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.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Share 8 Tips for Flying in Winter Weather

8 Tips for Flying in Winter Weather

George Hobica, December 13, 2016
Winter is upon us, and in fact it seems like it's arrived early. That means flight delays and cancelations. Here are some tips to make your air travel easier when the flurries start flying:
1. If you must connect, do so via a warmer weather airport such as Phoenix or Dallas rather than Newark or Chicago. And if you've already booked, be proactive and see if you can change your connection through an airport less likely to get snowed in. Get ahead of the storm.
2. If your flight is severely delayed and no longer want to make the trip, or your flight has been canceled, you can ask for a full refund. Airlines often allow you to change your flight to when the weather clears, though if you're so delayed that there’s no point going, get a full refund instead.
3. Arrive at the airport super early. If your flight is affected, there’s a better chance you might get on an earlier flight or a different connection (if connecting).

4. Track your flight on I find their flight tracking and alerts more reliable than the airlines’ data.
5. Severe weather events are the best times to pay for a one-day airline lounge pass. It’s more pleasant to wait, and the rebooking lines are shorter than in the terminals.
6. If you didn’t buy travel insurance, check your credit card. People don’t realize it, but many credit cards, especially those issued by Chase and Citi, offer free compensation for weather delays and cancellations—they will cover hotel expenses up to the maximum allowed and any non-refundable hotel and other reservations. More on that here.
7. Although the first flights of the day mean you have to wake up super early, and they tend to operate with fewer delays, there's no guarantee that early flights won't be snowed in as often as later ones.
8. Sometimes it pays to combine transport modes. If Boston or New York are snowed in and Washington isn't, maybe take Amtrak south and leave from there.

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