Monthly archive November, 1999
Volume 1 - Issue 2  November 1999

Volume 1 – Issue 2 November 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.       November 1999: The Secret Spots – Doña Licha’s “Pozole, a regional specialty of Guerrero, is a...

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Beach Reading – Holidays from Hell by P.J. O’Rourke

“This is a travel guide for the traveler who not only wants to get off the beaten path, but who might actually enjoy dying in the process.”   Ok, so this ones’ not really a feel good beach read, but its a classic and oh wow! This man’s a traveler and he makes the daily trials...

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El Día de los Muertos in Zihuatanejo

“The cemeteries turn into areas of happiness and celebration, with much drinking and eating.”   El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, November 2, is more traditionally known as El Día de Los Fieles Difuntos in Mexico, (literally – day of the faithfully departed). It is a holiday unique to this country and celebrates...

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Hunting Monsters in Zihuatanejo

Fintastic’s Total Tag and Release Billfish and Marlin Tournament, Nov 10th-13th There’s monsters out there. Miguel knows, he once caught a 1,000 lb. Black Marlin in these blue waters. I’ve heard the stories, I had to go see for myself. I’m a Tournament observer, get to go out on the Whisky II with Ed, Jose Luis, Roberto...

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Fintastic’s Total Tag and Release Billfish & Marlin Tournament, November 10-13, 1999

On November 10-13th, Zihuatanejo was host to Fintastic’s 1st Annual Total Tag and Release Billfish and Marlin Tournament, sponsored by Fintastic Fish Mounts,  Ixtapa Sportfishing  Charters, Ande monofilament, Mustad hooks, Johnny Morris Off Shore Angler, Scotty Downriggers, Nekton Z-wing Downriggers and M & E Marine Supply. It was one of 51 worldwide tournaments endorsed by the International Gamefish Association....

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At the Movies (Sort of)

FYI – NEW MOVIE THEATER OPENING IN IXTAPA – DECEMBER 1ST (located in the shopping area behind Señor Frogs, next to Nueva Zelanda) There is a movie theater in Downtown Zihuatanejo. CINE PARAISO, on the pedestrian walk at the corner of Nicolas Bravo and Cuauhtemoc. The higher ups of this publication have decided to go ahead with this column, even...

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Travel – Malinalco

A short bus ride from Toluca or Mexico City, 20 km east of Tenancingo, this small colonial pueblo is a true find. Malinalco is in the mountains southwest of Mexico City and was taken over in the late 1500’s by the Spanish. There are many churches and a converted Augustinian monastery, but perhaps the most inspiring architecture...

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Local Water Sports – Snorkeling

“Zihuatanejo is home to some wonderful snorkeling spots offered at a very low price.”   For those of you who love to swim with the fish, you are in the right place at the right time. Zihuatanejo is home to some wonderful snorkeling spots offered at a very low price. Listed in this article are three of the most popular ones. First,...

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Day trips from Zihuatanejo – Barra de Potosi

Just when you think you have seen all of Zihuatanejo – BAM! It hits you. Escape for a day, get the feeling of a deserted beach and your senses are back in check. Or, at least, just escape. After a couple of visits to Barra de Potosí, I was reminded of the reason I came...

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The Secret Spots – Doña Licha’s

“Pozole, a regional specialty of Guerrero, is a soup made with hominy served in either a pork or chicken broth.” A comida corrida is a traditional Mexican lunch spot where you get a starter (usually a soup or pasta), a main meal, beans, and all the hand made tortillas you can eat, all for {$38...

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