Volume 13, Issue 28; 31 Aug 2010; last modified 16 Dec 2010

Cancun and a day trip to the Riviera Maya brings me to country number 16.

Mexico is country number sixteen for me. While Deb was working in the Dominican Republic, she won a few free nights at another resort. (She won it by pulling me in front of the crowd so we could learn some sort of latin dance; by all rights, it's probably the luckless audience forced to watch me dance that deserved the free nights.)

We chose to spend those days, plus a couple more, in Cancún a week or so ago.

We relaxed a little, but also did our best to explore as much as we could of the beautiful country.

We started with a tour to Isla Mujeres

This is, according to our guide, where several Corona commercials have been filmed, if that's the sort of thing you care about.

Pub signs are something I do care about.

Check out the size of that flag.

The next day, we rented a car and drove down to Tulum and stopped at Xel-Ha Park to escape from the heat.

On the following day, we drove to Chichen Itza.

After another hot walk, we found an underground Cenote.

Cool? Yes. Crystal clear, blue water? Not really. Creepy? A little. Would I try it again? Yes, probably.

All-in-all, a lovely time. Next time: more archeological sites in a cooler month. For the rest of the pictures, see Mexico, 2010 on Flickr.


I don't think I've ever seen you smile that widely.

One of the pictures is unavailable. (It's Chichén Itzá, by the way.)

Are you still using TagSoup to sanitize? If so, there's no longer a link to it here in the comment form. Also, I miss blank lines turning into paragraphs.

—Posted by John Cowan on 14 Oct 2010 @ 01:50 UTC #

I don't know why Flickr says that image is unavailable. If you click on it, it clearly is. Temporary glitch, maybe?

Regarding TagSoup, no, it was expedient to use the server's built in version of Tidy, that's why I took out the link.

I miss the blank lines, too. I think it's likely that I'll go back and reimplement the TagSoup based sanitizer. In the fullness of time.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 14 Oct 2010 @ 05:40 UTC #