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Xel-Ha

06.12.2006 "Legend says the Mayan gods pooled their wisdom, dreams and love of beauty to create a place where the best of the Caribbean nature came together. The ancient Mayans called the area Xel-Ha: 'Where The Water Is Born.'"

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So today we went to 'Xel-ha', a natural water park to shoot an editorial with the 3 of us together. Everyone was in a good mood again & it wasn't raining! The park was pretty nice, beautiful lagoons with bright blue water... I always love the colors in tropical countries! There was lots of tropical fish and you could really see them cause the water's so clear. Too bad that there were like a million tourists... I didn't really get the fun of 'relaxing & enjoying nature' with so many others around you... But the park's pretty big & we stayed at the entrance so maybe you can actually find a quiet place to really enjoy the great flora & fauna...

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I didn't get too much time to look around the park cause I was working but I got a nice impression of it! Saw loads of iguanas :) They're everywhere! For the last 2 pictures I had to get into the water. I thought it would be really cold cause it was surrounded by jungle plants so it didn't get much sun during the day... But it wasn't that bad, I had to keep on swimming anyway, I actually really enjoyed the cool water! I love this climate so much; cold is actually something to enjoy rather than something to fight all the time like I do in the cold European winter...

This is what my 'DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Mexico' writes about Xel-Ha: "Xel-Ha nature preserve is a series of interconnecting lagoons set among spectacular rocks and caves. A huge variety of tropical fish swim in its beautifully clear waters. For years it was a government-run and rather neglected, but it is now franchised to the same company that operates Xcaret. It has taken on a new lease of life, offering superb snorkeling and diving."

And I read somewhere: "Xel-Ha is the habitat of more than 100 species of birds, 350 species of plants and 99 marine species."

Muy bien... Tomorrow we're going to this spa/resort 'Azul Blue' to shoot an editorial with Natasha & me, I heard the styling will be 'futuristic'... Probably cool!

Hasta pronto! Paz!

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Posted by L.e.a.h 12:42 Archived in Mexico

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