Yearly archive 2001

Cock Fighting – 5,000 Years of Mean Chickens

…Alexander the Great would stage cock fights the night before battle to rile up his troops…   Cock fighting is possibly the world’s oldest spectator sport. There is some speculation about its exact origins and age, from as old as 6,000 years to as new as 1,000 years old, cock fighting has been around for...

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The Taste of Mexico – Cuisines of Mexico

Regional cuisine is born out of the limitation of supplies, out of the absence rather than the abundance of products.   The Cuisine of Imagination encompasses the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Morelos Four days after arriving in Mexico City, Hernan Cortes and a group of his captains decided to visit the city. The...

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Volume 2 - Issue 11  January 2001

Volume 2 – Issue 11 January 2001

Want a little bit of paradise in your mailbox every month? If you would be interested in receiving a monthly print copy of another day in Paradise…sign up now! Due to popular demand, we are now offering monthly subscriptions for our international readers. We’ve been recieving a lot of requests for this from our international...

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Dance of the Tlacololeros

Dance of the Tlacololeros

Virgen de Guadalupe Day is celebrated in Mexico on December 12th. Children dress up as the Virgen and Juan Diego and processions are made to area churches. Celebrations are held at area churches and dancers perform. I saw the dance of the Tlacololeros at the celebration of the Virgen de Guadalupe at the church in the Plaza Kioto in Zihuatanejo on December...

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Fish Report – January 2001

The blue water has moved in to just off the beach and the gamefish came in with the water.   We are getting outstanding light line action on the small game at the White Rocks, the Solitary Rock, and around Ixtapa Island. It is not unusual, when fishing with live bait, to get five or six different...

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Zihuatanejo Sportfishing on ESPN again

“December’s ESPN shoot was the 10th ESPN show and 15th cable fishing show filmed in Zihuatanejo.” Thanks to the efforts of Ixtapa Sportfishing Charters, Aeromexico Vacations and Airlines, and the Barcelo all-inclusive resort,Ixtapa Zihuatanejo once again enjoyed the opportunity to show the world its outstanding big game sportfishing through the eyes of the ESPN cameras. Mr. Jim Costolnick, host of the television series, In...

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The Taste of Mexico – Mole

“…Mole Poblano, probably Mexico´s most popular mole, was developed by nuns during the 17th Century.”   Mole is prepared in such different ways that a whole encyclopaedia could be written about it. Mole includes highly refined Pre-hispanic tradition, European ways of cooking, peasant wisdom, convent dedication, indigenous herbs and products from the Far East. Mole was...

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Secret Spots – Tacos, anyone?

“At this taco stand, they are known for preparing all kinds of meats, and all parts of animals.” OK, Listen up: tacos, Mexican style, are not what you think they are. Forget Taco Bell, Old El Paso Taco Shells and anything resembling a curved fried tortilla. To a Mexican, tacos are flat, non-fried, tortillas topped with varying kinds of meats, veggies and spicy...

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Uncle Sam & Your Mexican Home

“If you qualify, the benefit of a $25,000 deduction can provide significant tax relief.”   Like many a traveler, you’ve come to Zihuatanejo, lets say from from Portland, Oregon, looking for an escape from the cold and the office. A little romance in a tropical paradise would be nice too! What you did not expect...

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Art in Zihuatanejo – Galeria Ixchel Maya

“For the past decade, Mr. Macias has been working on his ongoing sculpture series, Goddesses and Women of Mexico.” The name Zihuatanejo is derived from the Nahuatl Cihuatlan which means, Land of the Women. For many centuries Zihuatanejo was an important matriarchal center in Mexico. In keeping with this tradition, Galeria Ixchel Maya on Nicolas...

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Z-Scene – January 2001

Took my friends, SANDRA and JAY MESENGER of Colorado to see the “fab-ienda” being built by TONY and CLAIRE PIAZZA of the TRISTAR. Tony was nice enough to give us a tour and Jetsales magnate Jay, whose mother is columnist MAXINE MESENGER of the Houston Chronicle, was so impressed that he asked Real Estate Agent...

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Consider the Hammock, Señor

“More than 100 million people of diverse cultures and countries use hammocks as beds or furniture every day.” Think of those master Mayans out there a long time ago – extraordinary astronomers and mathematicians, those who produced the most accurate calendar, built awesome pyramids and stone palaces and created their own writing system – they...

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