An Old Journey to Quiroga

An Old Journey to Quiroga

In going through my old travel journals, I came across photos (taken on my first digital camera at what is now a miserably low quality!) and a journal entry that describe a fabulous restaurant, Restaurante Bar Atzimba, in the Michoacan town of Quiroga. It was […continue reading…]

Zihua Sailfest 2015

Zihua Sailfest 2015

Coming up soon, one of the most astoundingly successful of Zihuatanejo fundraisers: The Fourteenth Annual ZIHUA SAILFEST 2015 Monday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 8th Since 2002, Sailfest has built more than eighty classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and playgrounds supporting disadvantaged children at twenty-nine schools in […continue reading…]

Chayote Mexican Squash

Chayote Mexican Squash

The Internet Archive at Archive.org features an old book, The Chayote: A Tropical Vegetable, that details the characteristics and properties of the tropical vine and squash native to Mexico and the Caribbean, citing documentation by Australians, Spaniards, and other Europeans who arrived in the New […continue reading…]

Sarsaparilla Root Beverage

Sarsaparilla Root Beverage

Sarsaparilla: an old-fashioned beverage made from the root of a tropical vine. Sarsaparilla is a climbing plant native to tropical America; Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Jamaica are important sarsaparilla-producing countries. According to Medicinal Plants of Tropical and Subtropical Regions, a book that […continue reading…]

Arco Norte Highway

Arco Norte Highway

The Arco Norte toll highway that skirts Mexico City to the north is a fast route around the city, easily connecting Puebla to Morelia, Mexico. This summer in our Mexico travels we had the pleasure of discovering a super fast route around Mexico City that […continue reading…]

Tropical Plants--Heliconias

Tropical Plants–Heliconias

Heliconias are strange. When we first saw them, before we knew what they were, we called them “alien plants” because they looked like they might have popped out of unlikely places at strange times and perhaps be a bit aggressive. They do look as though […continue reading…]

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

A surfing and body board tournament will be held at Playa Bonfil  in Acapulco, Mexico, on November 21, 22, and 23, 2014, in memory of Mexican surfer Evencio Garcia. There will be music, beach and pool parties, surf school, and plenty of other surfing and […continue reading…]