Our Friday morning walk & coffee with the “pack” posted by on August 30, 2010

Our special treat on Friday mornings while walking our dogs is to visit the Tradiciones Latte Art Cafe, halfway through our walk. They bring out a bowl of water for dogs and we enjoy some of their wonderful coffee while chatting and watching the early morning traffic in Cancun. Here are a few pictures of a typical Friday morning w/ Chocolat, Dylan, Sombra, & our friend Louise………


Our destination the dog and cat friendly Tradiciones Latte Art Cafe

It’s about 8am Friday………….

No traffic yet………


On our way to the cafe with our pack………….

Dylan and Sombra are best of friends …..


This is Chocolat


The pack waiting for a cookie…………..

The entire pack calmed down after a long walk to the cafe……….

While we were waiting for our cafe’s I took a picture of a few the other shops.

The first one is a men’s barber shop where you can sip some good whiskey and have a Cuban cigar while you dip your feet into a relaxing massage bath all in some very comfortable surroundings……..

This is a Spa……..for the ladies……….

next door to the barber shop

Heading back home………

An interesting customized traffic cone I saw along the way……..

There is just no end to the interesting subject matter to see on the streets of Cancun.





Cancun casa’s, hacienda’s, & villa’s posted by on August 22, 2010

Many of my readers live in all parts of the world. I’ve gotten views from China, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Spain, France, Italy,  Austria, Russia, Canada, Nova Scotia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, the Mideast, South Africa, the Philippines, South America, USA, Virgin Islands, and so on. I’ve always been interested in where  and how people live in other parts of the world. I admire the Mexican architecture and therefore I thought you might like to see what some of Cancun’s Casas, Haciendas, and Villas look like. I went for a walk in the nearby neighborhoods and photographed some of the nicest homes. Notice that all the properties are walled and gated. They are all made from cement, concrete blocks and stucco and are very hurricane resistant. They are so clever in the use of the building materials available here.  The floors and even the roofs are made of poured concrete. When you walk through these homes the floors and stairs don’t creak and even all the interior walls are made from the blocks and stucco. These homes are solid.

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A beautiful casa on a corner lot………..

A magnificent villa…..

A Mexican Hacienda entrance……


I love the look of this 3 story gem……..

Modern architecture…………just a bit too extreme for me……….

Large corner villa more in the traditional style……..and colors……

A  more modest casa but still very nice……

Many of the gates are works of art in themselves and behind them are marvelous hidden gardens……

Entry ways can be intricate and impressive……

More examples…………

Most homes of this size also feature roof top gardens and decks many of which have pergolas and palapa style coverings……

Bougainvillea growing up the walls and ironwork…..

These polished stainless steel gates are expensive and elegant…….


A small park in the neighborhood with amazing detail work on the benches……..

Closeup of medallion: “H. Ayuntamiento Benito Juarez 2005-2008” (City  Council, Benito Juarez 2005-2008)

These are some of the  better homes here in Cancun. They are in a more upmarket area and are typical for the area they are in, but like any city not typical throughout the many different neighborhoods. I will do a future article of the middle class homes soon.

Just for fun………..Some Hot Buns ……LOL :) posted by on August 19, 2010

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