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Join us on Saturday February 13th 10am - 3pm for the next workshop in the series, "Sustainable Saturdays ' at Ak Lu'um International School. This month, learn the techniques to effective Organic Gardening. The workshops will include: How Read More...
Yesterday afternoon, the beach in front of Wicky's Restauran t in Playa del Carmen was the place to be for great BBQ and live music! The fundraiser, "Hope for Haiti", benefiting, Doctors Without Borders , was hosted by Wicky's, attracting Read More...
Over thirty Riviera Maya businesses and organizations turned out to display their eco-friendly wares and spread the word about environmental responsibility at the 2nd annual Think Green Eco-Expo . Covering several blocks of Playa del Carmen's world Read More...
A few days ago, many Playa del Carmen residents,including our family, received a message from Miss Sarah, Captain Dave's sister up in Memphis Tennessee. It seems after a battery of tests, doctors have discovered that our favorite pirate has small Read More...
This past Wednesday evening the ladies of Wednesday, Women and Wine hosted a special holiday bazaar at Coffee Cafe on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Members and friends of this social networking group were on hand promoting their businesses, selling homemade Read More...
In a rather surprising and spirited match up, the hodge-podge group of youngsters that makes up the Interplaya community youth team outscored the team from Colegio Tepeyac 5 -1. With just a few weeks of practice under their belts, this group, comprised Read More...
One of the many fun, and often confusing aspects of life in Playa del Carmen is the preponderance of small parades that just pop up at seemingly random times. I can't tell you how many times I have been in town, running errands or picking up dinner, Read More...
Mexico is a proud country. Even here in Playa del Carmen, a diverse, young city with a melange of residents, from all walks of life and from all over Mexico, on this day they are all one. At 11:00 pm a cacophony of sound and noise is magically orchestrated Read More...
Recently, Captain Dave invested in a new sound system, some top of the line equipment to support Playa's favorite house band, The Nasty B.astards. We have been a little tied up lately, getting the kids settled back into school, working with clients Read More...
Finally, after three months of hard work and countless hours of planning and organizing, Taste of Playa went off to rave reviews. The event saw nearly three thousand Playa del Carmen residents and tourists come through the grounds. Some came just to look Read More...
During the last few days of the school year, when many of the foreign students have already returned to their home countries for the summer break, the remaining children are treated to all kinds of fun activities. One such extracurricular outing is a Read More...
After two failed attempts, Cole and I were finally rewarded for our efforts with a great view of the Carnaval 2009 parade! This year, the floats were staged along Constituyentes before progressing south on Avenida 20 to the Municipal Plaza. The streets Read More...
OK, I have to rant. Why, oh why, does Playa del Carmen not celebrate Carnaval at the same time as every other city/village/island in Mexico? And why, is it so hard to post an accurate itinerary of events, in a timely manner? I make every effort to read Read More...
Last Friday, the pre-school classes of El Papalote School, Playgroup through K3, gathered near Calle Corazon for a bicycle parade down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. In the spirit of Carnaval, the children were all in costume, their bikes decorated accordingly, Read More...