Mexican parks and recreations

A lazy afternoon in Valladolid watching tourists and locals meander by.

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Fransisco Canton Rosado park
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Lazy afternoon: christmas eve
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typical Mexican park bench
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a park must have it’s fountain

Palapas are little “huts” with a thatched roof and open sides. In Cancun there is a whole park of these that serve traditional food no matter the time of day.

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palapas in a park-with live entertainment
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fast food mexican style- the prices are in mexican pesos!

A frantic night in Campeche city, all decked up for new year’s eve

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musical fountain set to chirstmas carols
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Independence park
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Nut-cracker guarding the helado stand
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all decked up and ready to usher in the new year

Late nights=empty mornings.

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All parks have a statue
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this one also has exercise equipment

Vaqueria or traditional yucatan fete in Merida’s central plaza

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waiting patiently for the performers
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The bandmaster and the emcee keeping the crowd happy
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pairing up
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and dancing, ho!
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funny faces
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happy dancers
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crazy costumes
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chatting each other up
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making an exit

One of the dances was very similar to our own pinnal kollatam:

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