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On Saturday October 26, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen Seaside hosted their first annual Charity Golf Tournament, the Seaside Rotary Golf Classic, at the Grand Coral Golf Course. Read More...
It's that time of year again! Halloween and Dia de los Muertos parties are starting to be announced! Just a few years ago, there was only one place to be on Halloween in Playa del Carmen and virtually no options for children hoping for a chance to dress up and "trick or treat"! Now there are all kinds of festivities and fun to be had for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Read More...
About a week ago, a newcomer to the area inquired on the Ask BuyPlaya Facebook Page where one might try Zumba in Playa del Carmen. In my research, I found quite a few excellent options. Read More...
The BPM Festival will make its return to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for its seventh edition on January 3-12, 2014. With the dramatic increase in size and abundance of talent the festival has to offer, BPM has rapidly established itself as an essential music destination on the global festival circuit. Read More...
Rotary Club Playa del Carmen Seaside is planning to host their first annual Charity Golf Tournament and the event organizing committee is asking for your help! Read More...
There are lots of expats from the United States living and working in Playa del Carmen and all along the Riviera Maya, ourselves included. If you are one of them and you are anything like us, about this time you might start to feel a little homesick. With the 4th of July almost upon us, we can't help but remember the backyard BBQs, block parties and spectacular fireworks displays that we all enjoyed during our years NOB...north of the border...and start looking for a fun way to celebrate our own Independence Day with like-minded gringos. Read More...
The second stop on our tour was the village of San Antonio Arrazola, famous for its fantastic alebrijes, the fanciful painted woodcarvings now ubiquitous to Oaxaca. Read More...
Our first stop was to see the archaeological site of Mont Alban. Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples...Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs..the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. Read More...
Not every single day can be Go! Go! Go! Sometimes, you just need to relax and take in your surroundings, let the sites and the sounds and the smells of the city waft by you and that's what we did for a day or two. Read More...
One of the sticky things we deal with every year around this time is Cole's birthday. Every year, it falls during our road trip forcing us to host the expected birthday party with all of his friends often weeks in advance of the actual birthday AND find something fun to do (kid fun, not grown-up fun) on the actual day. This year we decided to check out one of Oaxaca's most famous natural landmarks, Hierve el Agua. Read More...
Finally, Tropical storm Andrea has pushed north and given the Riviera Maya a chance to dry out. After being cooped up inside for a week, all the kids are anxious, knowing that exams are coming up and then the last days of school will be upon us. Many of you will spend the summer traveling, perhaps back to your home countries to visit with family and friends in more temperate climates. Read More...
Our first day in Oaxaca City was all about relaxation...and food! We all slept in and spent a leisurely morning at Casa Palomita (named for the bird not the movie snack) before going for a stroll into town. A working vacation for Rob, he had hours of emails to attend to and I took that time to acquaint myself with a city map and pin down some restaurants to check out. Oaxaca is known for its cuisine and the city is home to many fine Chefs. Read More...
Fortunately, the next day Rob was feeling much better and, after spending so long in the hotel alone, was ready to get on the road. We had planned to spend a day or two in Puebla but decided just to stop for a nice lunch instead and then continue on to Oaxaca City. We picked up our car at a rental place near the airport and with a little help from our iPhones and Google maps, we were on our way. Read More...
Today was the day we were scheduled to leave for Oaxaca. A car rental had been arranged in advance and the plan was to drive to Puebla, spend a day or two checking out the city and then carry on to Oaxaca where we were to spend the remainder of our vacation time. What we did not plan was for Rob to come down with a horrible stomach bug that would keep him in our hotel room and in bed in definitely! Read More...
One of the things that first attracted me to Rob when I was first dating him was his interest and appreciation of good food, good wine and quality spirits. At the time, I was selling wine for a very nice importer/distributor so we always had plenty of great wine on hand to pair with delicious food with my favorite restaurant accounts! Throughout our almost 15 years together, and especially during our travels, we have always enjoyed seeking out not just the best restaurants but also the best representations of regional food and drink. We are both adventurous eaters and up for trying anything and everything. Read More...