool|
|Beach walking near the Reef Resort|
|Pimp place - Deck 5 bar|
|Good views from here|
Another night out and with luck catching the Beanheads band.
Check out this Beatbox guy...Unbelievable!
|Guy from Montreal|
jumped up with the band
and kicked ass with a
mouth organ and singing
Side Track - The original plan was to leave the same day as the boys heading back to Canada, but the job I was scheduled to do fell through so I cancelled my flight and stuck around. Good choice! I booked a place the day before we all parted ways and settled in on CTM ave which turned out to be a great spot! No pool, but it has a roof top jacuzzi and a much better community of people living there.
|Local bus on 30th ave, $0.30|
|Wow, rough looking seat, but I bet|
A lovely well priced studio apartment. Perfect!
|My friend Marina|
found this place for me
Just a regular well appointed studio apartment...with one catch...PLAY video to find out what happens at 9am and 9pm.
|A studio with separation|
And the stunning building rooftop Terrace
|Did I mention the Jacuzzi?|
|It's a beautiful rooftop|
|And only 6 blocks from the beach|
|Young mexican kids already|
fully employed crushing cans
|Roof top watch dogs|
|Love in the air|
|The part of 5th Ave few get to see,|
but the best part i'd say
|Calle 70 access to the Beach|
|Oh, I can live near here|
Caught in the beginning of a Storm which lasted the 30 min cold walk home.
Visiting Trevor C and his family at Paamul Beach.
|What a spot|
|Ok guys, you got your gear figured?|
|That's a white fleshy canadian shark behind me|
Amazing how these Stingrays can blend in.
And finally (truly finally as I hadn't visited last year either) I made it to Chichen Itza, thanks for inspiring me Vicky. Although I can't say Chichen Itza blew me away anymore than Tulum or Copan, but the Oxman cenote and the trip itself were a blast!
"City Car Rental"
|Love these motocarts|
|And all other stuff on the road|
|Selfie it up...Naaaaahhhhhhh|
|The famous sport field for|
|Over 100 vendors selling you|
every step of the way
Chichen Itza in the shade getting my learn on. "The Entrance"
Yep, there really are people all over the place at Chichen Itza
Ok...now to really enjoy the day at Oxman cenote about 25 km from Chichen Itza on the road to Tulum. 350 pesos for two people which covers lunch and a free entry to the cenote instead of 100 pesos just for the cenote, no lunch.
|Come on in, it's lovely|
|This place is great.|
|Secret entrance, exciting|
Cenote Oxman down below.
|Very cool look at the roots|
|From the top near the resto and pool|
|Bargain $1500 CAD|
|Take a break|
|Like $2 for 20 litres, delivered!|
|Flip Flop repaired by upholster guy|
|Nice cheap bar with a view|
|Classic Argentina girl with her custom|
mate bag for the beach