Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mexico - Evening 2

I'd like to say this set is 'Day 2' of Mexico, but believe it or not I didn't always have my camera with me and for most of this day I didn't. We spent most of the day in the water, so I wasn't bringing my camera. Besides the beach, there were various other ways to enjoy the water. In the morning we started out relaxing in the lazy river. Well, I say relaxing what I mean is trying to stay afloat of the inner-tubes without falling off. The next stop was the wave pool, followed by the swim-up bar. I'll let you guess which of the two I enjoyed more. We spent whatever remained of the day before the sun went down, on the actual beach. Closer to dinner time we left to make reservations. I decided to bring my camera with me this time.

On our way to dinner I took this evening shot of one of the pools. The other side of this, was the wave pool. Further on was the whirl-pool with water colder than the swimming pool. We figured out quickly why no one was in it.

After dinner we stopped at one of the many cocktail lounges. I had to take a picture of the bar, as a possible reference next time I redecorate the 'Sugar Shack', my basement bar. I love the lights under the bottles.

Because no one else was with us on the trip, we decided to do a shot of El Jimador for everyone not able to make it with us. That is to say we did one shot for everyone, not one shot for everyone not there.

I tried to get my sister to pose, as if she were pondering a difficult move. She ended up looking more upset over something. Of course she had nothing to be upset over, it's not like we were kidnapped or anything.

Actually, that reminds me of our trip to Playa del Carmen. Of course you'll have to wait till next time to hear that story.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mexico - Day 1

We arrived in Mexico mid-day on Thursday. Our driver picked us up immediately after we left the airport, so we didn't have to worry about travel to the resort. It gave us more time to sight see before arriving at Iberostar - Paraiso Maya.

The room was surprisingly big, plenty of space to store our stuff and have a place to unwind after a hard day of relaxing on the beach.

The walkways between the actual resort and the beach were nicely done. I loved the exclusive feeling to it all. The trees and overhanging plants added to the atmosphere fantastically.

As we walked along I made it my goal to make sure I took a picture of anything unfamiliar to me. My sister wanted to make sure I took a few pictures of the flora.

One of the few shots I allowed to be taken of myself. Chris thought I needed a few since I didn't get many pictures of myself while in London.

I certainly had no idea I would run into an undiscovered animal. I've never seen these things before, but learned they are called Coatis. Very tame animals, and they were everywhere! Of course they were likely sustaining themselves from all the food scraps being left behind by uncaring tourists. There were many signs asking not to feed them, I guess some people just don't know how to read.

Having checked in, eaten and explored for a bit we decided to spend the rest of the day on the beach till dinner time.

We had reservations for dinner at a steak place (yes, part of the all-inclusive package), but I still found time to make a play on the large chess-board I discovered. Hope it didn't spoil anyone's game in progress.

After dinner was done, we did our best to walk around and explore. I didn't bring my camera after dinner so I have no pictures of the show we ran into just after. They were doing a lot of musical numbers from Broadway plays such as the 'Lion King', 'Cats', 'Chicago' and several others. We got "lost" on our way back to our room. Of course I rather enjoy getting lost in a new place. I did the same thing one evening in London.
PS - This photo was not taken by me. The rest were.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gorilla Marketting - Cadbury Style

As much as I dread commercials over my favourite television shows, there are a few that stand out. This Cadbury gorilla marketing video is fantastic! Cadbury Dairy Milk - It does the body good. And oh yea, why can't I see something like this in real life?