check out my vacation pics

Aharami

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went on vacation in Cancun about 3 weeks ago. we stayed at the Royal Mayan Resort - it was very luxurious and very spacious. We had a 2 bedroom villa. I took about 950 pics but here are a select few. there are even some underwater pics in there. taken with my A85 protected in the Canon underwater case.

let me know what you think.

http://www.raktim.com/ATOT_Cancun/index.htm

best viewed with IE. the cool fade effects on the thumbnails dont work in IE or Opera :(
 

Zim Hosein

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You were in Cancun, and don't have any babe :camera:'s Aharami :(

BTW, is it just me or are all the :camera:'s dark? :confused:
 

Aharami

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Originally posted by: Zim Hosein
You were in Cancun, and don't have any babe :camera:'s Aharami :(

BTW, is it just me or are all the :camera:'s dark? :confused:

heh. sorry. couldnt do any of that :p
went there with gf, her sis, sis' bf, and gf's parents. parents own the timeshare...so it was all free for me (except airfare and food)

and the pics seem fine to me?
they seem dark to anyone else?
 

Aharami

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Originally posted by: SouthPaW1227
gorgeous, flippin' awesome what an A85 can do

ya. Im really happy with this camera!!
pair that with the canon underwater case and its even bette!!
 

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Originally posted by: Aharami
Originally posted by: Sphexi
Is that a building...inside of another building? o_O

eh? which one?

The Hard Rock Cafe, looks like it has a roof over it? Like, it's inside of another larger building?
 

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Is that Xcaret? How is that place now? Last time I went was like 6 years ago and it was starting to get really commercial, like a Disneyland with coral. I first went about 10 years ago when the park was just opening up and no one new about it, thought it was one of the more beautiful places I'd ever seen.
 

Aharami

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Originally posted by: Sphexi
Originally posted by: Aharami
Originally posted by: Sphexi
Is that a building...inside of another building? o_O

eh? which one?

The Hard Rock Cafe, looks like it has a roof over it? Like, it's inside of another larger building?

i guess you can say that. but not really. it was pretty cool inside though. The architecture of some of the resorts in Cancun are amazing. never seen anything like that here
 

Aharami

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Originally posted by: Ophir
Is that Xcaret? How is that place now? Last time I went was like 6 years ago and it was starting to get really commercial, like a Disneyland with coral. I first went about 10 years ago when the park was just opening up and no one new about it, thought it was one of the more beautiful places I'd ever seen.

it was a just a liiitle bit too crowded. But nothing like Disneyland. Its still beautiful. The beaches are so peaceful. I wanted to go snorkeling in Cozumel...but we didnt have any time
 

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Originally posted by: Aharami
I wanted to go snorkeling in Cozumel...but we didnt have any time
Sorry to hear that, but to be honest the snorkeling in Cozumel isn't that much better than the reefs close to the mainland and around Isla Mujeres, but the diving is spectacular, though not for beginners (fast currents, greater depths). Also, it's out of the way and tough to do on a tight schedule. I wouldn't be too disappointed about not going.

Good to hear about Xcaret, though. I was starting to get worried about one of the highlights of the area.
 

Aharami

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Originally posted by: Ophir
Originally posted by: Aharami
I wanted to go snorkeling in Cozumel...but we didnt have any time
Sorry to hear that, but to be honest the snorkeling in Cozumel isn't that much better than the reefs close to the mainland and around Isla Mujeres, but the diving is spectacular, though not for beginners (fast currents, greater depths). Also, it's out of the way and tough to do on a tight schedule. I wouldn't be too disappointed about not going.

Good to hear about Xcaret, though. I was starting to get worried about one of the highlights of the area.

aw. to be honest, I was a little disappointed with the corals near the mainland and was hoping it would be better near Cozumel. ah well. Id love to go diving, but I have no experience and I get these nasty foot cramps after a while from the fins. so gotta stay at the surface (with some occasional free dives)
 

Aharami

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oops...realized that panoramic pics didnt have links to go to next page. fixed that now. there should be 5 panoramic pics now
 

purbeast0

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awesome pics man.

:thumbsup:

thanks for posting the underwater ones, now I can't wait to get my UW Housing. it shipped yesterday and should arrive Monday, 3 days before I leave for Aruba.
 

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Those pictures look great. I'll be going there in less than a week. Actually, it's a bit south of there, in Akumal.
Lots of hot guys on the beach when you went?