Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Celesun & Cuzama

I have not been very good at keeping my promise to myself to update this blog every week… but oh well, an entry every two weeks is not that bad, right? right? Anyway here are some pictures I took during the past couple of weeks. The photos are from the cenotes in Cuzama and from a national park in the northern part of Yucatan called Celestun. The cenote photos did not turn out quite as well as I hoped… but then again I was just using a crappy little Olympus point-and-shoot… next time ill take my canon and a tripod or something. The photos from Celestun on the other hand worked out really well… which surprised me since the light was really flat and I was having lots of problems getting all those birds in to focus… but oh well. Anyway here are the pics.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tomando Agua de Pozo

Tomorrow my Mom will be presenting her book “Tomando Agua de Pozo” which is as she calls it “A guide for the Neophyte Yucatecan”. Anyway I don’t usually endorse anything on my blog… but of course I will make an exception for this. The book is selling at 200 pesos (roughly 20 dollars) with 50 pesos going towards the IWC’s charities in Merida. Good going mom, we are all very proud!

Here is a article about the book (Spanish)

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy Belated 2008

Well it has been a few weeks since I last posted. Things have been really busy with the moving back to Merida, Christmas and everything… but all and all everything has gone quite smoothly. I am very happy to be back in Merida, Vancouver is a nice place but is definitely NOT for me. I am moved in to my little house in the north of the city and I am really loving being a home owner… its such a different feeling from just renting. Christmas was nice and really relaxed this year… and new years was completely uneventful. It was the first Christmas in a few year that I was with my entire family, so that was cool. Also my friend Roque visited from Guadalajara so it was good to see him to… we spent a few days running around some lesser known Mayan archaeological sites, so that was really fun and cool. Anyway here are a bunch of pictures I have taken in the last couple of weeks. Thanks for reading, and happy belated New Year!

Old windmill in Ake

Remains of a Mayan Pyramid in Ake

Remains of another Pyramid in Ake

The kind of road you sometimes have to suffer to get to some very remote sites

My counsin Cydney and I in Vancouver

My family and I

Colonial convent in Izamal

Kinch Kak Moo Pyramid in Itzamal... what you can see in the picture is the top section of it which is built on top of a larger pyramid that suports and artificial platform... this thing is masive

Izamal is called the "yellow city" for obvious reasons