Mexico’s Wine Country

Mexico’s Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe


The New World of Wine Today, Baja California is incontestably the major wine region of Mexico.  Located northeast of Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, the Valle de Guadalupe produces the majority of Mexican wine—more than 90% of Mexican wine, in fact, comes from this area. Who would...

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The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre


Sundays in the United States are impossible to disassociate with football. Not so in Mexico, where futbol americano enjoys regular television airtime, but it hasn’t reached the level of importance that the sport now enjoys north of the border (slightly less important than breathing, but far more important than governing...

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Popping a Rooster or Jack

Popping a Rooster or Jack


March, April and May are some of the best months we have for inshore fishing. When I mean fishing, I am talking about the hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Plus, May through December brings on the incredible roosterfish. For both of these fish, the lighting fast runs, combined with brute strength...

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Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Profile: Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil


Architectural & Interior Design: Luis Alberto Treviño Perez Gil, Photos: Marc Pouliot Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo based Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil gained international visibility when he recently designed and built a Zihuatanejo apartment for Robert Marshall, an Urban Planner with one of the largest international architectural, urban design and interior design firms...

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The Palms of Paradise

The Palms of Paradise


They are the standard of vacation, the flags of beachy climes. Their shape makes them one of the most easily identified plants in the world. Palms belong to the Arecacea (Palmae) family, order Arecales. There are more than two thousand species, most of which are native to tropical and subtropical...

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The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez

The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez


Scour the annals of Mexican history, from Independence through the present day, and you will find no man more admired than Benito Juarez. The 19th-century president is almost universally beloved by his forebears, with only those unaware of him withholding their veneration. A full-blooded Indian from humble origins, Juarez dedicated...

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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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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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January 2010

January 2010

  

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Letter from the editor January 2010

Letter from the editor January 2010

Welcome to another day in paradise! It`s a whole new year and that always gets me philosophical: Where have we come from, where are we going…what have I done? 2010 is a very exciting year, one we have been eagerly awaiting for oh so long. it’s a good round number, has strong cultural significance, and well...

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December 2009

December 2009

   

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