sometimes paradise is calle 12…

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courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

Every New Year’s Eve in Playa del Carmen, there are numerous bars and restaurants offering wonderful ways to ring in the New Year. But THE place to be in Playa when the clock strucks the New Year hour is on Calle 12 between Quinta Avenida and the Caribbean Sea 🙂 It’s the Times Square of Playa del Carmen.

And it’s fabulous.!! It’s loud. It’s crowded. It’s filled with people from all over the world hugging, singing, and laughing. It’s not for the faint of heart. You will be bumped, squashed, and have a drink spilled on you. But it’s the most invigorating place in time to declare you love life and want to see the new year.

I won’t be there this year…I will have to find another way to declare my love for the new year. But the memories will always be there 🙂 Happy New Year Everyone.!! Feliz Año Nuevo a todos.!!

See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.

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sometimes paradise is feliz navidad…

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courtesy of facebook.com/soyplayense

What a beautiful Christmas tree and a beautiful full moon in Playa del Carmen tonight.!!

Merry Christmas.!! ¡Feliz Navidad!

sometimes paradise is a Christmas full moon…

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

How perfect there is a full moon this Christmas (La Navidad con luna llena).!! Just beautiful.

Enjoy the holidays…enjoy your family and friends..enjoy the magic 🙂

sometimes paradise is a cubeta….

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courtesy of facebook.com/koolbeachclub

A cubeta or a bucket of Coronas is a most wondrous refresher on a hot, sunny, tropical day.!!! Of course, it could also be a cubeta of Tecate, Dos Equis, Modelo, Victoria, or Pacifico.! You get the idea 🙂 Enjoy your weekend everyone.!!

sometimes paradise is a love song part 7…

When I moved to Mexico for work (and for a boy), there were two very popular Camila songs at the time. It was a hard decision which one to showcase first, but I decided to go with “Mientes” or “You Lie”. It also seemed a very appropriate song since my dream job (and boy) ended up both being a mirage. But in the end, everything worked out, because I was led to a new job and a new man and new friends and a new life. Enjoy the song! And have a great week 🙂

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/mientes-you-lie.html-2#ixzz3uK9iQbQl

English translation
You lie

“You came into my life to teach me.
You knew how to turn me on and then turn me off.
You made yourself indispensable for me.

With my eyes closed, I followed you.
If I was looking for pain, I found it.
You’re not the person I thought you were,
the one I believed, the one I lost.

You lie. You hurt me and then you regret it.
There’s no use in you trying anymore.
I don’t feel like feeling anymore.
You come back right when I’m about to forget you.
Look for your path somewhere else.
Meanwhile I’ll look for the time I lost.
Today I’m better off without you.

I’m leaving brand new, remembering who I am.
Knowing what you give, and what I give
and the path that you looked for.
And time is yours and yours alone and I understand
that things are not forever because yes,
you’re not the person I thought you were,
the one I believed, the one I lost.

And today I’m better off without you.
You come back right when I’m about to forget you.
Look for your path somewhere else.
Meanwhile, I’ll look for the time I lost.
Today I’m better off without you.
Today I’m better off without you.
Today I’m better off without you.”

sometimes paradise is a cloudy wedding day…

courtesy of facebook.com/nallely chow

courtesy of facebook.com/nallely chow

One of my former co-workers in Mexico, NC, is now a wedding coordinator at a large resort in the Riviera Maya. Hence, the reason I’ve been posting photos of wedding shots. She calls her photos #myofficetoday. Don’t we all wish this was our office any day of the week.?!?

Happy weekend everyone.!!