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We have been to Merida several times in the six years that we have lived in Mexico. One of Cole's annual Tae Kwon Do tournaments is hosted here and we are looking forward Birdie's first qualifying horse show that will take place at the Hipico del Sureste at the end of March. It's a great city and I am enjoying it now more than ever. We are here on a recon mission, looking for investment properties for ourselves and for buyers looking to expand their portfolios, so it's not as much of vacation as I might like. Still, the kids are coming with us so we will be looking for opportunities for fun when we are not picking our way through old colonial ruins. Read More...
On Sunday, December 5, parents and children from all across the Riviera Maya and as far away as Mexico City gathered together at Ak Lu’um International School in Playa del Carmen , to participate in the 1st annual Family Eco-Challenge , a contest Read More...
Every once in a while, when I am really starting to be concerned that I am raising my children in a party town, a den of iniquity completely lacking in any cultural integrity, an opportunity like this pops up. A few weeks back, just before Taste of Playa, we were invited to attend a special event at Xcaret, a wine tasting evening organized to kick off the 1st annual Festival of Mexican Wines scheduled for March 9-12 2011. Some of Mexico's finest wine producers, Santo Thomas, Monte Xanic, Casa Domecq and Casa Madero, offered tastes of more than 20 of their best wines to a crowd of over 1000. Read More...
I'm hoping this is a good thing as several people have approached me in the grocery store (people I do not know) and said "Taste of Playa, si?" gesturing toward my ever present TOP baseball cap. "Bueno, bonito, barato!" they exclaim enthusiastically! I smile in return and nod my head. "Si, si. Gracias por venir." I reply in my very best, most polite Spanish. Read More...
The Riviera Maya is abuzz with activity and excitement this week as Cancun welcomes the delegates of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. As the host country, Mexico is conduction an inclusive conference with the aim of building understanding among the Parties to ensure that COP16/CMP6 deliver concrete and effective results to tackle the global challenge of climate change. Mexico has encouraged broad participation in the conference as well as extensive dialogue in the collective search for common solutions. Read More...
Continuing Angel Notion's mission for this Christmas in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding areas, everyone at the Angel Notion Clinic is busy preparing to make this holiday season a happy one for the less fortunate residents of the Riviera Maya. There is much work to do, and many toys and much food to be amassed. We look to you, once again to help fulfill the dreams of as many local children and families as possible. Read More...
Are you in Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving this year? How about spending your day on the beach instead of in the kitchen. Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club has a fabulous menu planned for the day that is hard to pass up. Read More...
Ak Lu'um International School , the first ecological school in Mexico invites you to take part in the 1st Annual Eco-Challenge on Sunday December 5th 2010! The Contest: As a family, design and build a unique toy or game that does not harm the environment Read More...
As most of my friends are well aware, I am no fan of Halloween. This pretty much makes me a total outcast in Playa del Carmen. For two years running, I have successfully avoided the whole thing by accompanying Cole to the "Copa de Merida" tournament Read More...
After a nice break for the hot summer months, The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos is back in action with a new Chef, a new curriculum and lots of new recipes! Recently, I invited myself to sit in on one of the first classes with Chef Pablo Read More...
Recently, my pal Mitch and I enrolled in an interesting conference to be held over a weekend at the nearby Hacienda Tres Rios Resort . Having had the good fortune to be a guest at the resort for previous events, I had a feeling that this would be an interesting Read More...
Destination: PEACE has announced the dates and posted a preliminary itinerary for its next Volunteer Vacation on Isla Mujeres. This unique retreat, scheduled for March 5 - 11 2011 will include Level I, Level II and Master Reiki Certification workshops Read More...
Recently, several of the Primary classes from the El Papalote School were invited to visit the new and improved Parque la Ceiba . It has been almost a year since I have taken the time to visit the park and I was impressed with the changes. A beautiful Read More...
If you haven't signed up yet for the 2nd Annual Women in Wellness retreat, there's still time! The week-long series of events runs from November 1 - 8, 2010. The schedule (subject to change) is posted below. As a registered participant you may take part in as many or as few activities as you like. The registration fee for the retreat is $50 usd. *The prices listed below are listed in US dollars and are for registered attendees. Non- registered guests who wish to participate in the various workshops and activities may do so. Associated costs and fees will vary. Please contact event organizer, Lydia Pontius [ lydia@justimagine.net ] for more information and to reserve your place. Read More...
In The Roo Travel Guide, Buy Playa Real Estate Advisors and Wicky's are joining forces to sponsor a Trip Report Competition each month through the end of 2010. The best trip report submitted each month will win $100 USD in cash, while runners up will Read More...
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