A Mexican Culinary Immersion at Los Dos

Photography by Alex Gonzales Baguio

LOS DOS IS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN MEXICO DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE CUISINE OF YUCATÁN. Featured widely in magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Gourmet, and on broadcast television such as Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen channel and with Rick Bayless on PBS, Chef David Sterling’s Los Dos school has become a “must-do” destination in Yucatán, along with the spectacular Maya ruins and many natural wonders.

THE SETTING IS A MAGNIFICENT COLONIAL MANSION in downtown Mérida, capital of Yucatán, Mexico. The lovingly restored building is the private home of Chef David Sterling, who manages the school, and partner Keith Heitke. Soaring 18-foot ceilings, sumptuous surroundings, the pool, terrace and garden, a formal dining room and parlor and the gorgeous Mexican kitchen are yours to enjoy.

Visit their website at www.los-dos.com

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Alex Baguio travels extensively, looking to fill his lens with images of new and different cultures in their architectural and natural surroundings. He waits for the photographer’s perfect moment when the sun creates new stories in the shadows and combines with simple lines and curves of his subject. His greatest joy is in capturing the song of color from people in their native garb or in the perfect rush that comes when he shoots the pure texture of a breeze through a valley of nature. Alex studied at New School and International Center of Photography in New York and has been recognized and awarded both in the local and global arenas for his superb work in fashion and portraiture photography. His photos have been published in the BBC News, Sky News, and New York Times Fall in Europe edition. Recently Alex has been honored by Canon for his photography “In the Parks”. He’s been the consistent 1st Place winner at the Pictorial Photographers of America since 2011.