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One of the advantages of having our children in both of the Waldorf Schools in Playa del Carmen is that we get to participate in two different festival schedules. El Papalote held their Posada for the preschool earlier this week and, last night, Ak Lu'um Read More...
Christmas for Mexicans, in traditional homes and rural areas, is a religious holiday. For better or worse, families in Playa del Carmen, Mexican or otherwise, seem to have adopted a decidedly “Americanized” version of this holiday. This year, Read More...
Every November, closely following Dia de los Muertos, the students of El Papalote School participate in a traditional celebration of San Martin. This festival, also known as Martinmas, recognizes Martin, originally a soldier in Roman army in the 4th century. Read More...
Most people, knowing my disinterest in Halloween, are confused to learn that I really enjoy the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. As a matter of fact, this is my favorite holiday in my new home country and I look forward to it every year! Commonly known Read More...
I'm not big on Halloween. There. I've said it. I wish I was like all my pals in Playa who plan and prepare their costumes 364 days a year in anticipation of October 31st. I love looking at all the pictures from the parties and marvel at the creativity Read More...
Pinche Gringo's Sports Bar provided the perfect venue for the Fall fundraiser for Ak Lu'um International School . Given the time of year and the incliment weather, we had no way of anticipating what a huge turn-out we would have for this event! Read More...
Our great friend, Deb, managed to make a last minute trip from Oregon to Playa del Carmen just in time for the "alien invasion that wasn't" and her Birthday! What better way to celebrate another fabulous year than with a night of music and Read More...
Come one! Come all!! Jimmy Brown has kindly offered to allow us, the members of the Ak Lu’um Community, to hold a fundraiser at “The Pinche Gringo Sports Bar” on Friday October 24, 2008. I am hoping that you will all come on down for Read More...
Well, the rain finally let up enough to allow Sarah and Adam to make their vows on the beautiful beach of the Sian Kaan. We met the newlyweds and their entourage later in Playa for an after party at Brad Ryans' place, The Mojo Zone. I was lucky to Read More...
This week, Dr. Taco celebrates five years in Playa del Carmen, serving up some of the best and freshest fast food in town! In the recently innaugurated space on 10th Avenue , Carlo, Cecilia and the whole crew threw a raucous party on Saturday night with 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...
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...
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...
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...
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