Almost a Gringa Local.

February 21, 2010

On my way to the market, I passed an indiscernible gate, where two sets of pre-war uniforms hung on these very bare walls. This may just be my favourite picture. Ever.

real mexico photosmexico elote maiz mercadomercado mexico market nayaritmexico puerto vallarta life I felt uber cool driving Desiree’s jeep through the market streets, with my elbow out the window. Life is good. mexico photojournalisticAfter a beautiful day surfing, Oswaldo settles in on the balcony with his guitar, while Desiree makes coffee for us.oswaldo playing guitarIf I could choose one type of food to have for the rest of my natural life, it would surely be seafood. Just look at these gorgeous camarones!
camarones shrimp mexicoshrimp best recipeAnd my other weakness … papaya.papaya mexicoAnd here’s the little tienda, where the papaya came from:
tienda-mexicoMore of beautiful San Pancho…
san pancho picturessan pancho architecturesan pancho photographersan pancho lifebeautiful san panchosan pancho sayulita photoshot-dog-standHere are Desiree and Oswaldo in an embrace…sayulita wedding photographerA picturesque cemetery in Sayulita…
cemetery-blogCemeteries in Mexico feel as if life is celebrated as opposed to mourned. The sign on this grave says something like “It’s not sad here, I’m happy.”
mexico cemetery photosBack on the beach, a little coconut action.palm coconut treeceviche-mexicoantique chair mexico beach chairsan-pancho-calleI always end up back on the beach. San Pancho beach is fierce and powerful…
san pancho beachsan pancho beachThat’s where I’m running right now! Thank you for letting me share the journey…



  1. Mick Lolekonda

    February 22nd, 2010 at 08:23

    Love the tienda!

  2. Dan

    February 22nd, 2010 at 11:52

    Great photos Katya! Looks like you’re having a great trip.

  3. Sean

    February 22nd, 2010 at 18:18

    Everything is brilliant. All the simple little details around the city, the colours, the lines, the textures. I love it all 🙂 Love the shot of the dog.

  4. Sasha Chorna

    February 22nd, 2010 at 20:00

    Your pictures are so beautiful Katya! Makes me want to take a vacation =)

  5. Stacey

    March 13th, 2010 at 20:45

    My goodness these photos are just breathtaking! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

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