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April 2011 Blog Posts (35)

Passport Problems-Your Help Needed

Why the Government Could Make it Nearly Impossible for You to Get a Passport

 

Remember when Alaskan extremist candidate Joe Miller cited East Germany's border fence as a fine example and we all laughed and laughed because their fence was built to keep…

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Added by George Puckett on April 26, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Nice online jigsaw puzzle

Our "weekly" jigsaw puzzles are photos from throughout Mexico and are linked to articles about the places they represent. This week's puzzle is a beautiful dancer from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas: http://www.mexicoguru.com/jigsaw-puzzles.php

Added by Mexico Guru on April 24, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!!!

Living in Los Cabos: It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!!!

 

 

There are just some amazing people in the world. Since there just are never too many feel-good stories I’d like to tell you about one more.

 

This person, who is so anonymous even I couldn’t figure out who it is, has…

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Added by Carol Billups on April 22, 2011 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

EARTH DAY - April 22, 2011

 

 

 

What will you do?

  1. Change out my light bulbs
  2. Plant a garden/tree
  3. Pick up the next piece of trash I see on the ground
  4. Recycle plastics
  5. Use reusable shopping bags
  6. Walk more

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Added by Splurge Art Gallery on April 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

TEQUILA

While tequila is drunk throughout Mexico it is only produced and distilled in certain regions of Mexico.  There are close to 1,000 certified brands and they are produced by 131 distilleries.  There are two categories of tequila.  The first category is 100% de Agave Tequila and the second is Tequila, which is often called Mixted (Mixto). There are five types of tequila within these categories:  Blanco (Silver), Joven (Gold), Resposado (Aged), Añejo (Extra aged) and finally Extra Añejo…

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Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on April 21, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

TIPS FOR THE TRAVELER TO MEXICO

TIPS FOR THE TRAVELER TO MEXICO

Make sure your friends and family know where you’re staying! It’s always a good idea to leave a copy of your itinerary with someone at home.  Some may feel they wish to register their travel with the USA State Department through their free service at https://travelregistration.state.gov.  This makes sure that you can be contacted in case of an…

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Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on April 21, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments

AMPI La Paz News

REALTORS® Tour La Paz

By John K. Glaab, CIPS

 

   A bus full of realtors from The Mexican Association of Professional Realtors (AMPI) recently toured La Paz from on  end to the other. Starting with an open house on the Malecon, the group finished in Fidepaz.

   Among the properties viewed were a condominium project ( Los Altus above Marina Palmira) another condominium building at  La Posada, and two large homes at Fidepaz.Companies represented on the tour were…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on April 19, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Jesus Christ Superstar a Huge Hit in Playa del Carmen!

A funny thing happened to Rob and me seven years ago during one of our scouting trips to Mexico in the year before we made the move to Playa del Carmen. In April of 2004, we came to Playa, just the two of us, to shop for and hopefully purchase the land on which we would build our condos. One evening, after a long day with our agent, we wandered down 5th Ave. to the zocalo and found a nice quiet restaurant overlooking the square and down to the beach. There seemed to be quite a bit of…

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Added by Michele Kinnon on April 18, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

6th Annual Three-Legged Bar Crawl Raises $30,000 MXN

Bomberos 3 Legged Race Playa del Carmen  

On April 10, 2011, Playa del Carmen residents and visitors gathered together to participate in one the region's best loved events, the annual Three-Legged Bar Crawl to support the Bomberos of Quintana Roo. This year, marks the 6th running of this event. A record 16 teams strapped themselves together for this fun-filled race through the busy streets of this seaside city encouraged by the cheers of onlookers and event sponsors. Organized by Brian Borjesson and a…

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Added by Michele Kinnon on April 18, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sunshine in Lake Chapala, and lots of it!

 

Just read that in Seattle (I'm from Washington state) that they've now had 41 consecutive days without a sunny day. Read and weep: http://www.komonews.com/weather/blogs/scott/119421644.html

 

Meanwhile, here at Lake Chapala, Mexico (just south of the Guadalajara International Airport) we've had 191 consecutive days…

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Added by Thomas Hellyer on April 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Date Announced for Taste of Playa 2011

Playa del Carmen’s third annual Taste of Playa has been announced for November 20, 2011. Taste of Playa, the Riviera Maya’s premier culinary festival, will once again be held in Parque Fundadores on the shores of the Mexican Caribbean. This day-long event will offer residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to sample a wide variety of cuisines created by many of the region’s local chefs.  Distinctive restaurants from all along the Riviera Maya will gather to showcase new menu items and… Continue

Added by Michele Kinnon on April 6, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: April is Red Cross Month

Living in Los Cabos: April is Red Cross Month

 

I just saw the video of President Felipe Calderon addressing representatives of the national Red Cross, and the presentation of a fleet of new ambulances. Pretty cool. And a reminder that the Collecta Nacional should be going on this month. We’re not sure…

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Added by Carol Billups on April 6, 2011 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Designing and building a home in San Miguel de Allende

Here's an article on designing and building from scratch. http://www.mexicoguru.com/design/build-your-own-house.php  Also on the menu are other featured properties describing other homes built or refurbished in Mexico and their particular design challenges.

 



Added by Mexico Guru on April 5, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

“The Underwater Critters of Banderas Bay” PREMIERES AT SPLURGE - April 22,2011

 

 

For the month of April, The Earth Day Network in association with Splurge Art Gallery in…

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Added by Splurge Art Gallery on April 5, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments

The World's Best Beaches for Retirement

Your retirement years could include the sound of the sea lapping gently against the shore from your bedroom window and a view of the Pacific from your balcony. Constant sunshine and long walks along the sand whenever the inclination strikes you could even be an affordable retirement option if you pick the right place. Here are the world’s best beaches for retirement.

1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is the place to go to enjoy a world-class Pacific coast lifestyle. This…

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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mexico is Most Competitive Latin Tourism Market

see the full report here:

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_TravelTourismCompetitiveness_Report_2011.pdf

Robin Miller is with Carpe Diem Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta. She has been in the Mexico Resort Real Estate Industry for over 5 years, assisting clients with their buying and selling decisions. Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, as…

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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Puerto Vallarta Airport

 

 



Saturday March 19.

Puerto Vallarta airport is filled to the brim with departing flights from West Jet, Delta, Frontier, AA, Air Transat, to many destinations across Canada and the US.

Many a grim faces, but…

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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Riviera Nayarit Recycles

Plastic Profits: Riviera Nayarit Begins Recycling Program



Laura Gelezunas - PVNN



The Riviera Regional Recycling program does…
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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Plastic Recycling in Puerto Vallarta

10 million pesos dedicated to new plastics recycling project in Puerto Vallarta

Written by Keph Senett…

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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mexico Crime Statistics

More on security in Mexico… This article was recently posted on www.hispanicvista.com, entitled, If facts don’t lie, is Mexico safer than the U.S.? Here comes Easter break again and young people will be young people – high school and college kids will travel to distant places where the drinking age is either less than it is in the U.S. or where authorities don’t care to enforce minors’ drinking laws. For several decades Mexico has been one such…

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Added by Robin Miller on April 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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