Thursday, November 7, 2019

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, November 7

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These fellows with "The Human Connection Theory" project are traveling around Latin America making videos & ran into our friends Callie & Melanie at sunrise, who became embajadoras informales (informal ambassadors) for the isle. Nice video w great drone shots!
Not much translation needed... at 2 mins he recommends the restaurant by Ixchel hotel w. breakfast for 65 pesos, then to Punta Sur & the Mayan Ruin, where sunrise first touches Mexico. They say the isle is safe, friendly and more laid back than Cancun, where you can have incomparable and unforgettable experiences. The title translation is "It it worth it to visit Isla Mujeres in 2019?"

 Thanks to Syndi Pilar for this great aerial shot!

From the City.....

VIDEO that says Don't forget to compact your plastic bottles before you throw them away.

The City invites islanders to take advantage of the last days of the discounts on fees & surcharges LINK  

November-Orange Month (Anti-Violence Against Women)
Isla Mujeres is the warmth of its people, its beaches, its cuisine, its sunsets

The City invites youths born in 2001 to participate in required military drawing, with those who haven't done it yet, on Sunday at 8am at the City Council room.  

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VIDEO of the municipal Director of Transportation talking about the arrival of urban transport

IM Noticias    
VIDEO  The municipal Director of Transportation says the bus service should begin operating by the 15th of the month & definitely before December, using Microbuses with a capacity for ~25 people. He didn't mention the fare, noting the ten units will have air conditioning & the front seats will be for those who are elderly, pregnant or have disabilities. The route was already announced going South on Medina, East on Paseo Peces in La Gloria, North on the Caribe Coastal Road, West to Medina by the runway & North to the Fishermen's Monument.

From  Por Esto :

Bus service, nearly a reality  

Transporte público, será una realidad

  The municipal Director of Transportation, Mario Carrillo, said the urban transportation service on the island will begin by the 10th to 15th of this month, with a maximum of ten microbuses, equipped with air conditioning and GPS. The microbuses will have a capacity for 25 people and will be suitable for people with disabilities.
   There will be two types of bus stops on the island, and there could be a slight delay between the start of the bus service and their installation, but that should be completed before December.First they will install the eleven that are "Sombra"-type ("shaded"), with a pergola & seating. The other, individual bus stops will consist of vertical signs indicating where to expect the bus.

Disregard for parking regulations  

Reglamento de Tránsito municipal “letra muerta”

   Although municipal traffic regulations prohibit placement of cones and other objects that obstruct the public road, this  has become common practice in Isla Mujeres, reducing the parking spaces.  This isn't legal unless they have a document from the City for exclusive use. It is particularly common on Rueda Medina.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui & local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
November 12   6:30
November 13  7:13
November 14   8:01
November 15   8:53
November 16   9:50
November 17  10:50
November 18  11:51

Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:11-6:04p (start-end/mo)
Sunrise ~6:50-7:07a (start-end/mo)
November Events 
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Wednesday nights at 8:45p, the group "Isla en Bici" bike around the isle, meeting at Juarez &  Abasolo. Lights required, helmet recommended. LINK   

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Diabetic Clinic-Free for residents with glucose testing, glucometers & supplies, reading glasses, nutritional education. Senior Citizens Club in colonia La Gloria 9a-12p.
Monday, Nov 11-12 N. Taurids Meteor Shower peaks around midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 12  Postal Workers Day  El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

 Thursday, Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day

Friday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Nov. 17 Buen Fin (sales)

Saturday, Nov. 16-17 Leonids Meteor Shower  but the moon will interfere

Monday, Nov. 18 Día de la Revolución Mexicana  There is usually a parade down Rueda Medina that starts around 8a, usually from the Naval base. Expect traffic detours. Banks & governmental offices close. 

The Festival for the Town Saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception will begin sometime around the weekend of Friday, Nov. 28 and continue thru her day on Dec. 8th. There is usually a Cabalgata parade of horses and a "bullring" set up (bullfights have been banned in Mexico), where there are rodeos and comedic bullfights, as well as folklorico dance performances and a night or two of live music & dancing on the Town Square. More info TBA.
Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres

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