Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy

Fredrick Catherwood’s Lasting Legacy


In  the early 1840’s, two haggard men on mules emerged from Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula telling stories of a lost civilization discovered and unknown cities explored, long before the days when Nikon cameras and National Geographic magazine told us of these things. Between the years of 1839-1842, American John Lloyd Stephens...

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Buying on the Beach

Buying on the Beach

Defining Mexico’s Federal Maritime Zone


  Defining and measuring the Federal Maritime Zone The Federal Maritime Zone is legally described as the 20 meter wide strip of land that is transitable and next to the beach (playa mar). Let’s break this down to make sure we are clear on what we are talking about: 1....

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The Secret to Raising Fish

The Secret to Raising Fish

The Holy Trinity of Resonance


Do some boats raise fish better than others? You bet they do, but why? And, how can a 25 foot Mexican panga raise more fish than a “no expenses spared” 45 foot sport fisher? It is all about the Holy Trinity of Resonance, Vibration and the Horsepower to Weight Ratio....

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Wine and Cheese

Wine and Cheese

Breaking with tradition


The theme of an eternal discussion among sommeliers, the pairing of wine and cheese is without a doubt the most difficult.  This despite the fact that both are a result of the blending of yeast and bacteria.  A good cheese can better a low quality wine or a powerful cheese...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva La Revolucion!

¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva La Revolucion!

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution


Mexico’s history is laden with severe social and economic challenges. In the beginning of the twentieth century under the rule of Porifirio Diaz (1867-1911), political corruption and the ever widening gap between rich and poor caused the country to erupt in a bloody revolution that lasted from 1910 until 1920. Once the Constitution of 1917...

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November 2010

November 2010

 

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Major Real Estate Meetings

Major Real Estate Meetings

Both the Mexican Association of Real estate Professionals (AMPI) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) will be having educational events, in the middle of the fourth quarter of 2010. The National Association of Realtors will meet in New Orleans November 5-8th, for NARDI gras. A wide variety of educational events will be included along...

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos


The ritual known today as Diá de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, has been celebrated by the indigenous populations of Mexico for at least 3,000 years. Ancient civilizations believed that death was the continuation of life not the end. That living was just a dream and only in death did they become truly...

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Recipe: Nopal Pico de Gallo

Recipe: Nopal Pico de Gallo

This is a fantastic raw salsa (salsa cruda) to serve with beans and rice, tacos, or on top of grilled fish: Ingredients 2 small prickly-pear (nopal) pads, chopped into 1 cm cubes (1/2 inch cubes) 1 ripe Roma tomato (or any nice red tomato), chopped into 1 cm cubes. 1⁄2 red onion, diced – 1⁄2...

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Nopales

Nopales

A cactus salad, scrambled eggs with cactus, a cactus shake … probably doesn’t make most people’s mouths water with culinary anticipation, but nopales –the flat paddles of the Opuntia cactus– have a rich history in Mexican cuisine and are a fine addition to a healthy diet. Nopales are so revered in Mexico that you will...

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April 2010

April 2010

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Letter from the Editor April 2010

Letter from the Editor April 2010

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise! And welcome to our second annual ecology issue. Green is the theme for April, and this month we celebrate the beauty and biodiversity of Mexico and the home grown ecological initiatives that have taken root here. We talk about organic growing, eco tourism, sustainable architecture, green weddings, ecological preserves...

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March 2010

March 2010

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Letter from the Editor March 2010

Letter from the Editor March 2010

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise! Zihuatanejo is looking better than ever lately and if the city could speak, I think she’d be singing. What a joy it was to see the streets so full and festive during this year’s Carnival! There was much dancing in the streets, family fun, community pride and real exuberance–a...

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February 2010

February 2010

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Letter from the editor February 2010

Letter from the editor February 2010

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise!   It’s February and the season is in full swing. The streets are bustling and dotted with visitors escaping from the cold cold north. Zihuatanejo draws a very loyal crowd who return every year about this time, when the snow is high and the sunny climes of Mexico are...

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