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Life in a tropical climate comes with a host of challenges. The scorching sun, the heat, the unrelenting humidity all take some getting used to. (We’re not even going to begin the BUG discussion) After four years, our blood has certainly thinned Read More...
This week, one of our favorite people in the whole wide world, Mike Lopiano, came for a visit and to take care of some work at his beautiful vacation home, Casa Vista , in Playacar. While a fabulous dinner out is always a must when Mike is in town, we Read More...
Ak Lu'um's new jungle campus is nearly ready and on Monday August 18th they are opening their doors to the community. If you have been investigating the options for your children's education here in Playa del Carmen, Ak Lu'um should be Read More...
This Saturday, August 2 there will be three performances of the classic fairy tale, " Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ". Performances will be held at Colegio Mayaland in the Ejido at 12:00pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $25 pesos and Read More...
Hello Playa friends and family! There will be a big recycling drive tomorrow, Saturday July 19 at Parque la Ceiba. The goal is to collect 30 tons of recyclable materials!! The following items will be accepted at the park from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Cans Glass Read More...
Captain Dave's Bad Boys Beach Bar was the scene of this years rip roaring 4th of July celebration. Our own Cowboy John smoked an enormous pig and dozens of local folks contributed their favorite potluck side dishes, creating a fabulous feast. J.J. Read More...
Last night was the first of what we hope will be many Parrothead parties at The Luna Blue Hotel . Tony cooked up the best cheeseburgers in paradise, Jimmy Buffet streamed live via Radio Margaritaville , Jose kept us well lubricated with 2 for 1 margaritas Read More...
You would think that after four years I would at least start to "get it". The flow of life in Mexico is very different than in Upstate New York, of course. I have no grand illusions of changing the way things work here just to suit my standards. Read More...
¡Los estudiantes y los maestros de la escuela del El Papalote prepararon un celebración del día de una madre maravillosa por completo de la canción y de la danza, rodeado por 1000 garzas de papel! Pasamos una mañana encantadora Read More...
Aptly named for the Mayan tree of life, Parque La Ceiba is breathing new life into our community. Inaugurated officially in mid-March yet still a work in progress, Parque La Ceiba is a refreshing oasis in a city that seems bound and determined to cover Read More...
Lovely Tara turned the big 4-0 on Sunday and her better half (don't they all think that anyway), Steve, threw her a terrific pool party! The sun was hot, the water was cool, the food was delicious and everyone had a great time. Lots of familiar friendly Read More...
Last Tuesday, in celebration and appreciation of Earth Day, the students in the Pre-1st class at El Papalote, traveled 30 minutes north, via vans, for a day at La Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Morelos. I was lucky enough to be invited along as chaperone/staff Read More...
I managed to sneak away from my sick husband for a few hours on Wednesday night and headed over to check out the festivities at the Peep Meet going on at La Ranita. It was a very good turn-out. Lots of famililar faces and some newbies too! Do you recognize Read More...
This evening, the kids and I had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time. Since Carnival was postponed this year because of the local elections, there has been some confusion about when and if Playa del Carmen would hold this much Read More...
The littlest Kinnons and I spent the afternoon cheering for our own hometown futbol team (that's soccer to you gringos) Interplaya in a heated match against the UNACH Ocelotes from Chiapas. During the season, the Villanueva Stadium hosts second division Read More...