A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2 Terrenos (propiedad privada) frente al mar en Zipolite, Oaxaca 800m² Santa Maria Tonameca Anumex Gran oportunidad para invertir en Zipolite Oaxaca. 2 TERRENOS en venta en Bahía Camarón, una de las zonas más exclusivas de Zipolite. Terreno ...

2 lands (private property) waterfront in Zipolite , Oaxaca 800m² Santa Maria Tonameca 
Great opportunity to invest in Zipolite Oaxaca. 2 PLOTS for sale in Bay Shrimp, one of the most exclusive areas of Zipolite . Plot ...   

m² terr.  800
Category:  Real Estate  > Land and Lots 
Location:  Arroyo Tres, Zipolite, Santa Maria Tonameca, Oaxaca  View Home
$ 2,200,000 pesos
. Great opportunity to invest in Zipolite Oaxaca 
2 PLOTS for sale in Bay Shrimp, one of the MOST exclusive areas of Zipolite. 

Lot 800 and 1200m2 
On one side of Hotel "Heaven" and Posada "Casa Sol Zipolite" 
Earth Type: Private Property ( Land With writing) 
Beach front lot 
With private access to the beach and grounds 
Mobile phone signal (movistar, telcel) 
Land enclosed concrete posts With 
40 minutes from Huatulco International Airport 
Service Light 
One Owner 

High Plusvalia and tourist potential of the area. Coming soon culminate the draft Puerto Escondido-Huatulco superhighway.

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My Spanish Notes El Caló Mexicano, Parte 2

My Spanish Notes

Posted: 23 Nov 2014 12:45 PM PST
Not too terribly long ago I wrote about El Caló Mexicano, or Mexican slang.  Rather than write yet another top 10 list, I decided to write about some very common Mexican slang that your average gringo probably isn't aware of.  Today I'm going to fulfill the promise I made about writing a part two.

Let's cover a few greetings first.

You've probably heard of the expression Qué onda, which means what's up, but here's a couple that might have escaped you.

¿Qué tranza?

¿Qué show?

¿Qué pex?

I don't know that any of these have a direct translation, they're just additional ways to say what's up.  These are very slangy and will most likely shock your Mexican friends when they hear you say this.

¡Que oso!

Literally speaking, this means what a bear.  But if you're not having a conversation about bears then this means how embarrassing.

That's embarrassing.  I don't know you.

We know these as a Volkswagon.  But in Mexican Spanish you'll probably hear it referred to as a vocho.

 You'll hear people talk about dinero (money) all the time, but they may be doing it with words you aren't familiar with.  Feria andvaro.

No traigo varo wey
I don't have any money dude

Prestame una feria wey
Loan me some money dude

While not uniquely Mexican, there are other ways to talk about money.  I blogged about this a while back - Más minutos menos lana.

Let's keep going.

In standard Spanish to say you don't like someone you can use caer bien or caer mal.  But in Mexican Spanish you say....

Ese wey me cae gordo
I don't like that guy

If you really like someone then you can say...

Tu amiga me cae a todo madre
I really like your friend

And keep in mind with the expression caer bien we're talking about if you like someone, not if you like like them.  For that you need gustar.

If you find yourself flipping a coin, you can say Águila o sol - Heads or tails

Here's a good one.  The next time someone asks you cómo van las cosas (How are things going), you can reply....

Atole con lo mismo 
The same as always

And finally, when your friends ask how you know all of this , you can tell them...

Porque soy más mexicano que el chile
Because I'm more Mexican than the chile

And that's it for today.  Make sure you subscribe via email or follow the blog and keep reading for more Mexican slang and other great posts!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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¿Cheap and cheerful Overnight at mazunte or zipolite, oaxaca?

¿Cheap and cheerful Overnight at mazunte or zipolite, oaxaca? 

Hello, I look for a hotel guest chance to spend my vacation this near mazunte or zipolite in Oaxaca that is economical (less than 800 a night) but that is also comfortable. oh and also regarding serious of booths starting from df

Answers (2)

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  • answered 5 hours ago
    Hello. Regarding hotels, I can not say precisely. I have been passing these places. but if you google maps you put some hotels and comments from those who have stayed in these places ... not an expensive area. so I assure you find easily any with the budget that you request. As for the booths, depending on the route you take ... the most viable routes are VIA ACAPULCO AND VIA PUEBLA-OAXACA. I commented that to make the choice via puebla-oaxaca, you spend it stands in approx. Auto 350 pesos. if you need more detailed information write to me at my email. 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Let The Game Begin - Zipolite, Mexico As the sun dips behind the hills flanking Oaxaca’s Pacific coastline the heat of the day slowly fades with it. On cue, the men of Zipolite begin to amass halfway along the beachfront - somewhere between “Sel Y Pimienta” and the ramshackle beach bar advertising “Ginebra Y Coco”. Goals are erected from wooden poles retrieved from the bushes and after a few warm up kicks the twilight football match begins…

Let The Game Begin - Zipolite, Mexico

As the sun dips behind the hills flanking Oaxaca’s Pacific coastline the heat of the day slowly fades with it. On cue, the men of Zipolite begin to amass halfway along the beachfront - somewhere between “Sel Y Pimienta” and the ramshackle beach bar advertising  “Ginebra Y Coco”. Goals are erected from wooden poles retrieved from the bushes and after a few warm up kicks the twilight football match begins…
Shot With Nikon D800 + Nikon 16-35mm f/4.0
Let The Game Begin - Zipolite, Mexico
As the sun dips behind the hills flanking Oaxaca’s Pacific coastline the heat of the day slowly fades with it. On cue, the men of Zipolite begin to amass halfway along the beachfront - somewhere between “Sel Y Pimienta” and the ramshackle beach bar advertising  “Ginebra Y Coco”. Goals are erected from wooden poles retrieved from the bushes and after a few warm up kicks the twilight football match begins…
Shot With Nikon D800 + Nikon 16-35mm f/4.0

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10 Rules for Planning Round-the-World Trips Ed Perkins, November 19, 2014

10 Rules for Planning Round-the-World Trips

Ed Perkins, November 19, 2014
Traveling 'round the world (RTW) isn't for everybody. A RTW trip takes more time and money than the average traveler might have. But for a fortunate few, it's a great way to explore a range of destinations—new and old, exotic and mundane—that you might not ever be able to visit on individual trips.
My recommendations are based both on my own experience and reports from other travelers. I've done it four times—probably more than most. Two of the trips were for business, but the trips on my own provided great experiences. Here are 10 key lessons I learned while planning RTW travel.
Figure Out the Basics
A good RTW trip requires a lot of planning, starting with making a list of what you really want to see and do. "Around the world" isn't a destination; it's a set of flights. Start by cataloguing your top must-visit places. The most popular RTW trips seem to be limited to North America, Europe, and Asia, although longer trips can also include the South Pacific, Africa, and South America.
Unless you're doing a full year abroad, spring and fall are often the best times to do RTW trips. During transitional seasons, you'll avoid the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Of course, near-equator stops like Bangkok and Singapore are hot all the time.
On my latest RTW trip, I decided to travel in the spring. I started off with interesting places I had never been to, then I ended the journey with a relaxing stop in a longtime-favorite European area. But you could follow special interests, hook up with international friends you've made, visit the "10 most-something-or-other" destinations you saw on an intriguing list, or plan your trip based on just about anything.
Take Enough Time
If you're going to be flying 25,000 miles or more—that's at least 50 hours in the air—you should spread it out a bit. My recommendation is to spend at least a month on the road; any less than that, and you're going to be in a state of perpetual jet lag. The longer the trip, the better you'll feel overall.
Give Each Stop Ample Time
Avoid too many short stops. These days, any single flight takes up most of a day, door to door: packing, checking out of your hotel, schlepping to an airport, going through the airport hassles. I have a tough time thinking of any destination worth visiting that you can cover in a single day. (That's one of the big problems with cruises.) You usually need at least a day to get a feel for a destination, then extra days to visit the sites you want to see and do the things you want to do. Even an itinerary full of one- or two-night stops will yield a trip centered on catching flights and checking in and out of hotels. Overall, my recommendation is a minimum of three nights per stop—or better yet, four.
Move In One Direction
You'll want to keep traveling generally in one direction, east or west. That's a requirement on some RTW tickets, but even if your ticket or tickets do not impose that requirement, you should do it anyway. Doubling back adds time and expense to your trip.
Most reports (and my own experience) show that traveling westward is easier on jet lag than traveling eastward. Extending a day is easier than compressing a day.
For Easy Booking, Get a Single Ticket
The easiest way to arrange a RTW itinerary is to buy a single-price RTW ticket. Only one airline, Air New Zealand, can fly RTW entirely on its own routes. But the itinerary is so limited that it's virtually worthless.
Each of the three big alliances, Oneworld, Skyteam, and Star Alliance, offers RTW tickets, and they provide user-friendly (if tedious) online RTW planners. Fares typically start at about $4,500 for up to 29,000 miles and limit you to Asia, Europe, and North America, with maybe a dip into North Africa or Central America. Expect to pay up to $7,000 for the 39,000 miles you'd need for an extensive trip that covers the South Pacific, South Africa, and South America.
RTW tickets typically require voyagers to complete travel within a year and are limited to 15 or 16 stops or flight segments. They also limit the number of stops or flights in any given region, and most RTW tickets limit you to a single stop in any city (unless you're making a connection).
Several less-inclusive airline partnerships also sell RTW tickets. Prices are somewhat lower than alliance tickets, but stops and routes are more limited.
To Save Money, Get Individual Tickets
For most RTW trips in economy class, you can cut the total cost a lot by buying individual tickets for each flight. Customizing a set of individual tickets is the cheapest way to do a RTW trip. You can arrange those flights through a specialist travel agency, or you can book them yourself through one of the big online metasearch systems. Individual tickets also provide ultimate flexibility on routes and stops—something you don't get when you have to confine yourself to the airlines in a single alliance.

Is JetBlue Becoming Just Another Airline? George Hobica, November 19, 2014

Is JetBlue Becoming Just Another Airline?

George Hobica, November 19, 2014
JetBlue is about to make some of its customers, well, blue.
The airline has been profitable this year, but apparently that's not enough for Wall Street. In order to appease investors, the company announced today that it will follow a business model familiar to passengers on Frontier, American and other airlines:    offering multiple airfare "bundles,"    one of which won't include a free checked bag, and cramming more passengers into its planes by installing those abominable "slimline" seats.
It's not the only recent policy change to dismay customers. Earlier this year, the airline  changed its once-generous full refund policy  (in the form of a travel credit) in the event of a fare drop after purchase.
From the JetBlue  media release :
"Beginning in the first half of 2015, customers will be able to choose between three branded fare bundle options. The first of these will be designed for customers who do not plan to check a bag, while the latter two will offer one and two free checked bags, respectively, along with other attractive benefits, including additional TrueBlue points and increased flexibility. This new merchandising platform will enable JetBlue to tailor its offering to individual customers' needs in a way that is simple and transparent."
That will leave only Southwest, for now, offering free checked bags.
This sounds similar to Frontier's pricing model, which offers its lowest fares if you pay for a checked and/or a carryon bag (Frontier used to offer three fare types, now reduced to two); American has a similar three-tiered model with its "choice" fares—in basic, essential, and plus flavors.
More seats, maybe not less legroom
Worse, perhaps, JetBlue is cramming 15 more seats into its Airbus 320's by installing those dreaded "slimline" seats that have less padding (or "give") in the bottom cushion, or at least that's how I experience them.
Again from the release, "the reconfigured cabin plan for the A320 will preserve JetBlue's product advantage and highly-rated customer experience while helping to generate higher returns. Using lighter, more comfortable seats, JetBlue will be able to increase the number seats on its planes while continuing to offer the most legroom in coach." Translation: the seat pitch (the distance between any one point on a seat and the same point on a seat in the adjacent row) is being reduced by one inch.
Even so, at 33 inches of pitch, JetBlue offers more space between seats than most airlines, which typically set rows 31 inches apart, and because the new seats will be slimmer there may be just as much knee room (actually more important than legroom) as before. And before we get all outraged, JetBlue still offers free inflight TV and free WiFi. But there won't be more overhead bins for those extra passengers, that's for sure.
JetBlue reckons they'll gain an extra $450 million per year with these new initiatives. But it may lose what made it special in the first place. At least the Terra Blues chips will be free, for now.