Monthly archive November, 2000
Volume 2 - Issue 9  November 2000

Volume 2 – Issue 9 November 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. If you have any upcoming events to publicize, please let us know. Fan Mail Greetings from Minnesota, Thanks for putting out your 2...

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Driving Adventure in Mexico: Nogales to Zihuatanejo – Part II

The 5 cm. shoulder to those 100 m. cliffs lend excitement to the drive.” Destination: Troncones, Mexico, just north of Zihuatanejo. (Continued from last month) The road from Tepic to Guadalajara was an excellent cuota. The elevation rises to 5,141 feet though; this is not for a car with a weak cooling system. Our 720...

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Fishing Report – November 2000

…these hard fighting 15 to 25 pound fish will test the skill of any angler.”   November certainly has plenty of activity. There are more people arriving everyday. The major Catch and Release Tournament runs from the 16th through the 18th for 3 days for some of the world’s best billfishing by many of the...

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Meet the Captains – Capt. Triby

He is very proficient with a rod and reel, but like many traditional pangeros, he prefers the hand line.”   Margarito (Triby) Rodriguez Gomez is primarily a commercial pangero who works out of his panga named Nathaly.  Occasionally he has worked with me and a few private yachts assisting us with his incredible ability to...

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The Taste of Mexico – Chiles

Chili eaters do not adapt to the burn; except for extreme cases, the burn threshold for the spice is the same for American chili novices as for experienced Mexicans.”   The Respectable Lady of the “Small Red Chili Pepper,” the Pre-Hispanic goddess of chili peppers, sister of Tlaloc, the god of water was called Tlatlauhqui-cihuatl-ichilzintli. Her name...

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Secret Spots – Cevichería el Güero

…the pulpo is cooked the way it should be, the texture is right on and the taste is not overpowering.”   When we write our restaurant reviews, we try and let you know about those hidden tucked away spots that give you a true sense of discovering a real feel for our little community here....

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Art in Zihuatanejo – Grand Opening of Zih Galería

“Zih Galería is a welcome addition to Zihuatanejo’s ever growing art community and well worth a visit.”   ZIH Galeria Juan Alvarez, Central Zihuatanejo Mexico has long had a rich art tradition. Masters in almost every form have hailed from this country. From sculpture to wood carving, furniture designers, jewelry and metal working to a vast tradition...

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Golfing Ixtapa

“…a shot I blame on the “sandtrap” because, like every golfer believes, my swing is perfect!”   Palma Real Golf Course, Ixtapa. The golf course was, much to my surprise, in very good shape. And, considering the prime real estate dedicated to the golf course, the cost of my round was, if not a good deal,...

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Viva la Bahia! Zihuatanejo celebrates its Bay

(One year ago) Representatives of more than 20 civil organizations got together to form the Movement for the Rescue and Preservation of the Bay of Zihuatanejo.”   It was an absolutely gorgeous Sunday morning, that 29th of October, when 30 enthusiastic swimmers ranging from age 4 to 54 and one excited Golden Labrador jumped into...

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Beach Reading – Cruising Paradise

“Mr. Shepard, tackles the recklessness of relationships and the minute memories we all have that seem to define our past.” Cruising Paradise: Tales by Sam Shepard   Remember Dolly Parton’s husband in the movie Steel Magnolias? Well, that quiet grumbling cowboy was Sam Shepard. He has appeared in bit parts in movies such as The Right...

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Bird watching in Zihuatanejo

“The birds are tourists themselves, they breed in the wetlands in the Northwest US and Canada.” I have been watching the birds here in the winter off and on for the past three years and I’d like to share with you what I have seen. We stay up the hill on the La Ropa road...

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Special Report – Fintastic’s Second Annual Total Tag & Release Billfish

Tournament Opening Day Report Zihuatanejo-Rolex-IGFA Invitational Tournament of Champions Qualifying event, Fintastic’s Tag & Release Billfish Tournament, kicked off this morning in the shining Pacific Coast waters of Zihuatanejo, Mexico amid great expectations. Over 40 international contestants, amateurs and professionals alike, in fourteen teams are competing for cash and prizes and the coveted invitation to...

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