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Derby Day – Today!

May 1, 2021 0
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is always held on the first Saturday of the month of May in the town of Louisville, USA. Distinctively known as “the fastest two minutes in sports.” Referred to as the “Run for the Roses.” Join your friends for TV coverage of this [……]
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Plants for a Prettier, Healthier Bedroom: Aloe Vera

April 30, 2021 0
Aloe Vera (Scientific Name: Aloe Vera) A previous post mentioned that Aloe Vera has the ability to heal burns, insect bites, minor cuts, and dry skin as well as promote better air quality by cleaning the air of formaldehyde and benzene.  But that’s not all.  Aloe Vera emits oxygen at [……]
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Delivery VIP: New Hours

April 30, 2021 2
  Juan Carlos has begun a new venture — he’s working with Akumal Investments, whose office is beside LolHa restaurant.  Great for him, sad for us ……….. I thought.  Luckily, he’s still running Delivery VIP. The hours are now 4:00 – 8:00 pm, and the service is still excellent!
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Travel Forms, & More Forms

April 30, 2021 0
Due to Covid and Q.Roo’s reduced tourism tax income, we have more forms to fill out.  Here’s the skinny↓   ♦This Mexican government health form must be filled out by each person prior to entry into Mexico: https://www.aeromar.mx/files/Cuestionario_de_viajero.pdf ♦This airline health form that must be filled out prior to leaving [……]
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Bits & Pieces – May 2021

April 30, 2021 0
  A little this & that from the media.     • Sor Juana 100-peso bill wins banknote of the year award     https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/sor-juana-100-peso-bill-wins-banknote-of-the-year-award/ • A Guide to Tipping In Mexico     https://www.gettingstamped.com/tipping-in-mexico-guide/ • This ultra-white paint could make buildings much cooler     https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ultra-white-paint-scli-intl-scn/index.html • The new Mexican Electronic Passport  [……]
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Ask Allyn . . . Wide Egg Noodles

April 30, 2021 0
Today’s tip:  Always crack eggs into a separate dish, as opposed to directly into your recipe mix– I had TWO bad eggs a couple of weeks ago–the first bad eggs I’ve ever gotten. Ever.  And they were nasty.   Beware of bad info from the internet.  I’ve had a craving [……]
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Getting Away from It All in Holbox

April 30, 2021 0
If you are ready for a break or just want to “chill” somewhere different, may I recommend Isla Holbox?  A two-hour drive from Akumal will put you at Chiquila where you can catch a ride on a ferry.  There are two ferry companies.  One leaves on the hour and the [……]
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Propane Refill Station in Pto. Aventuras

April 30, 2021 0
There it is …… The new propane refill station is located immediately south of Chedraui on Hwy 307 at Puerto Aventuras.  The extra wide road shoulder makes for easy access.
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NPR Sunday Puzzles: Vowel Replacement

April 30, 2021 0
THE WEEKLY QUIZ FROM NPR PUZZLEMASTER WILL SHORTZ https://www.npr.org/2021/04/18/988385478/sunday-puzzle-vowel-replacement On-air Challenge: I’m going to read you some clues. The answer to each one is one of the words in the clue with its vowel sound changed. Example: What fish bite –> BAIT (the word “bite” with the long-I sound changed to [……]