Health

Covid Testing in Akumal Area

December 31, 2020 0
For those who want or need a covid test, here are two sites to check out:   https://www.medtourismrivieramaya.com/specialities/covid-19-tests https://www.playadelcarmen.com/blog/covid-test-cancun-riviera-maya/
Health

Plants for a Prettier, Healthier Bedroom

December 31, 2020 2
Indoor plants are much more than pretty, colorful additions to our décor.  They help cleanse indoor air of pollutants, boost your mood, and may even make you feel less stressed and more creative.  Studies have also shown that, by their mere presence in your bedroom, some plants can contribute to [……]
Akumal Foodie

Old Bay Seasoning: The Substitution

December 31, 2020 1
Coming from New England, I use Old Bay Seasoning a lot.  Clam chowder is not the same without it.  Neither is corn chowder. But how about adding it to a Bloody Mary or sprinkling it on crinkle cut fries.  Or spicing up your deviled eggs, or mixing it with goat [……]
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Vecinos Community Center & Security Update

December 31, 2020 2
The Akumal community center is nearly completed!  Just a few details yet to be finished, which Rocio has in hand. The ground floor is 12’ x 22’ long with an outside sidewalk apron going around the entire building.  On the ground floor are the security station and Vecinos’ offices, each [……]
Akumal Foodie

Ask Allyn . . .

December 31, 2020 0
“Ask Allyn” came to me at our last newsletter meeting.  I have a friend who lives here full time.  Being a full time resident can have some drawbacks and Allyn is great at figuring things out.   For instance . . . When you’re making meatloaf and you want it to [……]
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Menu Scanning App

December 31, 2020 0
Last week at La Buena Vida, instead of getting a menu I was told to scan the bar code that was on the napkin holder.  I experienced this also at El Oasis in Playa.  With the onset of Covid, restaurants are trying not to pass out menus, and when they [……]
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Bits & Pieces – January 2021

December 31, 2020 0
  A little this & that from the media.   • Mercado Libre aims to speed delivery with new fleet   of aircraft   https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mercado-libre-aims-to-speed-delivery/ • Amazon to open logistics center in state of Yucatan     https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/amazon-to-open-logistics-center-in-state-of-yucatan/2020.html • Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary Reserve reopened     https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/xcacel-xcacelito-sea-turtle-sanctuary-reserve-reopened/2020.html • Differences in blood pressure [……]
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NPR Sunday Puzzle: Word Sandwiches

December 31, 2020 0
THE WEEKLY QUIZ FROM NPR PUZZLEMASTER WILL SHORZ https://www.npr.org/2020/12/13/945857578/sunday-puzzle-word-sandwiches On-air challenge: Every answer is a familiar phrase in the form “___ & ___,” in which the first two letters of the first word plus the first two letters of the last word themselves spell a word. I’ll give you that [……]
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US Revises Citizenship Test

December 31, 2020 1
Test your knowledge on some of the topics from American history and government that prospective new citizens have to answer. The new test draws from 128 possible questions, up from 100, and prospective citizens now have to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly in order to pass. Previously, passing [……]