The photos from our New Year's Eve are a few of my favorite from our trip. Our resort put on a huge and elaborate event, with probably two dozen different buffet stations, with anything and everything you could imagine. Because of the Mayan calendar and the whole the-world-is-ending-December-21st, the theme of the evening was everything Mayan. There was a large temple that we could climb up and take photos on, and the staff were dressed up in traditional clothing. There was a Mayan performance, with traditional music and dancing. Afterwards and for the rest of the evening, a live band performed while the dance floor filled up.
I managed to take a few videos of the evening. If you watch them, please keep in mind that I am not a videographer by any means! The first video is of the traditional Mayan dancing. I am warning you now, it's very loud! The second video is of everyone doing the YMCA. The resort's entertainment staff had choreographed moves for nearly every song played; it was fabulous. Let me tell you: they can dance! At one point, when they weren't on stage, I was one of the lucky ladies that danced with them. I don't think I've ever been spun around so many times and so quickly - ever! It was such a blast.
The very last video is my favorite; it's of the countdown to 2013. I wasn't sure if I should photograph or film the countdown, and I'm so glad I filmed it! There were even fireworks over the ocean; it was so beautiful. You'll hear me say something about 'eating grapes' in the countdown video. I'd never heard of this tradition prior to this year, but you're supposed to eat twelve grapes right at midnight to bring good luck during the next twelve months. We ate the grapes, so hopefully we have a fabulous year. Being in Mexico for New Year's Eve was unforgettable, and I would love to do it again. (Especially the part where I'm barefoot in the sand and kissing my hubby at midnight :) ).
PS: It's my birthday today - the big 22! Can't wait to see what the hubby has in store :)