Monthly archive April, 2000
Tropical Drinks to beat the heat

Tropical Drinks to beat the heat

“For other tasty daiquiris replace the strawberries with any other tropical fruit: bananas, mangos, kiwis, papaya…” As the weather gets steamier there’s nothing better than a tasty frozen tropical drink. Old standards such as the “rita” and the “piña” are always great but why not branch out and try something more exotic. Guaranteed to bring...

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Day trips from Zihua – La Cholle: A Site to be Saved

“There are also four small pyramids and two caves with ancient petroglyphs located upon an area known as El Cerro de Los Brujos...” For those interested in the history and archeology of Mexico while vacationing here, there is a small magical village named La Cholle (La Soledad de Maciel) on the way to Petatlán from...

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Beach Reading – Feeding Frenzy

“With beautiful scenery, colorful characters and a wealth of regional anecdotes, this is travel writing at its most entertaining.” Feeding Frenzy : Across Europe in Search of the Perfect Meal by Stuart Stevens Forbes calls it, “The ultimate foodie road trip,” and that’s exactly what it is. Friends, Stuart and Rat are obsessed with fine dining...

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Art In Zihuatanejo

“…plastic frogs, butterflies and thick splashes of color that seem to emerge from the surface of the canvas.”   Five Artists from Lake Superior March 25-30th, Galeria de Arte La Madera hosted an exhibit of five established American artists from the Lake Superior region of the United States. The opening night reception was held Saturday...

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Secret Spots – Del Mar Al Paladar

Todo de Hoy. Nada de Ayer” (Everything from today, Nothing from yesterday). This month we journeyed off the beaten path and went to a very secret spot. A restaurant hidden up in the hills overlooking Zihuatanejo offering the freshest fish available, Del Mar Al Paladar, is a true find. Don’t write the name down and...

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Fishing Report – April 2000

“El Soltar’s” owner, Joe Sleipka of Houston, Texas, hooked into an estimated 600lb. BLUE MARLIN just a short distance from the marina.” The following is a compilation of the reports received from Stan Lushinsky of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Ed Kunze of Mar y Tierra and Ed Garvis of Whisky Charters. They represent about 1/3 of...

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Travelling Mexico – Taxco

“Small thoroughfares twist and turn, lined with silver shops and cafes. It is a wonderful place to lose yourself.” A true gem of Mexico, the old silver mining town of Taxco, is an excellent example of a Spanish Colonial town. The town is up in the mountains and the ride there is a long and windy...

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Centro Educacional Para Proteccion de las Animales

“Rebeca’s hope is one day to have a park and animal sanctuary where families can come children and learn about the animals of Mexico.” There is never a dull moment at the Centro Educacional Para Protección de las Animales, a non profit animal sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals in Zihuatanejo, run by Rebeca and Richard...

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On Leaving Paradise…

“The market here in Zihuatanejo had become for me, very common. The smells and the arrangement went unnoticed.” Two years is a long time to spend away from home. Home being your home country, your native language, your native customs, and your own bed. But I have been in paradise for roughly two years, and the time...

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Volume 1 - Issue 7 April 2000

Volume 1 – Issue 7 April 2000

April 2000 This is the final issue of our first season. Keep checking our web site for summer updates. On Leaving Paradise… Two years is a long time to spend away from home. Home being your home country, your native language, your native customs, and your own bed. But I have been in paradise for...

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