The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos.This Afternoon Edition has translations of the articles, Daily Events & Live Music Schedules & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
Downtown hotels: Empty during holiday season
It is not true that hotel occupancy is 70%
Hoteles del Centro, vacíos en plena temporada vacacional
Domingo, 04 de Agosto de 2013 21:20
Mienten quienes dicen que llenos hoteleros son del 70 por ciento
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de agosto.-. The President of the Tourism Advisory Council, Gerardo Magaña Barragán says the two and three star hotels have an occupancy rate around 20%, and would benefit from more promotion. This was discussed at the last meeting of the Fideicomiso de Promoción Turística de Isla Mujeres. It was also noted that the Promotional Video made nearly three years ago was released recently after the state paid its bill, but it does not appear to be in use for promotional purposes.Leer más...
External audit of public finances
'Sindico' designated for the next administration
Auditará finanzas públicas un despacho externo
Domingo, 04 de Agosto de 2013 21:19
Informó síndico designado de la próxima administración
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de agosto.-Fidel Villanueva Madrid has been chosen to oversee the accounting during the changing of administrations., when there is likely to be a 20 million peso deficit passed along. The article discusses the legal differences between owing money as a loan and owing money as unpaid expenditures & my ability to focus wandered off...Leer más...
Vendors make sunbathers uncomfortable
The beaches are a mix of domestic & foreign tourists
Tozudez de ambulantes incomoda a los bañistas
Domingo, 04 de Agosto de 2013 21:16
Se mezclan en playas entre propios y extraños
ISLA MUJERES, 4 de agosto.- .Most visitors at the beach yesterday were Mexican tourists, with a few foreigners and dozens of islander families, with the only downside being the peacefulness was disturbed by the mobile vendors.The reporter complains about the vendors from Chiapas who have children with them and "do not seem to take no for an answer." Restaurateurs and other business owners complain that they are losing business to the mobile vendors who sell snacks & drinks as well as souvenirs.Leer más...
Noticias de El Quintanarroense
.Eduardo Victoria Peña: Memories of Doña Ofelia
| Eduardo Victoria Peña: Los Recuerdos de Doña Ofelia
Fidel Villanueva Madrid.
Noticias de Quequi......
Changes confirmed in the ferry terminal0 04 de agosto de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca-Quequi.-
In order to avoid inconveniencing passengers during the demolition of the ferry terminal, plans are being made which will take effect August 10th. The new terminal is expected to be completed in December.
Alert for illegal foreigners
Fights caused by alcohol
This weekend there were two fights associated with alcohol use At 9:30pm in Miraflores some people were drinking when Virgen María Noh pushed Leonardo Cab Barredo, who fell from a height of two and a half meters (8+ft). He suffered a head injury and was taken to Cancun for medical attention and she was detained. The other situation occurred in the vicinity of the soccer field where Gabriela Palma Burgos accused her brother of hitting her and a 12 year old daughter while drunk, but he went into his house so there was no intervention by authorities. aunque llamó a las autoridades no pudo ser detenido debido a que se metió a su casaLeer más...
Ferry arrivals peak
I.The vehicle ferries are very popular with the hundreds of tourists crossing to Isla Mujeres because they are less expensive at a cost of 38 pesos for adults, with children ten and under riding for free. According to official statistics, these ferries brought an average of 2500 visitors on Saturday and Sunday and between 1800 and 2000 on Friday and Monday.Leer más...
Summer vacationers throng to the island
Asking for more frequent garbage collection
Diario La Verdad
Tourism peaking in Isla Mujeres
Tourism is booming in Isla Mujeres
Auge turístico en la isla+] Ver mas
Heat fuels sales of cold drinks
Se dispara la venta de aguas frescas+] Ver mas
More tourists and also more trash
Aumentó el turismo y también la basura[+] Ver mas
Hospital gets crowded with patients
Doctores no se dan abasto ante tanto paciente . [+] Ver mas
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My latest project is the Daily Specials feature of the Restaurant Guide. My favorite part of this project is looking up the recipes of the Daily Specials & sharing information about each dish...adding photos & explaining seasonings. The link is always at the top of this page....and HERE.
This is my third summer of sharing Isla Mujeres news with you. I'm still learning new things about the island and its culture, cuisine, community, & history. And my Spanish comprehension and vocabulary are improving sloooooowly. (This is my daily Spanish lesson).
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And an big Thank You to The Neighbours who are letting us use their WIFI!!. And a grand AURGH to Cablemas (o menos) who disconnected service to this section on Monday A WEEEEEEEEK AGOOOOOOO. I complained then and they "took the report". Then I sent my SSFOTP to the office a coupla times last week. (Spanish Speaking Friend On The Payroll.) On the phone this morn, I was given an appointment for a tech on Aug 13, and told they'll call me if s/he comes sooner. They are installing a new line to our north. After The Neighbours repeatedly visited the office, a tech showed up and spent ~20 minutes hooking them up to the line going south. My SSFOTP went to the office for me today, but they stuck with "The 13th" and "It's a big job being done by the Cancun office". So if ya appreciate having The Daily News In Isla Mujeres this week & next....feel free to buy The Neighbours a cold beverage when ya see 'em! HERE is their blog.
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It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills. The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony, and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately!
There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July-August, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February.
LIVE MUSIC In Isla Mujeres
Scheduled for TODAY / TONIGHT: MONDAY
The Joint 1-4 Marco (Reggae) LINK
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre LINKLINK
Sunset Grill- Dusk keyboard/vocals LINK
Faynes- 8-10 Raul Alexis LINK
Cafe del Mar- 8p ? LINK LINK
Comono Roof 8:30-11 La Guera & Willys Blues LINK
Faynes- 10:30-12:00 ? LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Tue 8/06 - Bahia Tortuga, 6-8pm.
Wed 8/07 - Mamacita's, 6-8pm.
Thur 8/08 - Brisas Grill, 5-7pm.
On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Our friends Pam & Jose got married at MVC B&B last weekend...
Pamela Haase changed her profile picture. — with Gabriela Beatriz Cauich Gongora
They had the civil ceremony and reception here, and the church ceremony at the nearby Capilla Guadalupana. This picture is special because Pam is an artist who paints versions of this Virgin of Guadalupe....and of course it is also special because she is so happy and beautiful on her wedding day! It was a wonderful celebration & we were honored to be a part of it!
Isla MujeresNuestro sol Our sun. Photo shared by Vicky Lesiak
This is from last night...they are usually closed on Mondays (and sometimes Sundays). It says..No joke..we have the best quality, prices, and a lottttttta flavor. Now Now Now..order from Bufalo..delivery service. Very tasty
Cheryl : After being on island time 8 days of no makeup and no fixing the hair. I could get use to this thing called island life
From today's blog post about Daily Specials (which was available ~8 hours ago...there's a tab a the top of this blog)
Every Monday at Soggy Peso: 4 lobster tacos ~85p Breaded, chipolte mayo on side West Side ~mile south of town (This is a gluten free version that Freddy made especially for me...and the plate was prettier before I started eating it. I have better photos somewhere but for now....
Menu & info link
*FRIJOL CON PUERCO Yucatec style pork & black beans
*POLLO ADOBADO Chicken in a roasted chile sauce
*BISTEC A LA CAZUELA Steak in a sofrito sauce
-POC CHUC Marinated grilled pork slices
-MILANESA DE POLLO O PUERCO Parmesan breaded, fried chicken or pork cutlet
Delivery: 9982433776 A few steps down from the Guadalupe Chapel (by Mango Cafe) , east side ~2 miles south of town at Salina Chica/Meteorologica
Yucatec style pork & beans is made with black beans, pork, epazote*, chiles, and onions.
Pollo adobado is made by marinating chicken pieces in sour orange & achiote, while roasting onions, peppers & garlic; then cooking them together in broth with tomatoes & a bay leaf.
First you make a "Sofrito" with oil, onions, garlic, pepper, oregano, cumin, bay leaf and tomato sauce, and then you add the steak & cook for a couple minutes, then add potatoes, cooking wine, olives, salt, enough water to cover, and cook.. one recipe adds a packet of sazon Goya. Some recipes include green pepper, some leave the steaks whole. Details in English HERE Photos & recipe in English from Cocina de Nathan
Poc chuc is grilled pork slices, marinated first with sour orange* & seasonings that may include garlic, onions, achiote ricado*, & black pepper.
Pork or Chicken Milanesa: Similar to "Chicken Fried Steak" and "Chicken Parmesan"; a seasoned, breaded, fried cutlet Photo from MexicoFood&more
*Epazote ("eh pah ZOH tay") is an herb traditionally used to flavor black beans whose name is is derived from Nahuatl: epazōtl. It is believed to reduce the flatulence caused by beans, and has a mild distinctive flavor that you will recognize if you've eaten bean soup in Isla Mujeres. You will see it in most gardens or in containers on patios and roofs around the island.. It grows about three feet tall with tiny green flowers and a weedy appearance. )
*Recado: spice paste with some combination of cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, oregano, cumin, garlic, coriander, vinegar, and sour orange. Comes in many variations, of which the most common is achiote recado.
*Achiote: from the seeds of the annatto plant, used for flavor & color in some recados, tikinxic (grilled fish), pibils, poc chuc, & many other yucatec dishes. Sold in cakes & often combined with sour orange to make a paste or marinade.
Annatto ( English),
Achiotl / Ku'u up (Maya),
Native to Mexico, now grown in many countries for its great taste and natural coloring qualities.
Achiotl / Ku'u up (Maya),
Native to Mexico, now grown in many countries for its great taste and natural coloring qualities.
Su'uts' pak'aal (Maya)*Sour Seville Orange (English),
Green, with a thick bumpy skin, often used in sauces; tastes like a combination of lime and orange.
From Food In Isla Mujeres (link)
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres