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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Monday, July 21, 2014
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy (Live at the Rainbow) ... Hello All. My first wake up in Fairbanks, Alaska at Billies Backpacker Hostel. 48 F. or 9 degrees C this chilly morning. No smoke from the forest fires. Quiet out here at Billies. Weather report states that it should reach 71 Degrees F today. That will be nice. I am planning my week. Head to the Arctic Circle Tuesday morning. Will stay over one night. Will return to Fairbanks Wednesday evening. I forgot my wind breaker at home in Grand Coulee. So I am going to go on a 2.1 mile hike to Walmart, or Fred Meyer and pick one up. If I walk fast enough I should stay warm I like this new smart (Blu 5.0) phone. GPS looks like it works good so I shouldn't get lost. Not many hills here in Fairbanks. Billie advertises that she has bikes one can use, so I might check that out later in the week. See ya all. I will share some of my pics later today. Give me a call if you would like. (509) 634-1321. Here is one of Billies' Pugs :) ivan PS: The sun set at about ll:30pm ... but it never really got dark all night. Freaky!
My first wake up in Fairbanks, Alaska at Billies Backpacker Hostel. 48 F. or 9 degrees C this chilly morning. No smoke from the forest fires. Quiet out here at Billies. Weather report states that it should reach 71 Degrees F today. That will be nice.
I am planning my week. Head to the Arctic Circle Tuesday morning. Will stay over one night. Will return to Fairbanks Wednesday evening.
I forgot my wind breaker at home in Grand Coulee. So I am going to go on a 2.1 mile hike to Walmart, or Fred Meyer and pick one up. If I walk fast enough I should stay warm
I like this new smart (Blu 5.0) phone. GPS looks like it works good so I shouldn't get lost. Not many hills here in Fairbanks. Billie advertises that she has bikes one can use, so I might check that out later in the week.
See ya all. I will share some of my pics later today.
Give me a call if you would like. (509) 634-1321.
Here is one of Billies' Pugs
PS: The sun set at about ll:30pm ... but it never really got dark all night. Freaky!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Strange Things Found by Airport Security
Posted by Caroline Morse on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
(Photo: Getty Images/E+)
Don't feel bad about forgetting to toss your bottled water before the airport security checkpoint. That's nothing compared to what some of your fellow travelers have been up to. You won't believe these 10 bizarre things found by airport security. And you might learn a thing or two about what you can't bring on board a flight, too.
Carefully check your vacation purchases before heading to the airport. You never know when they may end up containing human-skull fragments. Passengers in Ft. Lauderdale were seriously delayed in 2013 when the clay pots they'd checked in their luggage were found to contain fragments of human skull. According to the TSA, the flyers claimed they didn't realize that their souvenirs came with bonus body parts inside. The pieces weren't considered a security threat by the TSA but were instead treated as evidence in a crime scene.
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Nobody ever intends to pack fire (we hope), but you could accidentally start one in your luggage if you pack the wrong stuff. Take, for example, this incident in Atlantic City, when a flyer's checked bag exploded into three-foot-high flames. The fire was caused by a combination of a leaking can of hair spray and a lighter, which sparked when the bag was being loaded onto the conveyor belt. Even if you're not packing a lighter, it's a good idea to stow all liquids and aerosols (like hair spray) in a plastic bag in case of leaks.
A Dead Body
Come on, people, Weekend at Bernie's is a comedy, not a great source of inspiration to help you avoid paying extra to transport a corpse. We're shocked at how many people have tried to pass off a body as a "sleeping" passenger, like the family that tried to haul a dead body through airport security in a wheelchair in order to avoid paying a fee, or the mother-and-daughter team that tried to smuggle a 91-year-old dead man onto a flight by putting him in sunglasses and dumping him in a wheelchair.
Did you know that cannonballs can retain their explosiveness for years and then randomly detonate on their own? Neither did we, but we still wouldn't pack them in our luggage. (Think of the overweight fees alone.) And, unfortunately for the 290 passengers who were delayed at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport in 2012, neither did the diver who tried to bring home an old cannonball he found near a shipwreck.
240 Live Fish
Hey, we're not here to judge—maybe you went on an amazing snorkeling vacation and were overwhelmed with the urge to start your own aquarium. And maybe you couldn't wait to get home to buy your new pets. That's fine. Most airlines will actually let you ship your new fishy friends home via cargo. But don't be that guy who decides to transport 240 fish in four large hard-sided suitcases—suitcases filled with nothing but water and fish.
G'day, mate! Bringing home a boomerang as a souvenir from Australia? You can carry it on Australian flights, but once aboard your U.S.-bound plane, you'll need to transfer that boomerang to your checked baggage. It's considered a deadly weapon stateside. Airport security has confiscated boomerangs in the past, so you'd better check it.
(Photo: Hotel Particulier Montmartre)
We bet the writers of The TSA Blog get some super-weird comments (maybe even weirder than the comments we get here)—which is probably what prompted this update to a story: "A container of dead venomous snakes was found in checked baggage at Newark (EWR). Updated 3/3/12 to add that dead snakes are not prohibited. The snakes were permitted to travel. The large liquid jar holding the snakes needed to be inspected due to an explosive-detection system alarm. No dead snakes were harmed during the making of this post. We just took advantage of the photo op." So take note, travelers. You can totally pack your dead snakes, just be careful if you store them in liquid.
18 Severed Heads
Packing 18 severed heads in your luggage? Not a problem, as long as you have the right paperwork. Packing 18 severed heads in your luggage and then losing them? Totally a problem. In 2013, some misplaced human craniums made, um,headlines when they were misplaced at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. (They were medical specimens, and there was a mix-up with some paperwork.)
Security kept a cool head about the incident, though. As Brian Bell, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman, told the Chicago Sun-Times, "Everybody here is, 'Oh my gosh, you got a box of heads,' and everybody thinks that it's unheard of. It is a potentially legitimate medical shipment. We've seen it at various ports in the nation."
Parents: Please do not put your baby through an X-ray scanner. Airport security will probably notice that there is a living human inside there. One couple was busted at an airport in the United Arab Emirates when they tried to smuggle their young son (who did not have a visa) into the country by packing him inside a carry-on bag. Unsurprisingly, the jig was upwhen officials spotted the boy on X-ray.
Remember, people: If you're in doubt about what you can bring on board a plane, you can always go to the TSA'swebsite or mobile app and use the "Can I Bring?" feature. Simply type in whatever you're wondering about and you'll get an immediate answer. This would have saved the person who tried to take a samurai sword aboard a plane at Boston's Logan International Airport earlier this month a lot of hassle.