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A couple of days in Cancun to end our vacation

I can’t say I’ll ever get the hang of doing the resort thing. It’s pleasant enough, but kinda meh. But there were things about Cancun that were lovely. Like the El Rey Ruins, right on the hotel strip that were … Continue reading

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Ek Balam

Just one sketch, from the top of a tall structure called the Oval Palace, looking over the treetops at the the acropolis of Ek Balam. It’s always hard to capture the scale of really big structures, and even harder when you … Continue reading

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Valladolid, Part 2.

Casa Hamaca, the bed&breakfast we stayed at in Valladolid is a big part of what made the town so lovely. An old home, it is beautifully restored and filled with art collected by the owner Denis Larsen. This is the kitchen … Continue reading

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Coba

If you visit the Yucatan peninsula and have one of those crazy schedules where you can’t see more than one location with ruins ( I don’t recommend you do that, see as many as you can) then Coba would be … Continue reading

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The ruins at Tulum

The setting of the ruins at Tulum is spectacular. The site is at the very edge of a cliff, the wind is strong and the ocean is an ever-changing array of jewel tones. I love painting like this, with the wind whipping … Continue reading

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The un-fun part of travelling

Not the most upbeat way to start a new year of blogging, I know. I love to travel. And I spent 10 (mostly) wonderful days in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico over winter break. But there’s some parts of travel, especially in … Continue reading

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