Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at William Lawsons (and there are so many of us!) we would like to wish everyone that we have met during the last year - and what the heck the year before that too - the bestest of holiday wishes greetings and salutations!! 2011 is the start of yet another decade in the interminable march towards 2012 when the world will surely come to an end, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar and prophesies which are highly subject to different readings and conversions to our Gregorian calendar.

Of course, 2012 Sarah Palin might be elected in the US in 2012 and that would mean all kinds of things that would then relate back to the previously-alluded-to end of the world scenario. But, as Bill Maher would say, I kid the Tea Partiers and Republicans, many of whom I love dearly as friends in spite of their political inclinations.

Please celebrate responsibly and if you must drink (and mustn't we all) please hire a personal car and driver to be your designated transportation for the evening. :)

Happy 2011!

Photos from PiƱata Street in downtown Merida this holiday season:










Monday, December 13, 2010

A Quick Trip to Chunkanaan aka Cuzama Cenotes

There is enough time, as it turns out, to take a trip from Progreso to visit the famous cenotes of Cuzama - which are really the famous cenotes of Chunkanaan since that is where the tourist attraction began - and still be back in time to have fried fish at the beach five hours later! That was proven today with my cousins who arrived in Progreso and were back beachside in time for a siesta and dinner prep.

I have posted some photos of the cenotes below. Notice the crystal clear blue water!











Sunday, December 5, 2010

Uayalceh Hacienda Photos PLUS Cemetery

People are always asking for more photos so here some good ones (well I think they are pretty good for a mobile phone camera). These were taken after visiting the Sotuta de Peon hacienda (tour) at the nearby abandoned Uayalceh hacienda; the town was preparing the virgin inside for the procession through the town and so for the first time I was able to peek inside the haciendas chapel! Then, past Uayalceh, on a tiny back road to the Temozon hacienda and Uxmal highway, a stop at a desolate cemetery provided some fantastic photos and a glimpse of open graves and bones. Really.

Enjoy!