Miami and Mexico 2008

Dodging hurricanes in the Caribbean :-)
IMG 1446  The Pelican Hotel, Miami Beach.  Owned by Diesel (the jeans people)!  IMG 1450  Funky hallway decor  IMG 1766  Room 302...  IMG 1764  ...aka the Big Bamboo room!  IMG 1419  Plenty of bamboo themed furniture  IMG 1420  Lots of architectural attention to detail 
IMG 1421  View of South Beach (behind the palm trees)  IMG 1743  First cocktail of many  IMG 1422  Art Deco frenzy!  IMG 1423  Ocean Drive  IMG 1425  IMG 1427  Just like Formby 
IMG 1429  Beer at the News Cafe  IMG 1430  Sea Grapes, apparently  IMG 1750  More beer, at the hotel bar  IMG 1751  IMG 1752  IMG 1756  Sunset on the beach 
IMG 1757  Getting quite windy as Hurricane Gustav approaches  IMG 1759  Happy Birthday to me!  IMG 1763  IMG 1451  IMG 1433  More art deco  IMG 1439  Stormy pre-Gustav weather 
IMG 1442  Still people on the beach though!  IMG 1443  IMG 1445  IMG 1448  IMG 1449  Look at those palm trees blowing!  IMG 1768  Escaping the bad weather, on the way to Mexico 
IMG 1772  Room 415 at the Rosewood Mayakoba  IMG 1771  Front door  IMG 1453  IMG 1454  Nice balcony  IMG 1455  IMG 1456  The lounge 
IMG 1457  Long walk to the bathroom  IMG 1458  Suitably large TV, just like home  IMG 1459  Enormous bed  IMG 1460  IMG 1461  IMG 1462  Outdoor shower! 
IMG 1464  Lots more bamboo  IMG 1465  View of the lagoon from the balcony  IMG 1770  IMG 1773  IMG 1774  IMG 1776 
IMG 1467  Funky lighting  IMG 1468  IMG 1777  Drinks in the bar  IMG 1778  This happened a lot  IMG 1469  Private beach  IMG 1471 
IMG 1473  IMG 1475  Beachfront pool, not very busy  IMG 1478  IMG 1481  IMG 1482  Playa del Carmen  IMG 1780 
IMG 1782  IMG 1783  Boat to take you to the beach  IMG 1785  IMG 1786  Bus stop  IMG 1484  IMG 1485 
IMG 1487  IMG 1491  IMG 1492  IMG 1493  Transport around the Rosewood  IMG 1494  Nina in the plunge pool  IMG 1497   Really  orange Fanta 
IMG 1796  IMG 1801  IMG 1803  IMG 1804  Driving to Chichen Itza  IMG 1499  Nina at Chichen Itza, one of the largest Mayan sites  IMG 1500  Serious Mayan pyramid 
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IMG 1514  Impressively intact observatory  IMG 1515  Tulum, more Mayan ruins, but better scenery  IMG 1516  IMG 1517  Iguana  IMG 1518  IMG 1519 
IMG 1520  IMG 1526  Another iguana  IMG 1527  IMG 1531  Just like in the brochures  IMG 1534  IMG 1536 
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IMG 1553  The beach a few km south of Tulum  IMG 1554  IMG 1558  IMG 1559  IMG 1562  Nissan Tilda, worth avoiding  IMG 1563 
IMG 1809  Tequila tasting back at the hotel  IMG 1564  Dusk over the lagoon  IMG 1567  IMG 1810  Riding a golf buggy  IMG 1581  IMG 1816  Mayan restaurant in Playa del Carmen 
IMG 1818  IMG 1583  Very quiet pool near reception  IMG 1585  IMG 1586  IMG 1589  IMG 1590 
IMG 1591  Reception and tequila bar  IMG 1593  IMG 1595  Jacuzzi  IMG 1597  IMG 1598  Modern art  IMG 1601 
IMG 1602  Nina for scale  IMG 1603  Open plan reception  IMG 1604  IMG 1605  IMG 1607  IMG 1608 
IMG 1609  IMG 1611  IMG 1613  Our room!  IMG 1616  IMG 1618  IMG 1619 
IMG 1622  Butler service  IMG 1624  IMG 1820  All over :-(  IMG 1823  Cheerio!