Photographic Adventures in Paradise
Paco Negrete´s art school students are joining together to present some of their works at the , for a week long showing. The Center is located conveniently on Tulum on the inner road next to the Casino. The map is below as well as a picture of the bldg. The exact address is Av. Tulum SM20 Mz8.
I took some photos during the setup stage this morning and they are below. They are all oil on canvas paintings. Move to follow as the event unfolds.
The exhibit opens to the public at 7pm tonight Friday Feb. 3. Please stop to see all the beautiful works of art.
My wife continues to amaze me with her oil paintings. Here are a couple of her latest efforts.
I spotted a small restaurant a couple of days ago. It is located at the corner of Nichupte and Av. Contoy (actually it is on Contoy 3 spaces from the intersection). Parking in front is limited to about 4 vehicles but plenty of parking is available on Contoy. We pulled up and were immediately greeted by a friendly waiter. We just wanted a light lunch to try this place out. When the waiter realized that his English and our Spanish were inadequate he brought forth another person who spoke and translated for him. This person kindly explained all the menu items to us in detail and told us that their chef was very very good. So to start I ordered a Pina Colada from the extensive cocktail menu. Suzie wanted a Chelada which is a beer, and lime juice concoction with salt and pepper on the rim of the glass. Both of our drinks were ice cold and delicious. The atmosphere was just what we expected meaning a palapa style roof, colorful tables and chairs brightly painted. A large, well equipped bar was located at the rear of the open air style restaurant. There were numerous large flat screen TVs showing a golf tournament while we were there. The music being played in the background ranged from Shakira to Sade and was at just the right volume.
Weordered several small items and shared them in order to judge the taste and quality of the food. Everything was beautifully plated and the tastes were truly special.
Theambience was perfect, the service was very attentive, and the food was something very special. We will be returning soon. They are open until 11PM so our next visit will be for dinner. Sometimes I feel very lucky to come across a restaurant like this. We left feeling that we had discovered a new favorite. If you get the chance give this place a try. You won´t be sorry.