Late in the afternoon on Monday, I took a walk around the jardin (main plaza) of San Miguel (located 4 hrs north of Mexico City) to get a sense of the swine flu outbreak. So far i have been following the news online but have yet to really see anything in San Miguel...until later today. Most restaurants that cater to the tourists, have their staff wear cubrebocas, masks in spanish, and all the schools in Mexico are closed until May 6 are just a couple of precautionary measures that have been implemented beginning today, the first day of the work week - which, normally, is quite busy. The afternoons are hot, and usually by this time, the tables are full of guests relaxing, drinking, eating. But today, very few were out.
a couple of days ago, a neighbor at my friend's apartment invited us to stay at her boutique hotel in San Miguel. We made full use of having the hotel to ourselves by shooting stock images and portraits. Here's a couple from the hotel:
and in the post below, the image of the window/violin and balcony/guitar are part of the same shoot.
My annual fundraiser for SurfAid. Thank you for supporting SurfAid International, a non-profit
humanitarian organization, that works to improve the health, wellbeing
and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions of Indonesia
connected to us through surfing. The group works to eradicate malaria,
establish emergency preparedness, and disaster relief programs
throughout the Mentawai and Nias islands. Your contribution is greatly
appreciated and every donated, tax-deductible dollar will help tremendously.
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