sometimes paradise is sheer perfection…

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I mean seriously I can’t make this stuff up.!! This picture taken yesterday in Playa is sheer perfection.!! An ocean view complete with a spectacular rainbow (arco iris) from one of the tables at Zenzi Beach Bar (a personal favorite I might add).!

Due to all the storm activity in the Caribbean, the sky is always a beautiful mix of azure blue, clouds, and rainbows. That’s the upside. The downside is Hurricane Matthew was in the neighborhood and is heading north. Wishing everyone in the hurricane’s path Godspeed.

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sometimes paradise is a Christmas full moon…

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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 el faro…

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Did you know that until fairly recently, this lighthouse where 10th avenue meets the beach was the tallest structure in Playa del Carmen? There was a law that prohibited any building from being taller than the height of el faro or more than 3 floors.! Of course, there were a few buildings that got away with that limitation by agreeing with the law in principle, but in reality they would increase the building by just a little during construction or count the ground floor as zero.!! jajaja

I’ve heard that the law has been updated to allow for an extra floor now. So instead of only three floors, buildings can now have four like the newly built Hotel Cacao at http://hotelcacao.com.mx/. I don’t believe Playa will turn into Cancun anytime soon, so no need to worry about skyscrapers.

El faro is in a great location next to Zenzi Beach Club and the appropriately named Residences El Faro . Not only is el faro beautiful, but I’ve also heard it has a romantic spirit. Many lovers have met at the top of the lighthouse for a passionate rendezvous.! Ah amor….

sometimes paradise is old style…

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Playa del Carmen at Calle 10 and the beach many years ago. Now it’s a vibrant street with Zenzi Beach at the end of the road on the left side. Zenzi photos below…

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courtesy of facebook.com/zenzibeach

sometimes paradise is chill…

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My second favorite place to relax in Playa del Carmen.! Zenzi Beach Club is much more intimate than Kool Beach Club. Plus, it’s a fan favorite of locals and expats.!

Great fish and shrimp tacos plus amazing guacamole.!! What’s not to love.!?!!! And after the last two weeks, it would be wonderful to be seating in one of those lounge chairs taking in the beautiful Caribbean 🙂 Órale ….

sometimes paradise has a full moon…

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There was a beautiful full moon last night. The picture above is from one of my favorite beach bars in Playa del Carmen – Zenzi Beach Bar.!! I didn’t get a chance to see the full moon here in Chicago last night as it was covered by the clouds. And then I went to sleep…too tired to say “hola” to the moon 🙂

I also missed the beautiful meeting of Venus and Jupiter in the sky. Hopefully, tonight will be less cloudy and I will be able to see the conjunction. If not, the two planets will meet up again late August.! So I will have to be on the lookout then too. The picture below of the two plants converging is from June 28th, 2015 over Los Angeles. Breathtaking…

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sweet torture…

Zenzi Beach

Zenzi Beach

It’s 51 degrees Fahrenheit (or 11 degrees Celsius) here in Chicago today.! Unseasonably cool.!! Actually, pretty much this entire summer has been rather cool. For a girl who got used to scorching heat, it’s been almost freezing.! Today, I woke up to find the above photo from my friend P. (miss photographer) on my Facebook page with the following comment –

Rose Boras Guess where I am!: 😉

At which point the following exchange took place –

me: “Zenzi Beach.!!!!!”
P.: “Yes! You’re an expert!”
me: “I wish I was with you” 🙂
P.: “Me too dear!!”

And really I do. If this week in September is indicative of future winter weather to come.! Yikes.!! It’s not going to be pretty. And I apologize way in advance for all the crying and whining I will be doing. Deep sigh…

Zenzi Beach Bar is one of my favorite places to hang out in playa.! I’m sure I’ve talked about and reviewed the beach bar before in https://howdoyousaytacoinspanish.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/when-in-rome-i-mean-playa-have-a-drink-or-two/. I highly recommend it 🙂

Right now, both you and me dear reader only get to gaze upon the lovely photograph. But one day soon, we will be sitting at one of those lovely tables – drink in hand, toes in sand, and the wind in our hair. Te prometo. Promise.