Beached Whale

Photo essay: Family trip to Cancun, Mexico

by Jahanshah Javid
Wikipedia: Cancún is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. Cancún is the municipal seat of the Benito Juárez municipality and a world-renowned balneario and tourist resort. The city center is located on the mainland which connects the Nichupté and lagoons to a narrow 7-shaped island where the modern beachfront hotels are located in the tourist centric hotel zone >>>

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esfand, I had not seen that picture

by Cost-of-Progress on

he he, maybe JJ was real hungry and thirsty when he checked in and asked for a wrist band in every available color..... , or may be one of those is Robert's band and JJ is playing a cancun trick on his young nephew?




Esfand Aashena

COP jaan he has 2 colors! Is one for the funny cigarettes?!

by Esfand Aashena on

Green and Red!  Which is which?! 

Everything is sacred


esfando esfand dooneh

by Cost-of-Progress on

in some/all all inclusives, the wrist band color signifies whether you can drink alcohol or not, i.e. age! 





Cancun is an oasis

by mahmoudg on

stayed there two years ago at the Moon Place, which i believe is very close to where this is.  But i have wondered in all the times i have travelled to Mexico, all this indulgance, catering to almost an exclusive American clientelle, who come here to flaunt their wealth at a place were poverty is rampant..... could this be good in the future!! i can't help but think of our own country and the aftermath.....

Esfand Aashena

Seems like fun! Why the different color wrist bands?

by Esfand Aashena on

Why you have different color wristbands and Robert and others different colors? 

Everything is sacred

Orang Gholikhani

I liked 45 46 too

by Orang Gholikhani on

Sky coulor with birds make it a very nice picture.

JJ jan, be carefull, during your Eurpoean stay, you bacame thin and now with inclusive food you could gain weigts ;-)


You mean the food was included? Not free!!

by farrad02 on

When you say "Free Food", do you mean it was included in the price of the package? Or may be you mean it was free to YOU, and someone else treated you. Otherwise, I don't think anybody gives you food for "free"!!! :)

Flying Solo


by Flying Solo on

Not all who wander are lost. :) 



by Monda on

is confusing... just something about the composition and scales.

Anahid Hojjati

thanks Jahanshah,

by Anahid Hojjati on

That is nice of you.

Jahanshah Javid

Use any picture

by Jahanshah Javid on

Anahid, you can use any pictures in my photo essays. Enjoy!

Anahid Hojjati

JJ, can we use your nature and building pictures?

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Jahanshah, sometimes, I am looking for pictures to use alongside my poems and other blogs on IC. Would that be Ok to use your pictures from nature and buildings? Obviously, nothing personal will be used but it would be nice to be able to use a picture of birds that you have for instance and it would be only for blogs on IC. Please let me know. You will be given credit for the picture too.


Regarding Reader 1 comment

by dead on

Jahanshah jan dont listen to Reader 1 please. So many of us actually look forward to your photo essays. I personally like your photography and story telling quality of it. Reader 1 jan please dont click on Jahanshas photoessay postings anymore.


With respect, this website is not ..

by reader1 on

…  the most appropriate place for posting of personal holiday snapshots - even for its  owner, proprietor and editor in chief!  Thanks to your efforts this website has become an excellent cultural hub for Iranians to post articles, reviews, opinion pieces and essays on subjects to do with Iranian politics, culture and art.  Please keep it the way it is. I am, respectfully, your humble ordinary reader.

Jonny Dollar

i am sure 23 is not yours! is it a wishful photo?

by Jonny Dollar on

Thanks for showing us this place. I don't see anything but 4 hotels and beach. I am just wondering why would people go there when they can have the same beaches in California and florida? the people who are serivng in the hotels look the same as well, except we are illegal there. am i missing something? price may be?!

"God is love!"


Thanks for these sunny pics, here, it snows since yesterday

by Hajminator on

Curious to know if there are any organized trip from Ghazvin there :)


26, 46, 56

by Princess on

Beautiful pictures as usual, but I loves 26, 46 and 56 the best. They spoke to my minimalist sense. 

Thanks for sharing. 



Pict 23 - hmmm

by ali_aaa on

It shows too much information - if you know what I mean, wink wink


The Only Thing Missing is a Corona!

by Faramarz on

Con Limon!

Beautiful blue water and skies, you Dawg!

maziar 58

jj bol com

by maziar 58 on

I like the way you put it from the first picture

Az oona essrar,az ma enkaar !

finally you accepted the trade from cold budapest to sunny cancun good for you have a nice time.           Maziar

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

The flight depends on where you're flying from and what time of year. Christmas and New Year are most expensive. I was a guest so I did not pay for the hotel room. Check their rates and packages here:


I hope you enjoyed...

by comrade on

Sun of a beach.

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.



just out of curiosity

by asadabad on

what did it cost per person for this trip and what exactly does the package include?