Nature and Critters

Mayan Garden Club Tip for November: Basil

November 1, 2018 0
Herbs: Basil – Albahaca in Spanish   Basil grows to about two feet tall and is a great addition to any garden. Many varieties are available, from lemon to dark and purple. Each has its own special flavor. Plants are usually available in any nursery, but it is also very [……]
Akumal Foodie

Akumal Foodies in Tulum

November 1, 2018 0
Akumal Foodies dined in Tulum recently. We were hungry for steak and chose the first restaurant on TA list of steakhouses – La Parrillada. It’s on Orion street, 3 blocks east of the main drag with street parking available. For us it was worth the drive –very good food, pleasant staff, decent white [……]
Nature and Critters

Does Sargasso Have to Stink?

November 1, 2018 0
  According to the experts, the influx of sargasso is tapering off – until next season.  Meanwhile we deal with it, some properties more than others, and all of us contend with the obnoxious odor. Back in the 1980s, Dr. Teruo Higa, a Japanese professor of horticulture, discovered the benefits of the [……]
Events

Akumal Arts Festival: Schedule of Events

November 1, 2018 0
The cancha is the basketball court on the main street of Akumal Pueblo.  Adjacent to it is the park.  The community center is on the other side of the block where the secondary school is, across from the Clinic.  A map will be available on Festival weekend.           [……]
People

I Am a Snowbird

November 1, 2018 1
I am a snowbird.. I looked up the definition of snowbird and this is what the dictionary told me: 1. Any of several birds (such as a junco or fieldfare) seen chiefly in winter; 2. One who travels to warm climes for the winter.  Since I’m the second definition, I [……]
Events

Best of the Best, October 2018

November 1, 2018 0
Best of the Best, October 2018 was another successful gathering of friends: local residents and visitors!!!  Our attendance numbers were small this month, and we wait with “baited breath” for November guests to appear.  Hey, what is baited breath?  Sounds awful!  Well, the three judges (Mary, Annette, and Patricia) muddled [……]
News

Dialing US 800 Numbers from Mexico

November 1, 2018 0
Dialing U.S. 800 Numbers from Mexico (800, 888, 877, 866) Mexico has its own series of 800 numbers, so in order to make dialing U.S. numbers possible, they came up with a simple system.  Simple – once you know the secret . . .   To dial a United States [……]
News

What’s New around Akumal, November 2018

November 1, 2018 0
                          Have you heard about the fruit and vegetable market on Tuesdays and Saturdays located in the Akumal pueblo in the median strip of the main avenue? Farmers from Bacalar bring produce fresh from their fields and it’s [……]