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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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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

El Popo’s ash fall closes Puebla airport Eruptions seen at both El Popo and Colima Volcano this month


El Popo’s ash fall closes Puebla airport

Eruptions seen at both El Popo and Colima Volcano this month

 
Two of Mexico’s most active volcanoes have been somewhat more active than usual in recent weeks, and the ash fall from one of them closed Puebla’s airport yesterday.
The airport resumed operations at 7:00am today after crews finished cleaning volcanic ash from the runways overnight.
The airport was closed yesterday afternoon after exhalations by the volcano Popocatépetl.
The National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) reported there were nine hours of activity yesterday, which included eight eruptions, and further activity again early this morning, when increased incandescence was visible during exhalations.
Also known as El Popo, the volcano is situated 55 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes during its last major eruption in 2000.
Straddling the border between the states of Colima and Jalisco, the Colima Volcano was active earlier this month. Explosions with high ash content, accompanied by eruption lightning, were seen on January 3.
The renewed activity at Colima, also known as the Volcano of Fire, has prompted tour company Volcano Discovery to offer a four-day expedition where participants can learn more about the volcano with a geologist-volcanologist guide and take photos.
The February 15-19 tour will use various viewing locations both day and night, while accommodation will be provided about seven kilometers from the summit.
Source: El Universal (sp)
  • A fragment of rock from El Popo during an eruption in May 2013.
    A fragment of rock from El Popo during an eruption in May 2013.
- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/el-popos-ash-fall-closes-puebla-airport/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=c5e7743172-January+26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-c5e7743172-348153685#sthash.KJxjHfPe.dpuf





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