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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, June 25, 2017

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Flight

8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Flight




Ask someone their opinions on air travel and chances are you'll get an earful. They think it's too uncomfortable. They think it's too expensive. The airline lost their bag/canceled their flight one time ten years ago and it is a grudge they will forever hold. Air travel is just not an indifferent shoulder-shrugging sort of topic for most people.


Even so, flying from A to B can be absolutely painless—possibly even pleasurable—if you make the most of it. Here's how!

1. The winter “dead zone” from January to early March is perhaps the very cheapest time to buy domestic airfares. After early March, some schools go on break so fares go up. But there is no magic day of the week or time of year to buy the cheapest airfares. The “search on Tuesday” myth is just that—a myth.

2. If you’re prone to air sickness, try to get a seat over the wings. It’s like sitting on the fulcrum of a seesaw: there’s less motion up and down.

3. A four-wheeled rolling suitcase is less likely to get tossed around by airline baggage handlers. They actually throw bags down the belly of smaller planes but they’ll roll them if they glide on four wheels. More baggage handler confessions here.

4. Even if you buy a ticket on a US-based airline, make sure the flight is operated by a European-based partner airline (such as buying on American but flying on British Airways). Even if flying from the US, you’ll get better monetary compensation if there’s a delay or cancellation.

5. But when flying on a non-US airline or flying overseas on any airline, US DOT-mandated protections for lost or damaged bags do not apply. If the value of your suitcase and its contents is over $1000 you can buy reasonably-priced excess valuation from your airline, typically up to $5000 in value.

6. Many credit cards offer free and automatic travel insurance for cancellations due to illness or injury or delays and trip interruptions as well as lost or damaged baggage. The Chase Sapphire Card and many cards co-branded with United and American have especially good protection. Some Citibank-issued cards even cover electronics lost or damaged in checked bags, which airlines will not take responsibility for.

7. If you are prone to altitude sickness when flying, buy a seat on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350. The cabins on these planes are pressurized about 2,000 feet lower than on other commercial airliners. You’ll find that you breathe easier and sleep better on long flights. The interiors of these planes are also more humid so your nasal passages and eyes, if you wear contacts, will be more comfortable.

8. Anyone of any age can join AARP, and you will receive travel discounts as a member. For example, British Airways will deduct $65 off economy fares, $130 off premium economy, and $200 off business and first class round-trip fares.

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