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July 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Interbational Real Estate

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Linda Neil, Founder of The Settlement Company® and Linda Neil Properties is in Chicago this week. She is participating in a VIP Certified International Property Specialist event. It is taking place at The REALTOR Building. In…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 31, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The Pyramid of Positive Thinking, Tulum



The Pyramid of Positive Thinking- Where Time Stops, Only to be Reborn

For thousands of years this small, laid back beach town in the Riviera Maya, Mexico has been an important place, beginning with the ancient Mayan civilization who originally inhabited the walled city they knew as Zamá- place where the sun is born. Now, Tulum is an important tourist zone for travelers from all over the world to explore the wonders of the…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tulum Pyramid of Positvie Thinking



The Pyramid of Positive Thinking- Where Time Stops, Only to be Reborn

For thousands of years this small, laid back beach town in the Riviera Maya, Mexico has been an important place, beginning with the ancient Mayan civilization who originally inhabited the walled city they knew as Zamá- place where the sun is born. Now, Tulum is an important tourist zone for travelers from all over the world to explore the wonders of the Mayan…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mezcal de Pechuga in Oaxaca: A History and Contemporary Formulations

Here's my most recent article for those with an interest in mezcal in Mexico, and I suppose spirits in general.

 

http://www.oaxaca-mezcal.com/2/category/mezcal%20de%20pechuga%20oaxaca/1.html

 

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca B & B (http://www.oaxacadream.com)

Added by Alvin Starkman on July 29, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

International Real Estate Meetings

John Glaab and Linda Neil are in San Jose, CA. On Sunday they will fly to Chicago to attend week long meetings  at The National Association of Realtors® headquarters. More details, later.

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 26, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Taste of Playa 2012 VIP Passes are Now Available!

Taste of Playa Limited release all-inclusive VIP Passes and discounted Taste of Playa "Pesos" are now available for Taste of Playa 2012 through advance purchase online at http://www.tasteofplaya.com

Taste of Playa is a community-oriented culinary event that

celebrates the creativity and…

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Added by Michele Kinnon on July 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Swim with the Whale Sharks!

There is always something special to do when you are visiting Cancun. There is no shortage of activities here, from visiting ancient Mayan ruins to cenotes and water activities. What about doing something out of the ordinary to something extraordinary? If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, here it is! Come and swim with the Whale Sharks in Cancun.…

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Added by Mary Goodrich on July 23, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Final of Carol Billups'Chapter from the Kindle Book

                               Cabo San Lucas: Sun, Sea, Desert…You

 

 

By: Carol Billups

So you’ve booked four days in Cabo San Lucas; now, what are you going to do…

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Added by George Puckett on July 22, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Doing the Bandwidth Boogie

Living in Los Cabos: Doing the Bandwidth Boogie

 

As of this evening I’m going to have a new hobby. It’s going to be great fun. For the foreseeable future every evening I will be making a call to my new best friends, the English-speaking tech support agents at TelMex, and asking them why I cannot stream…

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Added by Carol Billups on July 20, 2012 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Art Crawl Every Thursday on Playa del Carmen's Trendy 5th Avenue

Artists from all over the Riviera Maya share their talent every

Thursday evening on Playa del Carmen's trendy 5th Avenue between Avenida

Constituyentes and Calle 40.

Caminarte 5th Avenue Playa del Carmen  

Caminarte is an open air art show

celebrating the joy of meandering this bustling main street, open only

to foot traffic, and to promote art and artists living in Playa del

Carmen and all along the

Riviera Maya.  This event is open to all local artists, both…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 18, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

A Night at the Feria Playa del Carmen 2012 in Photos

The Feria Playa del Carmen 2012 was packed with people every day that it filled the Zocalo, Palacio Gobernal and part of the parking area for Wal-Mart on Avenida 30.  The fair was bustling in the evenings offering fair goers a wonderful variety of typical Mexican Feria goodness!  Junk food, rides, handicrafts, household items, shoes, costume jewelry, cocktails, games, nightly shows and more kept Playa del Carmen fair aficionados busy and content for a whole 10 days. …

Fair Food Playa del Carmen

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

What the Heck is a Kibi?!

Out and about on the beaches and in the city areas of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula a common sight is the Kibi vendor.  

Kibi on the beach Riviera Maya Mexico  

So what the heck is a Kibi anyway!?  

Kibi a traditonal favorite in the Yucatan Peninsula

 

Kibbeh is a common food in Syria, Palestine, the entire

Middle East, part of Caucasus as well as in Armenia and is traditionally

considered the national dish of Lebanon. In its most current form it consists

of minced meat of lamb with bulgur and…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on July 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Good Eats - Guanabana (Soursop)

Fruits of Mexico - Guanabana

A few days ago, on our drive back from Belize, I spotted these unfortunate looking fruit growing on a large tree in Limones. I immediately recognized the fruit as Guanabana or Soursop has been getting a lot of facetime recently on the internet, touted by many for its possible cancer curing/inhibiting qualities. I'm not sure about all that (and I can only imagine how much of this one would need to eat to see such miraculous results) but I was curious about it and so, when I…

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Added by Michele Kinnon on July 16, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments

2012 Feria de Playa del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament

Playa del carmen Fishing The second annual Feria del Carmen Sport Fishing Tournament in Playa del Carmen will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 14, leaving from the beach at 8:00 am sharp in front of Playa del Carmen's historic Parque…

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Added by Michele Kinnon on July 16, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: A Special Consideration for Sellers

Living in Los Cabos:  A Special Consideration for Sellers

 

One of the things we think about when placing a property on the market is what the seller is going to end up putting in their pockets when the deal is concluded. This is not my favorite part of my job because quite often I’m the…

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Added by Carol Billups on July 13, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: You Never Tire Of This

Living in Los Cabos:  You Never Tire Of This

 

I remember a few years back hearing an agent, while showing a house with no view, telling the prospect that ocean views are highly over-rated. “In fact, after a few months, you don’t even notice them any more,” is the gist of his comment, “So they really aren’t worth the extra expense.” Bull Hockey. Obviously.  I’m pretty sure I’ll never get to the point of not enjoying an ocean view, and it’s been waaay more than a few months.…

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Added by Carol Billups on July 12, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

INEGI Lab

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 11, 2012 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Members of AMPI's National Advisory Board convene in Aguascalientes

Members of AMPI’s National Advisory Council. The photo was taken in front of the INEGI Building (Mexico’s Statistics and Geography Department) in Aguascaliente. The picture was taken following a historic signing of a document of cooperation between AMPI and…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 10, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Historic Day for Mexican Real Estate

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Historic Day for Mexico’s Real Estate Industry: The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) and Mexico's Department of Geography and Statistics (INEGI) have signed a Convenio. (Document of cooperation) The ceremony took place at…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 9, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

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