Posts tagged Isla Mujeres
BIENVENIDOS A ISLA MUJERES

This video is a recent piece for a client on Isla.  A fun job with all the perks I can think of – working in the sunshine, coming up with creative ways to capture our new home on film, finding new vantage points from which to admire the Caribbean.  And I’ve been noticing that our productivity is much higher when there are golf carts involved …

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MEXICAN ASIAN KITCHEN

Welcome to our Mexican Asian Kitchen.  Spicy, colorful, zen (for the most part).   We haven’t grown tired, per say, of Mexican food.  We simply find ourselves a little (okay, a lot) homesick for the Asian dishes that we enjoyed regularly in Seattle. While there are very few Asian restaurants on the island (two, maybe three?), there are plenty of grocery stores.  I had heard tell that Superama in Cancun had an “Asian” aisle, and so last Saturday, clutching my trusty “purse” (ziplock bag full of coins and 20 peso notes), I set out on the ferry to find out if it was true ...

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WAITING FOR RINA

On Tuesday morning, Janeen (who lives upstairs) came down and said, “I don’t mean to freak you guys out, but we should probably do some hurricane errands.” And so off we went, into town. Gassed up the moto, bought several reserve tanks of water, pulled money out of the bank, picked up cell phone cards, bought a robust supply of frijoles, elotes and other canned goods ...

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HEAVY METAL MUSIC

Recently, we were introduced to Carlos, who lives across the street. Carlos runs un reciclaje de metales, a metal recycling business. Some days, all is quiet on Carlo’s eastern stoop. Other days, he is going to town—wailing on something with a mallet or a buzz saw or some other bang-y implement. And the best part? He really likes his 80’s dance music. As in: muy, muy mucho ...

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THE EVERYDAY PARADE

Life comes to your door in La Gloria. Not exactly in a neat little package, but delivered, to be sure. Starting at 6:30 AM, a slow parade of vendors begins to roll by, some on bicycles, some on foot, others on motos or in trucks. They trickle off sometime after dark, but often it's late by the time they disappear completely for the night. This week, we’ve slowly been learning to differentiate between everyone’s honks, cries and whistles ...

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5 STEPS TO ACCLIMATING WELL

It goes without saying that moving to a foreign country comes with a unique set of challenges. Foremost among them: acclimating to living full time in totally foreign surroundings, including a new language, new climate and a new culture. During our first three days in Mexico, Tor (who has not lived or traveled beyond the US and Canada) reported that he experienced waves of anxiety that varied in intensity and duration ...

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