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Volume 2 - Issue 13

March 2001

Welcome to Another Day in Paradise

Waking up in Zihuatanejo
Many of us come to Mexico for the warm weather and the warm water…and some of us also come to Mexico to experience the “real Mexico”…one of the ways to do that is to keep the windows open, especially in the mornings.

Z-Scene - March 2001
ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS: Owners of the NIRVANA, Z-superwoman-in-training KATE and husband ANDREW reported a rare sighting of Orcas a few miles outside the bay. While taking out two couples who were visiting here all the way from Fargo, North Dakota they spotted a mother Humpback whale who had just given birth.

Investment Opportunities in Mexico
It's hot in Mexico again: Moody's, a top credit rating service, raised its rating on Mexican government debt to investment grade last year and word has it that Standard and Poor's is seriously considering to do the same this year.

Do you you the way to Lazaro?
Your annual permit to import your trusted and much used vehicle is about to expire. Provoking further anxiety you discover from the local immigration office that the closest place to renew one's permit is at the Banjercito (Military Bank) Office in downtown Lazaro Cardenas.

The Taste of Mexico - Cuisines of Mexico
Four days after arriving in Mexico City, Hernan Cortes and a group of his captains decided to visit the city. The first thing they visited was the market on Tlatelolco Square. The great captain and his men were astonished.

Pulque - Wonder drink of the Aztecs
The maguey, aka the agave, aka the century plant is the marvelous botanical to which we owe much reverence and revelry. It produces Pulque, Mezcal and Tequila. Pulque is made from the fermented (not distilled) sap of the maguey plant and was a sacred drink of the Aztecs.

Secret Spots - Sushi
Here we are, on the Pacific coast, in one of the best fishing spots in the world. Fish is the order of the day - catching and eating fish seems to be the local past-time. There are so many ways to cook fish, so many ways to eat it, that when something new or different comes up, you have to try it.

Meet The Capts. - Capt. Luis
Recently, I was able to sit down Luis R. Maciel Castro and have a nice long talk about catching the large tuna here in Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo. Luis is the owner of two pangas that he uses for two different types of fishing.

Fishing Report - March 2001
February and March are considered to be our peak months for the sailfish migration. Something happened this year. Mother nature pulled some tricks on us. She first got it going with a small earthquake, and believe it or not, earthquakes really shut the fishing down.

Traveling Mexico - San Cristobal de las Casas
In writing all of my travel articles, one of my main objectives is to let you readers know that there is more to Mexico than our little beach paradise. If you are interested in seeing one of the true hidden treasures of Mexico and to get a real taste of Mexico, head down to Chiapas, to the former capital, San Cristóbal de Las Casas.

Beach Reading - Eat the Rich
This is P.J. O'Rourke's treatise on global economics and it's pretty deep for a humorist.

One of the problems with P.J. O'Rourke is you never know what category to put him in, travel, humor, satire, politics, journalism...

 

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March Madness
Captain Felipe Santacruz Orozco of the "Yellow Fin" and Ken Givens of Dearborn Heights MI., with Ken's 350 lb giant yellow fin tuna caught during the storm of March 2nd amid rain, wind and 10-12 foot swells, right outside Zihuatanejo Bay.

 
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