Margarita With a View

Photo essay: Vacationing in Sayulita, Mexico

by Sid Sarshar
These photographs were taken in and around Sayulita, Mexico, on a recent family vacation visiting relatives. The best way to view them is to make a margarita and play the song of your choice in the background. Ideally something with a little beat and funk [watch video]. Things make more sense if viewed sequentially from beginning to the end.

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Esfand Aashena

Darius jaan nice choice! JJJ should've featured that picture!

by Esfand Aashena on

Everything is sacred


If I could Only...

by Piyalechi on

"I have a feeling we would make good travel mates."

If I could only be so honored,

So fortunate...



Just think

by Siavash300 on

Just think of scarlett Johansen with red satin gown, smoking clove cigarette and nibbling on cherry pie, you're half way through.


Kombiz and Piyalechi

by Sid Sarshar on

Kambiz asks if image 62 is a hotel or a private house.  It is a private house.

Piyalechi:  I am glad you are obsorbing the vibe of Sayulita.  I have a feeling we would make good travel mates.  You can watch these images in thier larger size on my Picasa site, it gives you more options to play with.


Me Gusta Margarita

by Piyalechi on

Fantastic view, Sid!
I've been looking at your pix with my ipod touch, zooming in on different things and really bugging out!
An hour and a half later, I'm at #52!
I'll have to get back to them later, though. Gotta get other things done, too...
So far, 23 and 32 are my faves. I truly enjoyed seeing what you captured in them.
I hope you enjoyed the Margarita!...


Revised End of the Story

by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

Dear Sid,

Thanks for unvailing the secret ending of the story.  To be honest, the idea that the four guys came to the beach just for running along the shore, and completely ignoring this beautiful girl, was absolutely beyond my imagination. I was assuming they are mexicans, right ?  But after your additional picture I rather think they were four german or english tourists !

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

جنابِ  آقایِ  سرشار،با سپاس از کلماتِ  مهربانِ  شما در رابطه با ما .

اُآچاکا در طولِ  چند قرن از ظلم و جُور...ضربه فراوان دیده است فقط با مطالعه بیشتر در این زمینه می‌‌توانید به عمقِ  حادثه پی‌ ببرید...

سالیان است که توریسم در این مناطق کاربرد دارد اما این کاربرد هیچ گونه عملکردی مثبت در رابطه با زندگی‌ِ  اجتماعی افراد در آن منطقه را ندارد،اینها تنها سهمی کوچک را دارا هستند که هیچگاه ایشان را از فقر و بدبختی نجات نمی‌‌دهد.قضیه بسیار ناراحت کننده است در اُآچاکا.

امیدواریم که در آینده این گونه نا حقی‌‌ها دیگر دیده نشود و امری نیکو با این سرمایه عظیم انجام شود.

خداوند شما را برایِ  ما حفظ نماید.



by Sid Sarshar on

JJ did not delete your comment.  You placed it under image one.  There are other comments placed under images which don't show up on the first page. For example there is another comment under image 32.  I have cut and pasted your comment below for everyone to see:

Damavand wrote:


This remindes me of the 8MM movies my hosts  were so proud to show me and bored me to death!!"



JJ' censorship

by Damavand on


just because you admire Sid's work and "Own" the site, does not mean you have the ethical right of censoring negative views of his work.

You remind me of Jew controlled American media.



by Sid Sarshar on

Your imagination is much more active than mine.  As I promissed, the ending to the 8-0-10-11 series. 


Dear red wine,

by Sid Sarshar on

Couple of things:

For some time I have meant to let you know that I really enjoy your writing.  Regardless of what you are saying, you say it with a sense of style.  For someone like me who left Iran at an early age, reading your writing is a pleasure.


Regarding the content of your comment.  You are absolutely right.  The indigenous Mexican culture has been subject to unfair treatment.  I have come to accept the fact this is how human species has behaved through out time.  I am sure you are aware of this, the region of Oaxaca Mexico prides itself to have been able to strike the right balance of incorporating the conveniences brought to them by the invaders and still maintain their identity.  In my opinion what has saved Oaxaca is the fact it is on the southern tip of Mexico and tourists for now have more convenient places to visit.  Oaxaca also has some beautiful virgin beaches, let’s see how the future holds.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on


با سپاس از عکس‌ها ،نخواستیم محفلِ شاد حضرات را بر هم زنیم اما لازم می‌‌دانیم به مطلبی در اینجا اشاره کنیم.

تمامِ این منطقه زیبا و افسونگری که مشاهده می‌‌نمائید،متعلق به افرادی بوده است که با ستمِ فراوان ایشان را از سرزمینشان بیرون رانیده و قتل‌ها کردند و تجاوزات و خدا داند دیگر چه !

در ابتدا اسپانیولیها و در ادامه فئودالها و زمین خوارها و در آخر دولتِ کثیفِ وقت !

خدا داند که این سرمایه‌ها و این پول‌ها که جهانگردان در آنجا خرج می‌‌کند،به جیبِ چه کسانی‌ می‌‌رود...

کاش در این اوقاتِ تلخِ زمانه،در این ایاّمِ ظلم و جور،خلق خدا از خود می‌‌پرسیدند که بهای لذت و شادی به چند !؟


Hubba hubba

by Cost-of-Progress on






His Majesty's itinerary

by پندارنیک on

His Majesty wasn't in exile. He left on his own for some medical examinations after he started to hear some noises in His Royal Head; some revolutionary noises....You know? those kinds of things....don't you guys remember?.......... He even talked about those noises on TV.......Why He decided not to go back after His visit to the doctor has always bewildered me............



by پندارنیک on

Why should you call long distance when Pendaaré Neak (that's me) can give you something that makes any sunny day look like a rainy one?!!!!

Have a nice weekend....


Interesting thing about mexico.

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

When the Shah was asked in exile, where he would like to live the rest of his life, he said Mexico.  He loved the people there.


پندارنیک Hi


Too bad my persian so basic that I did not understand much from the website you were pointing to. But funny enough, they have a Berlin telephon number. Do you think I should call and inquire about their suggestions for a rainy day ?


something for a beachless rainy day...

by پندارنیک on

I don't want to be a party pooper, but...


And this how the story ends ....

by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

Let me guess:

The four guys just had a photo shooting for swimming suits on the beach ,
for which they just took grandpas pyjamas and cut off the legs. When a
local beauty was passing by, they suddenly understoud how rediculous
they might appear to her. They started an argument what to do in this
situation: changing clothes to look more stylish, but risking that she
has already left meanwhile, or running after her right away and
explaining to her that these strange swimming slips are for a japanese
sumo fashion magazin.

Since they were seeking for a real democratic vote about how to proceed,
the girl was already quite far away when pedro, the bravest of them
suddenly broke their alliance and run after her. The three other boys
immediately picked up the challenge and soon it was a funny race along
the beach, aiming at the girl whos silhouette was partly blurred by the
luster of the ocean waves. And the sound of the waves took away from the
girls ears the anxious shouts from behind her, when four white sharks
jumped out of the oceans surge, and left nothing more from the four boys
than their funny bathing slips.


Snoop Dog was one of the artists playing in the background at

by Sid Sarshar on

the TK bar, the video I have posted is slow, good for a wake up song.  BTW, This is my first video clip ever, it is a one take style.

 DK, I could make the connection if you are interested:-) I believe this is the first comment from you on this site which does not involve Monarchy or RP.  Nice to see your other side, live a little...JJ, I feel MX is my second home as well.  Iran is moving to the third place.Radius: There is a surprise ending to that series.  I will post the ending for you tonight.

Rostam: I am glad this work had a relaxing effect on you, That is my intent.  I take it you did not see the last shot in this essay!



Great pictures

by RostamZ on

Even watching these pictures relaxes me. I really loved it. Thanks.


Like a story line

by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

I guess that the sequence of picture 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 are supposed to tell a story, right ?  I'm curious to know what happened later on. It would be a great start for one of these multi-author on-line stories that were set up at IC a while ago.

Jahanshah Javid

Mexico is it

by Jahanshah Javid on

Great pictures Sid! Some of your very best. You were obviously inspired. There's something about Mexico... the kind and content people, the beauty, the colorful culture... it's almost my home country like the US used to be. For just some of the reasons you have have beautifully captured.

Darius Kadivar

Some of the Best Beaches in the world

by Darius Kadivar on

Wow Nice Photos.

Love this one in particular ... 


Lucky Guy Sid ;0)