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Playa del Carmen, Mexico - January 2008

Pictures from my trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in January 2008. It is rather nice to go someplace where it's 82 degrees and breezy when it's 40 degrees at home. I wholeheartedly recommend taking vacations to tropical locales during the winter!

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Some pictures of the town of Playa del Carmen
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Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), the main touristy part of town
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Quinta Avenida
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Down to the dock, where you can catch the ferry to Cozumel
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Wal-Mart in Mexico. Ugh
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Mechanic shop
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This is someone's house. It's not very visible, but there is laundry on the line right outside
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Another house. This is in stark contrast to the touristy area, where everything is nice and clean
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Glass embedded in a wall to stop people from jumping over it
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Paradise!
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The view from my little rented chair underneath a thatch umbrella
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The ruins of the Mayan city of Tulum
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The view from the cliff where the city resides
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I don't particulary like this picture of me, but it is proof that I was there
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The beach at the bottom of the cliff
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An iguana enjoying the weather. They were all over the place in Mexico.
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Xel-Ha (pronounced Shell-Ha), an Eco-Park. Basically this is what Disney tries to achieve with there themed waterparks, except it's all real
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Xel-ha
Snorkeling in a cave at Xel-Ha
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Sunrise on the beach
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Some pictures around the little hotel I stayed at, Aqualuna Hotel.
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More Mayan ruins scattered around Playacar, a resort area in Playa del Carmen
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