So here we find ourselves once again. I’ve arrived back safely in the United States more tan and having put another many miles behind me, more countless and priceless experiences banked in memory, and another gallery of personally selected photos for you all.
Those that follow the Facebook page saw that I went on a four night stay in Cancun, a five night stay in Ajijic, with one interesting night in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was a bit of a new experience for me as I don’t usually travel with others but it was fun to have photographic subjects to follow and people to chat with.
“You went to Mexico?! That’s scary. Don’t you know it’s not safe down there! How can you be so stupid?! Someone told me that their friend heard from some guy’s mom who saw on the news that someone died because of the drug wars and stuff and things!”
Sadly the media will have you believe that all of Mexico is a frightening, ruthless, drug lord infested and contested war zone. As you’ll see from the pictures, it’s really quite peaceful with humble, generous people, some of the best food I’ve ever had (I ate so much that at some points I was sitting in the corner struggling to breathe) and is absolutely stunning in its beauty.
I traveled to Chapala last year but this time I was armed with a real camera and more knowledge of photography and photo editing. I’m glad because even the second time around I still think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and that’s coming from someone who has been around the planet a few times. Fun fact: Chapala and Ajijic are on almost the same latitude as Hawaii so the weather is amazing year round.
So without further adieu, here are my Mexico 2016 Select photographs.
If you’re looking for more pictures of the trip, including snapshots of all the unbelievably amazing food and our night of having fun on Avenida Chapultepec in central Guadalajara, the entire gallery of the photos can be found here. Most of the photos are as shot meaning they have not been color or exposure corrected. I want to thank my friends that invited me along and let me stay in their home. I deeply appreciate your kindness, guidance, and hospitality. I hope you all enjoy and have a nice rest of your day.