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la belleza del pueblo mexicano

Photo by my mum Jane Bettany.

My last trip to the Mayan Riviera marked my sixth trip to Mexico. Every time I am in Mexico, I am always warmed by the beauty, kindness, and generosity of the people. Here are a few pictures of people I met, or passed by that I captured in Akumal and Tulum.

School Boy Infront of Aquarium Mural, Akumal, Mexico

I saw a small school and library from the road and walked into the courtyard. I saw this tiny boy playing with blocks in front of a bright blue wall with an aquarium mural. I was just able to grab this shot before he ran off.

Maria (shopkeeper), Akumal, Mayan Riviera, Mexico copy

She was soooo shy and I had to pester her for quite a while for her to allow me to take a photo of her. But she was still so shy and giggling, so I quickly snapped this candid while she looked away.

After school coconut snacks, Akumal

nomnomnom these kids were shucking these coconuts so quickly with their teeth!

Dancers, Grand Sirenis Resort, Akumal, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Super fantastic Hollywood tribute show at the Grand Sirenis Resort where I was staying. It was almost as fun as the sweet Pixar themed blacklight show they put on the next night.

construction workers, Tulum, Mexico

There is a lot of development going on in the Mayan Riviera down near Tulum. i really hope they don’t develop too much. It would be such a shame to destroy the natural beauty of this area. These construction workers were not really thrilled at me taking pictures of them. A leedle bit of attitude.

little girl playing in water at Akumal Beach, Mayan Riviera, Mexico

En español:
Mi último viaje a la Riviera Maya marcado mi sexto viaje a Mexico. Cada vez que estoy en Mexico, siempre me ha calentado por la belleza, bondad y generosidad del pueblo. Aquí están algunas fotos de gente que conocí, o pasado de que me capturaron.

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  • Reply
    Scuba Steve
    April 29, 2008 at 3:25 AM

    Great pictures as usual Lisa. Hopefully you took a moment to cruise down the Lazy River at least once while in the Mayan. Sitting on the tube with a drink in your hand is a great way to relax.

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    Darren Barefoot
    April 29, 2008 at 7:57 AM

    Out of curiosity, why do you keep coming back to Mexico, as opposed to going elsewhere?

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    April 29, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    I like that this blog entry consisted mostly of photos of locals. There’s some beautiful people out there.

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    Pablo Pérez Cahuenas
    April 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    En tu próximo viaje a Latinoamérica, tienes que venir a Ecuador. Un país hermoso, lindísimo.

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    April 29, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Great pictures!.
    I love the color of the picture in the marketplace. I live in Mexico and I always was wonder for its colors.
    Did you travel to Mexico City?

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    April 29, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Te felicito, Lisa. Este es probablemente el mejor post que he visto en tu blog en mucho tiempo. Of course, I’m biased b/c I’m Mexican myself, but it really is a very good post.

    @ Darren – I don’t know Lisa’s answer, but there are SO many beautiful things about Mexico, people keep going back (or staying there).

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    Darren Barefoot
    April 29, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    @Raul – Fair enough. I’m always hyper-aware of all the great places I miss whenever I travel, because I’m at some other great place. That’s one reason why I try to live abroad. Unfortunately, I’m time-limited, and there are too many countries.

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    @Scuba Dude — i maaay have taken a few vids of me floating on an awesome inflatable animal. giggle.

    @Pasquale — 1. moustashe 2. canadian bears 3. maple syrup hats

    @Darren — proximity and cost factor in of course in the family/friends at a resort trips i have take. i have always wanted to travel through central and south america. it will be the first place i go when i get a little $$$ in the bank. but i do love Mexico and would love to explore it more backpacking stylez. i just always feel so happy there and find the people so kind and genuine.

    @fotoeins — there are. i would love to take a picture of each and everyone! if they’d let me. :p

    @Raul — aww thanks! i loved my time in Mexico. i met so many beautiful Mexican people on my trip. i wish my Spanish was better so i could have meaningful conversations… i need to practice more! and i can’t wait to go back. where in Mexico are you from?

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    May 11, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    ¡Que bonitas fotografías haz tomado! Felicidades. Además de ser bonita por fuera, eres una bonita persona.

    Por cierto, tienes muy buen español escrito, quisiera decir lo mismo de mi ingles.

    Saludos desde Morelos, de un blogger mexicano.


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    May 12, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    I thought I was going to be the only spanish comment…

    Acá va, yo voto por Guatemala, solo un poquito más al sur! Esta PETEN, IZABAL, Y ANTIGUA GUATEMALA! yeah the same where Survivor ;).

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    Maricruz Vitolas
    June 14, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Llegué a tu blog de casualidad. Me gustó mucho!. Saludos!

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    Miss Julie
    November 1, 2010 at 5:57 AM

    Sounds lovely! I just came back from mexico last year and find myself addicted to these incredible enchilada recipes now!! Must go back next year sometime, I think, and this time head off the beaten road a little. Looking to reading more!

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