It’s been a whole month since I’ve delved into the food porn photo archive. With Thanksgiving only two days away, what better time for a few of my dinners from the past ten days. And, what better time to express my gratitude for having such a great and talented friend and neighbor who delights in ...
Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 24, 2020 12:50 pm.View From Casita Colibrí →
December is one of the busiest travel months of the year in Mexico, so forward planning makes good sense to make the most of the holiday season here
Published by Mexperience at November 24, 2020 12:00 pm.Mexperience →
As the Bank of Mexico nears completion of its current round of banknote design upgrades, Foreign Native comments on the latest reshuffle of historical figures gracing the bills
Published by Mexperience at November 24, 2020 11:23 am.Mexperience →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Nineteen Andrew Stevens, March 1912 Mr. Ks hands dance above his desk. That Leroy Denman is no more than a marionette. George Brackenridge jerks his strings, and he plops right down into the automobile seat next to ventriloquist Tom Campbells dummy, Judge Ramsey. The Colonel agrees. If Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Twenty
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 24, 2020 9:07 am.Postcards from San Antonio →
The past few days we’ve been playing tour guide for a friend of ours visiting from Florida. We’ve been taking...
Published by Two Expats Mexico at November 24, 2020 7:25 am.Two Expats Mexico →
“Plant-based diets…have been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease” and some of our other leading causes of death and disability. “Studies have shown ...
Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 24, 2020 7:00 am.NutritionFacts.org →
SMA new record high for active cases. GTO new record high for new cases. More actual infections, more testing or a combination? Latest Changes: SMA: 24 new cases, 124 active confirmed cases. GTO: 16 new deaths, 1051 new cases. MEX: 250 new deaths. SMA: 46 deaths, 924 confirmed, 33 suspected...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 24, 2020 5:02 am.San Miguel FAQ →
How much greenhouse gas does the production of different foods cause measured in miles driven or lightbulb hour equivalents? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM wrote: “Our eating habits are making us and the planet increasingly unhealthy.” Ours is a lose–lose situation; “a global transformation of the food...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 24, 2020 4:14 am.San Miguel FAQ →
If you have lived in Mexico for a while, the title of this article will sound a familiar ring
Published by Mexperience at November 23, 2020 11:00 am.Mexperience →
Although I didnt receive one of those stimulus checks this year since Im married to an ITIN holder, I did get a small tax refund for my 2019 taxes. Unfortunately, depositing the check into my U.S. based Capital One 360 Continue reading
Published by Surviving Mexico at November 23, 2020 6:45 am.Surviving Mexico →
Latest Changes: SMA: 25 new cases, 103 active confirmed cases. GTO: 5 new deaths, 795 new cases. MEX: 303 new deaths. SMA: 46 deaths, 900 confirmed, 51 suspected, 751 recovered. SMA: 46 deaths, 875 confirmed, 67 suspected, 740 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and 7 day moving...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 23, 2020 3:25 am.San Miguel FAQ →
Bonnie Lee Black wrote: For those who weren’t able to attend the event last Thursday at Casa de la Noche here in beautiful San Miguel de Allende, this WOW post will give you a taste of what you missed – and let you know we missed you. This event, the brainchild of Barbara Poole, Casa de la Noche’s...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 23, 2020 2:47 am.San Miguel FAQ →
The EAT-Lancet Commission lays out the best diet for human and planetary health. “Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is.’” In November 2019, more than 11,000 scientists from 150 countries clearly and unequivocally...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 23, 2020 2:27 am.San Miguel FAQ →
We all have encountered them. The people at the airport who look as if they are impersonating refugees fleeing war by interpreting the internal cabin rule of "one carry-on bag and a personal item" to mean four shopping bags, a satchel, a large suitcase, and a purse that could include a sizeable portion of Imelda Marcos's shoe collection. How they cope with the limited space on board, I have no idea. And it is not today's topic. I am far more interested in what happens after they get through security and before they board. All of that baggage needs to go somewhere. And where it goes in waiting rooms is on the seats surrounding them. Sometimes on the seats facing them. They are what we generously call seat hogs. Under normal circumstances, their imperialism takes away seats for four or five other people. About a year ago, I posted a photograph in the Manzanillo airport waiting room. A northern couple had seized four seats with their luggage, forcing a young Mexi
Published by mexpatriate at November 22, 2020 2:42 pm.mexpatriate →
### Some of Our Favorites Have Closed This Year
**Sayulita's "Selfie Street" View from Ruben's Deli**
It’s time to update our list of favorite restaurants. Sadly, many of our favorites have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period last spring. But the village is coming alive again now that the restaurants have opened for dine-in service.
I’ve listed our favorites in no particular order—they’re all favorites for different reasons and we rotate through them every couple of weeks. I’ve included each restaurant’s Tripadvisor link if you want to check their rating. Keep in mind that there are a few new restaurants we haven’t tried yet.
**1.** **** **Don Pedro’s Restaurant and Bar:** (Tripadvisor Rating)
**Don Pedro’s** is our first choice when we want good food, good wine or Margaritas, excellent service, and a great ocean view. We go there often and recommend this restaurant for people new to Sayulita—you can’t go wrong sitting in the restaurant for dinner, lunch, or b
Published by Retirement Before the Age of 59 at November 22, 2020 11:13 am.Retirement Before the Age of 59 →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Eighteen Former Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell, February 1912 Thomas Campbell leans over his office desk toward his chosen candidate, Judge William Franklin Ramsey. Going home to announce your gubernatorial campaign represents sound strategy. Gonzales always embraces you enthusiastically. Plus, its close enough to San Antonio to irk Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Nineteen
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 22, 2020 9:51 am.Postcards from San Antonio →
Latest Changes: SMA: 13 new cases, 89 active confirmed cases. GTO: 23 new deaths, 441 new cases. MEX: 550 new deaths. SMA: 46 deaths, 875 confirmed, 67 suspected, 740 recovered. SMA: 46 deaths, 862 confirmed, 61 suspected, 731 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and 7 day moving...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 22, 2020 4:26 am.San Miguel FAQ →
Mexico's central bank introduced a new design for the $1,000 peso bill on November 19, 2020
Published by Mexperience at November 21, 2020 1:38 pm.Mexperience →
You would think that I would be happy to settle down at home for at least one week. After all, I just returned from an interesting (but short) trip to Ciudad Guzmán. But I am heading north this afternoon -- for just a week. When I left Oregon last month, there were several tasks that I still needed to accomplish with my mother. And because they are time-sensitive and I have to be present as we work through them, I need to climb aboard this afternoon's Alaska flight to Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, I will fly directly to Redmond for a six-day stay. And everything will then switch into reverse on Friday. And, yes, I am fully aware that this is not an opportune time to be traveling. I will be flying from a virus hot spot (Mexico) into two other hot spots (California and Oregon). My only consolation is that I have canceled all of my near-term trips to Europe where matters are currently even worse. This will either be trip number four or five to Oregon since the Manzan
Published by mexpatriate at November 21, 2020 11:19 am.mexpatriate →
Latest Changes: SMA: 19 new cases, 85 active confirmed cases. GTO: 31 new deaths, 464 new cases. MEX: 719 new deaths. SMA: 46 deaths, 862 confirmed, 61 suspected, 731 recovered. SMA: 46 deaths, 843 confirmed, 69 suspected, 730 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and 7 day moving...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 21, 2020 5:14 am.San Miguel FAQ →
The walls of Oaxaca have a theme going on… I think they have been watching too much “el norte” news!
Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 20, 2020 5:04 pm.View From Casita Colibrí →
Yesterday was a big day for my son. He took his university admission examination. Because the examination was held at the University of Guadalajara in Ciudad Guzmán, it also would give me an opportunity to explore a city I had seen only once (and that was briefly) last October (back to school). So, on Wednesday morning, Omar, Yoana, and I loaded up the car to head for Ciudad Guzmán. I had looked for online hotel reservations the week before, but the only available rooms I could find were in a hotel that did not receive very good ratings. Its advantage was that it was located only a ten-minute walk from the university where the examination would be conducted. Omar said we could wait until we arrived. As luck would have it, we ended up at the hotel I had found on-line. From the exterior, it looked fine. But here is road trip tip number one. If you know the town where you will be staying, book on-line instead of at the desk. In this case, the same rooms had a tari
Published by mexpatriate at November 20, 2020 3:12 pm.mexpatriate →