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New Tech in Town

January 31, 2018 0
Hey, Everyone, meet Fred Hollinger, our new Tech Guy! Born and raised in the frigid city of Montreal, Canada. I graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and began a long career in IT in 1973. After meeting and marrying Lydia in 1978, we continued to tough it out in [……]
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Directions to the Lampshade Store in Cancún

January 31, 2018 0
One of the most elusive items to buy in the Riviera Maya is a lampshade.  Ask any homeowner or property manager and they will agree.  Lampshades have a fairly short life.  As soon as the salt air gets to the metal framework, the shade itself starts to take on a [……]
Nature and Critters

Snake Bites and Bits of Information

January 31, 2018 1
When I heard that a friend who lives here had been bitten by a poisonous snake and spent a week in the hospital recovering from the bite, it got me thinking.  Now, I,  for one, am scared to death of snakes, and thinking about them is not on my to-do [……]
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The World’s Biggest Flooded Cave — Right Here!!!

January 31, 2018 0
Splashed all over the media this week – print, internet, television, you name it – is news of the discovery of the largest flooded cave system on the planet!  That’s gotta be pretty big!  The 216 mi. cave includes our own Dos Ojos system. Picture taken January 24, 2014. Herbert Mayrl/Courtesy Gran [……]
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Taverna Akumal Opens New Bar

January 31, 2018 2
In addition to their stylish upstairs restaurant, Taverna Akumal has opened a new bar in the area just below their entrace…known locally as an area that features a stage and has been the scene of many concerts over the years.  Taverna is continuing this tradition by offering live music–check out [……]
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Pluma Passes for Akumal Norte

January 31, 2018 0
The following information about pluma passes was sent out by Terry Richardson in his December security update ( https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ 7y429jxkosjpzrr/ AAC90SJWBokw8loHfgjR4uA9a?dl=0 ). Terry said: Vehicles that do not display a pass will be stopped and simply asked where they are going.  Stopping and asking will insure that the guards are [……]
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Foodie et al Check Out Bovinos

January 31, 2018 0
Sharing a pal’s birthday is always a nice experience. But this one was terrific – we went to Bovino’s in Playa del Carmen. We were seated by the hostess and then another gal came over and asked if it were a special occasion.  I said yes, we are celebrating my [……]
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Once in a blue moon . . .

January 29, 2018 0
January 31 is the first of two Blue Moons in 2018.  The second  will occur in March.   A Blue Moon is defined as the second of two full moons to fall within a single calendar month.  Not only will we have a Blue Moon, but it will be a supermoon [……]