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Cancun, Mexico - April 2008

My hotel - Hyatt Regency
My hotel - Hyatt Regency
View outside hotel balcony
View outside hotel balcony
Hotel balcony
Hotel balcony
Lighthouse at the end of the beach
Lighthouse at the end of the beach
The beach for the hotel next door
The beach for the hotel next door
My hotel room
My hotel room
The bathroom
The bathroom
Across from the bed
Across from the bed
Looking towards the door
Looking towards the door
Outside my hotel room into the main atrium - 14th Floor
Outside my hotel room into the main atrium - 14th Floor
Poolside
Poolside
Hard Rock Cafe - Cancun
Hard Rock Cafe - Cancun
Mayan statue on the side of the road
Mayan statue on the side of the road
Mayan statue on the side of the road
Mayan statue on the side of the road
One of the many cenotes (underground rivers) near Chichen Itza
One of the many cenotes (underground rivers) near Chichen Itza
They let you swim in the cenote
They let you swim in the cenote
Or you can jump into the cenote
Or you can jump into the cenote
All together now...
All together now...
People waiting in line to jump
People waiting in line to jump
You can jump in head first
You can jump in head first
It is actually quite pretty
It is actually quite pretty
Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza
Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza
The main pyramid, built for astronomical purposes
The main pyramid, built for astronomical purposes
Another angle
Another angle
And another angle
And another angle
The observatory
The observatory
Observatory
Observatory
Two times a year, sunlight casts a shadow down the side of the staircase...
Two times a year, sunlight casts a shadow down the side of the staircase...
...to the bottom, where the rain god comes down from heaven
...to the bottom, where the rain god comes down from heaven
The side door leads inside, to another smaller pyramid
The side door leads inside, to another smaller pyramid
This is where human sacrifies took place
This is where human sacrifies took place
Ball court
Ball court
Deer at Xcaret park
Deer at Xcaret park
More deer
More deer
Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea
Jaguar
Jaguar
The same jaguar
The same jaguar
Coral reef aquarium
Coral reef aquarium
An iguana trying to blend in with its surroundings
An iguana trying to blend in with its surroundings
St. Francis of Assisi Church, inside the Xcaret park
St. Francis of Assisi Church, inside the Xcaret park
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi
The altar area
The altar area
Closeup
Closeup
Looking back towards the main entrance
Looking back towards the main entrance
St. Joseph statue
St. Joseph statue
Mayan cemetary
Mayan cemetary
Pink flamingos
Pink flamingos
These are supposed to be bats, it was very dark and so the blurry shot since I could not use the flash
These are supposed to be bats, it was very dark and so the blurry shot since I could not use the flash
Underground river at Xcaret
Underground river at Xcaret
The water is so clear
The water is so clear
Parrots
Parrots
Parrots
Parrots
Traditional Mexican dancers
Traditional Mexican dancers
They are performing a dance for us
They are performing a dance for us
At night was a big show at Xcaret
At night was a big show at Xcaret
This was the entrance to the show arena
This was the entrance to the show arena
Everyone sat in stadium seats
Everyone sat in stadium seats
The show started with the Mayan era
The show started with the Mayan era
They showed us how they used to play ball games
They showed us how they used to play ball games
The captain of the winning team would actually have his head cut off
The captain of the winning team would actually have his head cut off
Looks like fun, doesn't it?
Looks like fun, doesn't it?
Fireball game
Fireball game
Pretty dangerous
Pretty dangerous
Then the Spanish came
Then the Spanish came
Different musical dances
Different musical dances
Big finish
Big finish
A wedding reception on the beach, from my hotel balcony
A wedding reception on the beach, from my hotel balcony
Closeup
Closeup
Mexican restaurant for dinner
Mexican restaurant for dinner
Mariachi group
Mariachi group


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