People

Benito Juarez: Hero

February 28, 2021 0
On 21 March Mexicans honor the birthday of Benito Juarez, the 26th president of Mexico and national hero.  Juarez served as president from 1858 until his death in 1872.  Born in Oaxaca, he was the first indigenous president of Mexico. During Juarez’s presidency the Mexican army defeated much larger French [……]
Akumal Foodie

Xtabentún Liqueur

February 28, 2021 0
I have always enjoyed a glass of Xtabentún, after dinner.  It’s smooth, with a honey and anise flavor. Xtabentún liquor is traditionally produced in the state of Yucatán.  This liquor is from the Maya culture and has multiple uses, although, I have only tasted it, either on the rocks, or [……]
Nature and Critters

Plants for a Pettier, Healthier Bedroom: Rosemary

February 28, 2021 0
Rosemary (Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officianalis) Generally thought of as a kitchen plant, Rosemary is also a good bedroom plant. It’s pleasant, piney scent is known to reduce anxiety and stress, which could make your sleep more peaceful and satisfying. Keep your Rosemary plant by a bright window as it needs [……]
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Love and Theft . . . in Akumal!

February 28, 2021 0
Like many of you, I head to the travel section in a book store to find novels related to places I’ve been or places I’m going.  There was even a book store in New York City that only sold novels related to travel.  Not a guide book in the place. [……]
Akumal Foodie

Ask Allyn . . . Snacks

February 28, 2021 0
How often do you go to the fridge looking for a little snack?  And are disappointed yet again?  Try this with crackers. Boursin cheese: 16 oz ( 2 pkgs) softened cream cheese 1 stick  softened butter (original recipe calls for 8 oz) 3T parmesan cheese (as fine as possible) 1 T [……]
News

What’s New in Akumal – March 2021

February 28, 2021 0
La Cueva in the Pueblo has a new name — La Casa del Pueblo.  Gonzalo is totally in charge and Balto is still waiter-ing his legs off. The LolHa Beach Bar has a new roof!  Quite a change! The palapa still covers the bar area.    
News

Bits & Pieces – March 2021

February 28, 2021 0
A little this & that from the media. • AMLO says both the Tulum airport and Maya Train to be operational in 2023   https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/amlo-says-both-the-tulum-airport-and-maya-train-to-be-operational-in-2023/2021.html • AMPI says Americans showing increased interest in relocating to Cancun, Riviera Maya, Tulum   https://www.riviera-maya-news.com/ampi-says-americans-showing-increased-interest-in-relocating-to-cancun-riviera-maya-tulum/2021.html • Cozumel ferry passengers refusing to wear mouth masks are now [……]
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People Who Know Everything . . . A Quiz

February 28, 2021 0
This is a quiz for people who know everything! These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers…    1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends? 2. What famous North American landmark is [……]
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Adrift At Sea – The Making Of A Parota & Resin Table

February 28, 2021 0
Step 1 – The vision! “Adrift at sea.”  That is how I described my dining room table when asked by Laura Canale, interior designer of Libélula Interiors — like a piece of driftwood floating on the ocean with turquoise water flowing through every crevice. Laura immediately connected me with Jean-Sebastian [……]
Events

Hekab Be Library Bazaar!

February 20, 2021 0
CLEAN OUT YOUR CABINETS AND CLOSETS —                             HEKAB BE LIBRARY IS HAVING A BAZAAR!!!    Dates:  20 & 21 March   Anyone who knows Jen Smith from Turtle Bay Café and Bakery, also knows that grass does [……]