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Monster in the Zona

One afternoon in June when David and I were driving through the Residential Zone in Guayabitos, we spotted an enormous male Green Iguana sunning himself along Flamingos. This big boy was the largest Iguana we had seen up close and personal in a long time. He must have measured in at a good 4-5 feet long including his tail. We have seen…

Classic Baja Fish Tacos... and a little Fish Taco history, too

While perusing one of the many e-newsletters I get each and every day, I came across a great little article about fish tacos. I don’t know about you, but I cannot get enough of this tasty finger food. The article says that “Fish tacos are the Steve McQueen of Western foods: casual and cool. Born in Baja, Mexico, they were…

Girl Talk

Two little girls chatting in La Peñita de Jaltemba, before getting ready for the Independence Day Parade. Mexico’s Independence Day is a National Holiday and a colourful and festive day! …

Cancer de Mama: How You Can Help

Our Mission: Helping Women in Mexico Survive Breast Cancer with Comfort and Dignity The first weekend of February last year, I had the opportunity and extreme pleasure to be a part of the Cancer de Mama clinic in La Penita. The project is a gathering of volunteers that come together for a concentrated weekend of service with a mission…

Margarita Pie with Pretzel Crust

While planning a dinner for our friend and contractor Norman and his wife Romy, Martin, and his wife Christina, all dear friends, I wanted something different to serve as a dessert. It’s hot here as we’re in the summer/rainy season. So, what to make? I got a letter from a cousin of mine in Alabama and she had been entertaining,…

Michelada: Cure for the End-of-Summertime Blues

Nothing says lazy days in Mexico more than the Michelada. This popular Mexican cocktail (pronounced “me-chel-LA-da”) is made with beer, tomato juice or Clamato, fresh lime juice and hot sauce. It is similar to a Bloody Mary or Bloody Caesar and there are endless variations. According to Wikipedia, the word Michelada is the…

The Charm of Small Town Living

Local Los Ayala Girl & the Family Pig. Christina Stobbs is a photographer and writer from Los Ayala. To view more of her work, click here. …

Camille's Conjectures: Learning to Live in Mexico - Part 6

My daughter’s worst nightmare – right here on the shores of La Penita! Those of you of an age to remember Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds, can possibly relate to this strangely reoccurring phenomenon. Everyone knows that shorebirds abound along coastal waters and that they hang out awaiting the spoils thrown back into…

Watch Movie Online Fences (2016) subtitle english

Fences (2016) HD Director : Denzel Washington. Producer : Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington. Release : December 16, 2016 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Bron Creative, MACRO. Language : English. Runtime : 139 min. Genre : Drama. ‘Fences’…