Yearly archive 1999
Volume 1 - Issue 3  December 1999

Volume 1 – Issue 3 December 1999

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo’s first and only English language news source for expatriates and visitors alike. We hope you enjoy our informative and entertaining publication. We welcome any feedback, suggestions, article announcements.   December 1999 Crudo in Mexico – Hangover cures for the Holiday Season With the festive season rapidly approaching, those...

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Local Water Sports – Sailing

“To really get the best out of the bay experience you can’t beat gliding along with the wind …” We all love the beach right! One of the best has to be La Ropa, with its fine sand and great views. There are many ways to spend a day here but to really get the...

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The Secret Spots – La Quinta Troppo

Perched on the side of the hill with sweeping views of Playa La Ropa you will find the very secret La Quinta Troppo. This small tropical hotel of eight rooms has just opened their private doors to the public, offering dinner six days a week on their candle lit terrace. La Quinta Troppo is the...

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Beach Reading

White Noise by Don DeLillo I’m just getting into the moderns, so you’ll have to bear with me. And by moderns, I mean anything after 1901. Yes, I am the product of a classical education, where modern writers were all thought to be on drugs and destroying the English language. But seeing how no one really...

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Day trips from Zihuatanejo– Majahua

As previously mentioned in our October issue, Troncones is an excellent day trip from this area. However, if you are feeling a little more adventurous and really want to escape from all sense of time and reality, travel down the Troncones road to the small fishing village of Majahua. There is not much to do...

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What About Bob?

So you want to know about Bob. Not only is Bob spelled the same forwards or backwards, he is somewhat of a local legend. No, Bob isn’t as famous as, say, Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, but there is one thing that sets him apart from the rest: He is real. You see, Bob...

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Shopping Around with Kate – Cinco de Mayo & el Malecón

“…look for the gorgeous hand painted plates both in ceramic and wood.” Mexican arts and crafts are beautiful and unique, with a huge range of different styles to choose from. Most of the markets & shops offer examples of the works from the various regions of Mexico. These may include wonderful furniture from Guadalajara, masks...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

“It is this tilma, the relic of the Basílica de Guadalupe, for which millions of people make a pilgrimage to Mexico City every year on the 12th of December.” December 12th is traditionally known in Mexico as the Day of OurLady of Guadalupe (Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) celebrating the manifestation of the Virgin Mary...

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Noteworthy News

Well it is the last Christmas season of the Millennium and those who are interested in attending mass, there are some English services located at several of the hotels in Ixtapa, contact the concierge desk at the Krystal @ 553-1072 or the Westin @ 553-2241. Also, there are a number of local area churches that...

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Traveling Mexico – Real de Catorce

“While walking out in the foothills of the valley at the bottom of the graveyard, an image of Clint Eastwood on a pale horse riding up from the desert, came to mind.” Found in the heart of the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountain Range, Real de Catorce is a true Mexican ghost town. The city was...

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A Brief History Of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo on the Pacific coast of Mexico is a glorious travel destination with an illustrious history. Long before Columbus sailed to the Americas, archeological evidence suggests this area was already inhabited by many tribes of Olmec, Toltec and Tarascan indians. The name Zihuatanejo comes from the Náhuatl word “Cihuatlán” which means, land of women. This...

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At the Movies – Go

There is one movie theater in Downtown Zihuatanejo. CINE PARAISO, on the pedestrian walk at the corner of Nicolas Bravo and Cuauhtemoc. Movies change weekly, usually on Thursdays or Fridays, show times are roughly 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 (give or take ½ an hour) with matinees on the weekends. A new movie theater just opened...

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