Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tour of the southeast: Cancún, Quintana Roo

We finished the tour in Cancún, Quintana Roo. We gave two concerts, one at the University of the Caribbean and another at Palapa Park (and of course we had to enjoy the beautiful beach!!)






University of the Carribbean, where we sang


rehearsal before the concert
*Juan's photo

pan de cazón

Palapas Park, where we had our last concert of the tour

stage at Palapas Park

before the last concert
*Juan's photo

*Instituto de Cultura Cancún's photo

*Instituto de Cultura Cancún's photo
*Instituto de Cultura Cancún's photo

*Instituto de Cultura Cancún's photo
our audience
*Instituto de Cultura Cancún's photo

After the last concert we went out for dinner....



...and enjoyed our last night of tour together 

*Diego's photo

Tour of the southeast: Valladolid, Yucatán

We arrived in Valladolid, Yucatán for that evening's concert.
Where we sang in Valladolid
*Juan's photo
where we sang in Valladolid
where we sang in Valladolid
*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*Diego's photo

*Diego's photo
*Diego's photo

*Diego's photo

*Diego's photo

Cathedral in Valladolid 

*Araceli's photo
The next day we visited a cenote. According to Wikipedia, a cenote is a: 

deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, "Ts'onot" to refer to any location with accessible groundwater.

We swam in the cenote and even sang (we're a choir, what did you expect?)! It was a very cool experience. 





at our hotel in Valladolid

"silla de los enamorados"  (lovers' chair) 



Tour of the southeast: Mérida, Yucatán

In Mérida, Yucatán I met up with my former Elon professor, Donna Van Bodegraven, and her husband for a tour of Mérida and lunch.

*Donna's photo


*Donna's photo


panuchos 

pollo al pibil

coconut icecream with xtabentún - a liquor with (anise? anisette? taste
similar to licorice) and honey

theater 






The Cathedral in Mérida, the first
Cathedral constructed on the continent




Casa del Montejo

Casa del Montejo


Casa del Montejo




Municipal Building / City Hall

mural in City Hall

mural in City Hall

mural in City Hall

mural in City Hall

description of the mural shown above 

mural in City Hall

City Hall



Peninsular Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEPHCIS)
 of the UNAM, where we sang

CEPHCIS


CEPHCIS

poster advertising our concerts in Mérida and Valladolid
*Donna's photo
*Donna's photo
*Donna's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo
*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo
*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo
*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo

*UNAM CEPHCIS's photo
*Araceli's photo
The next day we explored a bit more.

the Cathedral


inside the Cathedral





typical food in Mérida on the menu at lunch