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La Noche Triste

From the August 2017 Edition La Noche Triste (“The Night of Sorrows”, literally “The Sad Night”) on June 30, 1520, was an important event during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, wherein Hernán Cortés and his invading army of Spanish conquistadors and…

Clericot

From the August 2017 Edition With orange liqueur, apples, melon and more, this sweet cock-tail is ridiculously fruity. Ingredients ½ orange, sliced ½ red apple, sliced ½ green apple, sliced 1 kiwi, chopped ½ cup grapes ½ cup strawberries, chopped ½…

Manzanillo Shopping

By Kirby Vickery from the August 2017 Edition I know from experience that shopping for anything in the States usually comes down to you having to pay the asking price or, according to the seller, “You can get it somewhere else!”…

Surf in Manzanillo

By Sarah Vafaei and the Santiago Local Surf and SUP School team from the August 2017 Edition One of Manzanillo’s best kept secrets is the amazing surfing locations along with the surfing community that surrounds the city. The local surfers are…

Querétaro – Cradle of Mexican Independence

By Dan and Lisa Goy from the August 2017 Edition March 15 and 16, 2016 (Days 69-70) The gang left at 8:30 am from Teotihuacan, headed for Querétaro with Mike and Kelly in the lead. It’s not a long drive, about…

Maintenance

By Kirby Vickery from the August 2017 Edition I am not enthralled with the installation and maintenance efforts of some groups of people that do that sort of thing here in Manzanillo. I understand that Mexico has standards for the building,…

Bioluminescence

By Terry Sovil from the August 2017 Edition What? Bioluminesence. I get confused thinking about it and think about “fluorescence” or “phosphorescence” or “luminous”. Bioluminescence is the production, and emission of, light by a living organism. While I think of it…

I planted roots in Mexico – Window Leaf

By Tommy Clarkson from the August 2017 Edition Window Leaf Monstera deliciosa Family: Araceae Also known as: Swiss Cheese Plant, Split Leaf Philodendron, Mexican Bread Fruit, Hurricane Plant or Five Holes Plant So dissimilar in appearance from many other plants, visitors…

How to Find a Financial Advisor Who (Really) Meets Your Needs

By Yann Kostic and Tom Zachystal from the August 2017 Edition Many, if not most, investors do not have the expertise to make all their own investment decisions, and therefore would want to consider talking to a reliable financial advisor. While…