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A tale of ancient times, a secret cemetery and some "other" ruins of Isla Mujeres that no one talks about.
The Triangles are Mayan ports,
The Dots are Mayan Archaeological Zones.
The Blue lines are Mayan Commercial Sea Routes,
The Red are Mayan Commercial Land Routes,
The Pale lines are the Mayan regional borders
The products are--Salt, Jade, Cacao/Cocoa, Obsidian, Cotton, Feathers, Basalt, Ceramics, Tools, Hides/Skins, and Honey.
Below--El Meco in 1909.
Above--El Meco slide show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agBll_Re61I
Yesterday-- Quintana Roo has administered 100% of the 4,875 doses of C-19 vaccine that were received on January 12th, which were given to front line C-19 workers. The graphic compares the percentages administered by each state and says there were 439,725 doses distributed.
Heraldo de Mexico reports that the federal Home Office Act has gone into effect establishing labor laws in relation to teleworking. It has requirements for employers to pay a portion of the employees electricity and internet bills; and says companies are responsible for installing and maintaining equipment they provide for their employees to work from home and employees are obligated to take good care of it and return the equipment in good condition. It says the workers have the right to not participate in electronic communications related to their employment which take place outside of their working hours; and those who work from home can't be paid less than those who work in-person.
Then the article clarifies that the legislators didn't define the proportion of the electricity bill, and said this applies when the bill increased during the pandemic due to home office work. It says it is proposed to agree on the portion of the electricity bill that will be paid if your work includes phone or video calls, the need for high speed internet, or the use of technological programs. It gives an email for the Secretary of Labor and explains how to file a complaint, noting that it can be anonymous and assistance is available from PROFEDET.
The discount on property taxes will be 15% for the remainder of January and 10% in February.
Enjoy the landscapes of Isla Mujeres
Jan. 14--Leonel Povedano Castilla, president of the association of small hotel owners, Pequeños Hoteles Fascinantes, told La Tertulia that compared to December and January of last year, reservations are about 80% less and about 50% of the reservations have cancelled. He said this is a time when there are usually many repeat visitors, but concerns about Covid-19 are causing cancellations. In addition to the winter season being complicated, hoteliers are not very hopeful about large numbers of visitors arriving for Semana Santa / Easter Week. They are hoping that the during the summer, domestic tourists will visit, along with the foreigners who delayed coming.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
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, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the 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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon Jan 28 Thursday 6:40p
Jan 29 Friday at 7:41p
Jan 30 Saturday at 8:41p
Jan 31 Sunday at 9:40p
Feb 1 Monday at 10:39p
Sunset 6:21-6:37 (beginning vs end of month)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Jan. 6 Dia de los Tres Reyes/Three Kings Day
The Thor Heyerdahl traveling school-sailboat normally visits in late January-early February with about three dozen high school students on board. Under the tutelage of the experienced crew, the students learn to work together, sailing and navigating, as well as receiving their normal lessons. They sail from Germany to the Caribbean, but it's very possibly suspended this year.
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