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A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.

ivan

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oaxaca, Mexico - One of 33 World Heritage Sites in Mexico


Oaxaca, Mexico - One of 33 World Heritage Sites in Mexico

Nestled in the mountains of the State of OaxacaMexico, the city of Oaxaca not only offers one of the best climates in the world, but the town is full of churches, museums and history.
 One of the altars in the main cathedral in Oaxaca, Mexico
The Big Mozey
A photo of The Cathedral of Oaxaca
The Big Mozey
There are at least 6 churches that are worth seeing, 4 museums, the local theater offers a weekly venue of plays and concerts and there are history museums and textile museums.
Mexico itself is known for Tequila, but in Oaxaca, the locals brew a drink called Mezcal. The difference between Tequila and Mezcal is that tequila uses one type of agave, while Mezcal can use anywhere from 2 to 32 different types of agave. Since it is similar to the types of wine one can get from different types of grapes, the Mezcal industry is a small one, with local Mezcal makers in the Oaxaca area doing their own thing to come up with different flavors of Mezcal
From oyster bars, pizza parlors, local artesian restaurants to street vendors, Oaxaca offers the visitor a wide range of food choices. Some open air, some closed in with glass windows, the variety of restaurants in the city makes dining out an evening adventure unto itself.
The streets are narrow, and become much more so when the locals put up stalls outside the numerous restaurants and stores in town. The owners of the stalls sell a wide variety of items - from local crafted sweaters, shirts and shawls to street food, normal goods found in most of the stores from shoes to watches, Ipad holders.
The town square takes up a city block, and on the streets that make up the square, one can find a variety of stores, restaurants, shoe shine men and boys and many local xylophone players and guitar players going from restaurant to restaurant playing their music.
And to top off the local music, most of the restaurants around the town square offer their own bands, serenading the diners of their establishments in the evenings.
Oaxaca has closed off a street by the name of Andador de Macedonia Alcala, where again, restaurants, shops local crafts and street food can be found. The street starts from the town square and runs about 5 blocks to the Cathedral of Oaxaca. An enjoyable street to walk while staying in Oaxaca.
If the visitor tires of the museums, churches, local crafts and the many other things offered within the city, the surrounding country beckons. There are tours of mezcal distillery's in the surrounding towns.There are Mayan ruins to visit. Bird watching is available - migratory birds from the U.S. and Canada make Mexico their home in the winter time. There's sulpher springs to visit, along with a trek to Pueblos Mancomunados, and shopping - both within the city of Oaxaca and the surrounding indigenous cites that are within a short commute from Oaxaca.
If one visits Mexico and wants something besides sand and beaches, Oaxaca calls the tourists. Cool nights and warm days, with the offerings over 100 hotels and hostels, close to 400 different restaurants and variety of local crafts and the unique Mezcal, Oaxaca is a city that should be on all tourists agendas when they come to Mexico.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sheewton - Psyndora Radio Show 2016 MrLemilica2 MrLemilica2

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ONDE NOSTRE | ATLANTIC SHORES SurfingXtreme SurfingXtreme

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JustinBieberVEVO has uploaded Justin Bieber - Company / Sorry (Live From the 2016 Billboard Music Awards)



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Festival De Reggae En Zipolite


Zipolite
As-it-happens update  May 20, 2016
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Festival De Reggae En Zipolite
This time our destination is OAXACA; REGGAE FESTIVAL enjoy in the beautiful beaches of ZIPOLITE , also 

jueves, 21. julio 2016, Oaxaca de Juárez, Festival De Reggae En Zipolite


jueves, 21. julio 2016, Oaxaca de Juárez, Festival De Reggae En Zipolite

Desde 21. julio 2016 - 19:00
Hasta 25. julio 2016 - 5:00
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Los invitamos en un tour más de RECORRAMOS MÉXICO . En esta ocasión nuestro destino es OAXACA; disfrutaremos del FESTIVAL DE REGGAE en las paradisiacas playas de ZIPOLITE, también de MAZUNTE, además que visitaremos de un atardecer inigualable en ***** COMETA. 

INCLUYE
-DOS NOCHES DE ESTANCIA EN CAMPING *** ALBERCA Y REGADERAS LAS 24 HRS
-OPCIÓN DE HOTEL 
- VIAJE REDONDO EN AUTOBÚS IRIZAR *** SEGURO DE VIAJERO 
- TRASLADO A LOS LUGARES CITADOS PARA VISITAR (MAZUNTE Y ***** COMETA)

PRECIO POR PROMOCIÓN
$1400

Reserva *** solo $500 y el dia de la salida proporcionas la diferencia al subir al autobús.


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One of the guys who built the big dam The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog) Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was ...


One of the guys who built the big dam
Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was ...


One of the guys who built the big dam

How many of the men who built Grand Coulee Dam are still alive and living in this area?
It can't be very many. It was constructed between 1933 and 1942.
One, Ed Kern, turns 100 this week.
According to a neighbor in Odessa, Keith Schafer, Mr. Kern is doing well.
Remember that PBS "American Experience" on the Grand Coulee Dam a few years ago? Mr. Kern was in that, talking about how hard the work was and that the men were still glad to have it. Remember, that was during the Depression.
Keith said there are plans for Mr. Kern's son to drive his father over to Grand Coulee this week for a visit.
He's a lot older now, of course. But maybe the big dam will recognize him anyway.

Emergency Message for US Citizens: Hurricane Season 2016 US Embassy and Consulates in Mexico The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico remind U.S. citizens that hurricane season is from May 15 to November ...


Emergency Message for US Citizens: Hurricane Season 2016
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico remind U.S. citizens thathurricane season is from May 15 to November ...


Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Season 2016


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Hurricane Season 2016


The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the U.S. Consulates General in Mexico remind U.S. citizens that hurricane season is from May 15 to November 30 in the Pacific, and from June 1 to November 30 in the Atlantic.  In the coming days, the Department of State will also issue a Travel Alert to remind U.S. citizens around the world of the upcoming season.
Be Prepared
U.S. citizens planning to visit places that are vulnerable to hurricanes should be aware of the chance of storms and make a plan in case of emergency. Even inland areas far from the coast can experience destructive winds, tornadoes, and floods from tropical storms and hurricanes. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulates General will monitor the storm and send email messages to U.S. citizens who have enrolled with us. The Department of State may also issue a Travel Alert or Travel Warning to apprise the public of the situation.
Please check your passport and those of your family members to assure that they are still valid. As you may need to travel to the United States (or elsewhere) on short notice, it is important to have valid travel documents so that your trip is not unnecessarily delayed. If you plan to travel to the United States, please also ensure that any non-U.S. citizen family members also have valid Lawful Permanent Resident cards or U.S. visas or visit our website at mx.usembassy.gov for more information on applying for a visa.

Your Checklist:
  • Prior to leaving the United States, register your travel plans on the State Department’s travel enrollment website at https://step.state.gov/step/.
  • Check with your tour operator, airline, or charter flight regarding services back to the United States in the event of a hurricane, and the possibility of early return if a storm is forecasted for your region.
  • Activate your U.S. cell phone’s roaming service so that it works internationally to stay in regular contact with family and friends and advise them of your whereabouts.
  • Research the region you are visiting and become familiar with local emergency procedures (www.travel.state.gov).
  • Pack an emergency supply kit. Keep extra bottled water and non-perishable food items on hand.
  • Keep an up-to-date list of local emergency phone numbers, as well as contact numbers for the nearest U.S. Embassy, Consulate General, or Consular Agency.
  • Protect your vital travel documents from potential water damage by placing them in a waterproof container.
  • Obtain travel insurance prior to your trip to cover unexpected expenses in the event of an emergency (https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/health/insurance-providers.html).
  • Ensure your medical insurance covers costs associated with emergency situations (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.html).
  • Consider what arrangements you will make for your pets. Please note that the Mexican authorities and the U.S. government do not make accommodations for the care or transportation of pets during storm-related emergencies or evacuations.
  • Leave a detailed itinerary and your local contact information with a friend or family member in the United States.
  • Make two photocopies of the biographic identification page of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license, and any credit cards you plan to take. Leave one copy of each with family or friends at home, and pack the other copies separately from the originals. You may also wish to scan these documents and store them electronically, such as on a flash drive or in an email account. If using traveler’s checks, leave a copy of the serial numbers of your traveler’s checks with a friend or relative at home.
  • Monitor local websites for storm-related information. In the country of Mexico, each state has a civil protection authority, called “Protección Civil,” that monitors storm progress and gives instructions on preparations, any need to evacuate coastal areas, etc.  For Veracruz state, for example:http://www.veracruz.gob.mx/proteccioncivil/
  • Please also visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
You have received this email message because you are enrolled with us.  We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the Embassy websiteState Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, (including the Travel Warning for Mexico), Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read theCountry Specific Information for Mexico.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is located at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F., 06500 and is open from Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, except for U.S. and Mexican holidays.  Our telephone number during and outside of business hours is 011-52-555-080-2000.

For a full list of Consulates General and Consular Agencies in Mexico please visit our website at https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/