Mexico - Off the Beaten Path

As much as I loved the resort experience of Mexico, I was itching to get into town to capture its authentic side.  To walk around the streets of Puerto Morelos was a little unnerving with the military on close watch with rifles in hand, yet humbling to see the people living a lower quality of life than most of us are used to.  And yet they seem so happy.  That just goes to show that Heaven on Earth is a choice we must make, not a place we must find.  Although,  The Mayan Riviera is pretty darn heavenly.  It is truly a place on Earth where you will find a little piece of Heaven.  These images depict everything I love about Mexico. The colors, the people, the culture, the food, the wondering doggies, the rustic hallways and stairwells, the old cars, the faith, the craftsmanship, it's all so beautiful.