I spent the week before Christmas in Tulum, Mexico, for the annual music festival that Robbie's band plays there. The event is usually in January, but they decided to hold it over the week of 12/21/2012 this time around, to coincide with the Mayan calendar ending. It was actually a pretty amazing experience to be on sacred Mayan land during this time, and although I was never among those who believed that the world would come to an end on that date, I can definitely appreciate the concept of it being the beginning of a new era of consciousness. It was also really nice to be able to spend some time sitting in the sunshine and being lazy after a solid month of 60-80 hour work weeks for the holiday rush. And the whole "end of the world" party - which involved dancing on the sand, under the stars, next to the Caribbean Sea with my friends - wasn't so bad either.
The festival is held at a resort so I didn't get to take as wide of a variety of photographs as I usually do on vacations where there's more of an opportunity to explore. But Robbie and I each found some time to snap pictures here and there of random cool things + moments we came across. It's always fun to seek out less obvious photography subjects on vacations anyway - it encourages you to pay better attention to your surroundings.
Did you take any tropical vacations in 2012? Have any fun trips planned for 2013?