Monthly archive October, 2000
Volume 2 - Issue 8  October 2000

Volume 2 – Issue 8 October 2000

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise. Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo’s first and only English language magazine for expatriates and visitors alike. We hope you enjoy our informative and entertaining publication and welcome any feedback or contributions. This is the first issue of our second season. Sea Turtles of Mexico Sea Turtles are air breathing marine reptiles...

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Sea Turtles of Mexico

Sea Turtles are air breathing marine reptiles that have existed in our oceans for over 150 million years, since the age of the dinosaurs. It has only been in the last 100 years that their numbers have plunged. Of the estimated 100s of sea turtle species that once lived, only eight remain. Of the world’s eight remaining sea turtle species, seven...

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Karma 2000 Surf Contest Held at Escolleras

After 3 days of rain Saturday dawned clear and beautiful for the Karma 2000 surfing contest held at Escolleras, on the beach next to Marina Ixtapa, on the final day of September. The surf, as usual when a tournament is planned in advance, was not epic, ranging from waist high to a little overhead, but...

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The Taste of Mexico – Cilantro

The Prophet Mohammed said, “Make yours the seeds of coriander, for it is a cure for all diseases…” CILANTRO (Coriandrum Sativum) was widely used in Ancient Egypt as a medicinal plant and for sacrificial purposes. It was grown originally in India and the Mediterranean basin and is also used profusely in Mexican and Thai cooking. This...

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Meet the Captains – Captain Angel (Mecate) Cortés

“He was fishing with his uncles exposed to the elements in an open panga before most kid’s mothers would allow them to cross a street unattended.” Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo is gaining recognition as one of the top year round sailfish producing areas in the world. So much, it now attracts some of the best fishermen on the globe...

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Fishing Report – October 2000

The end of the rain season is near. The humidity starts to lower and the temperature starts to decline as we go into our Fall.  Not so the fishing. This is traditionally the start of the season for us. Calm seas, a plentiful bait fish supply, and as my Captain Tino Salas said: Bastante pescados (a lot...

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Taking the short bus to Ixtapa

There are a large number of Taxis in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa that will take you just about anywhere you want to go at a pretty reasonable rate (20 pesos for anywhere in Zihua, 35 from Centro to La Ropa or 50-55 to Ixtapa depending on the time of day). But if you want something a little more interesting and economical, take...

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Driving Adventures In Mexico – Nogales to Zihuatanejo

“They tried to confuse us into thinking we were in California by asking us if we had any fruits or vegetables. Just as in California a simple “no” allowed us to pass.”   Bloodthirsty banditos around every corner! Extortionist Federales on the straight-aways! No gas stations and disgusting washrooms if you find one. Ominous warnings...

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Travel – Shopping Lake Pátzcuaro

“Never send three women traveling on a shopping excursion with an empty Suburban.”   I was asked to go on a scouting/shopping expedition to Michoacan, specifically the area in and around Pátzcuaro, with a friend. I have been to Pátzcuaro before and thought a return to the city I had become so enchanted with would be a wonderful...

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Beach Reading – The Rum Diary

“This is the Thompson who still read Hemingway, who was still enchanted with palm tree paradises and seedy gentlemen in linen suits sipping gin on shady porches.”   The Rum Diary Hunter S. Thompson When the rum drinking starts before noon, you rarely make it through the night. Or so goes the tale of Hunter...

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