Daytrip to the Playa

On the way to Playa Del Carmen, right after you have spent an hour locked up in a jewelry store because, ya know, you're a tourist and that's why you came to Mexico, you go through a less fortunate part of town where vacant and overgrown parcels of land are rampant. 

The City Planner in me wondered how they got to that point, while the photographer in me wondered why the van driver was driving so fast while I was trying to shoot through the window (first 3 shots). The other two shots are from downtown Playa Del Carmen (not sure if I'm cool enough to call it PDC yet) and the playa.