Monthly archive January, 2000

Volume 1 – Issue 4 January 2000

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 contributions or announcements. January 2000: Historical Sites in Zihuatanejo Plaza y Paseo de los Heroes – Zihuatanejo’s Homage to the RepublicJust a five minute...

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Traveling Mexico – Mexico City

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, D.F. (“day EFFay’) or just plain México, has long had a reputation as a scary place, don’t you believe it!  Mexico City is so impressive: beauty, history, color, teeming with life, it’s unforgettable in every way. I travel alone, almost exclusively, and D.F. made me hesitate. But with a good guide book, an...

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Day trips from Zihuatanejo – Acapulco

The genesis of the Mexican Riviera. This is the city that first drew the tourists down to Mexico and, in it’s hey day, was the playground of the rich and famous. The city is located about three hours south of Zihuatanejo on Highway 200 and can easily be reached via car or bus. The bus...

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Cures for the End of the Millennium Blues

Something’s been in the air lately and no one’s quite sure what it is. Some sort of end of the millennium introspection has been going around and more than a fair share of barking at the moon. The holiday season always has a way of frazzling your last nerve. With all its hustle, bustle, expectation,...

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The Sparrows of Zihuatanejo

I live on Nicolas Bravo, right up from the Cine Paraiso. My balcony looks out over the mountains around our little town. It is here, on my balcony, that I can witness one strange phenomenon of nature. From November through April, every year, at precisely 6:30 everyday of the week, a flock of sparrows congregates...

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Meet the Sanka – Anna Chimalpopoca

Sanka is a short colloquial word in Spanish that means a crutch. It is widely used here in the Zihuatanejo area for a term of friendly endearment. This new section serves to introduce you to the Sankas living here who are not only colorful characters, but beloved residents. I was first fascinated with the woman...

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At the movies- El Dia Final (End of Days)

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, End of Days (“El Dia Final“) made it to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo just in time for the millennium and for better or worse came here to stay. If you didn’t catch it in its seemingly month long run at the area theaters—whoa—better run out and rent it. Got to be one of the worst movies...

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Getting up for Breakfast in Zihua

Comida economica is a wonderful thing. Full breakfast meal: tropical fruits, your choice of a whole list of egg dishes, usually served with beans and tortillas, coffee or juice, all for somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 pesos. There are also usually a whole array of other dishes to choose from for only slightly more,...

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Less is More: Souvenir Shopping in Zihuatanejo

In Zihuatanejo, there are many inexpensive Mexican objects you can find to bring back to all those waiting at home for your return. For a few pesos, you can buy detectores de tremblar (earthquake detectors), wooden or ceramic animal shaped curios that are designed to wag their heads. Also to be found are miniature clay...

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Local Water Sports – Fishing Zihuatanejo

The beautiful Pacific waters around Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa have spectacular year round fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Tuna, Shark, Wahoo and more. Many travelers return here every year just for the fishing and quite a few have bought boats and stayed on. From open pangas, to luxury cabin cruisers, there’s a fishing charter for everyone’s budget. An equally wide...

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Historical Sites in Zihuatanejo

Plaza y Paseo de los Heroes Zihuatanejo’s Homage to the Republic Just a five minute stroll northward from the municipal beach on Calle Cuahtemoc is the Plaza y Paseo de los Heroes, a quiet tree shaded square with concrete benches, dedicated to the illustrious men of the Mexican republic. There are three stone-carved statues on...

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