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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through la casa Not a creature was stirring, CARAMBA, Que Pasa? Los ninos were all tucked away in their camas Some in vestidos and some in pajamas While Mama worked late in her little cocina El Gordo was down Read More...
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...
I can't believe it was one year ago today that I officially introduced "Life's a Beach" to the world and threw myself into the blogosphere. Truth be told, at the time, I had no interest in writing and my motivations for doing so were Read More...
One of our favorite peeps, Anna Lynne (Shammy) and her husband Chris celebrated their birthdays together last night at The Beer Bucket. This is Shammy's 4th Birthday Bash in Playa del Carmen and she was surrounded by lots of friends, old and new. Read More...
Friday night marked the re-opening of the bar at Mom's Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Our pal Jurgen has been working hard to get the old bar polished up and well stocked and ready to welcome guests of the hotel, Playa residents and visitors. Rob and Read More...
Last night was the inauguration of "Bolister in The Blue", an evening of acoustic music and song from Playa favorite, the talented and charming Chris Bolister. Perched on a swing at the bar, surrounded by friends old and new, Chris entertained Read More...
Last night was the innaugural evening for this year's Paintings for Pets fundraiser hosted by Tony and Cheri Head of the famed Luna Blue Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Well loved, award winning artist Barry Launius generously offered to show and sell Read More...
Now that I am back in school every morning (more on that later) I find that my schedule is getting really tight. My blogging has become less frequent. My message board activities are sporadic. I have been sorely neglecting my fellow blogger pals for the Read More...
Look at this great old photograph I found. This is the beach road south of what is now, the town of Mahahual! Pretty cool, yes? Actually, this is a photo I took back in 2006. It has been altered with an online tool called a Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator Read More...
I always say I am going to make a point of breaking out of my routine but, somehow, I usually end up at the same old places. Then, I get bored with "the same old places" and I don't go out at all! Thursday night, I broke from my usual routine 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...
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