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.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Views of Mexico City JAN 23

Views of Mexico City

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I live in Toluca, a few hours from Mexico City, or D.F. as it is most commonly known in Spanish. By some estimates the 3rd largest city in the world, D.F. has sights, sounds, confusion, beauty, comedy, tragedy, horror and fun.
You can just make out the plaza below, which is the zocalo above. This is the center of the city, with the cathedral, government buildings and giant flag.
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Once the tallest building in Latin America, the Torre Latino Americana gives great views of the sprawling metropolis.
Up the street is the monument to the Revolution.
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On the right you can see Iztaccihuatl, one of Mexico City’s two nearby volcanoes. All the people were a protest by farmer’s unions from the south of Mexico.
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A parade:
These are the three kings. They bring children presents after Christmas, on Jan 4 or something like that. You can have your picture taken with them, like Santa. Somehow blackface isn’t yet politically incorrect in Mexico:
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This is the Basilica of Guadalupe, where the famous painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe is kept. You can read a little more about her here.
virgen de guadalupe
Get your photo with the virgin!
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In the market across from the basilica I find a shrine to Santa Muerte, Saint Death. Here is where you make your dark request for revenge.
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Take one home, why don’t you?
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Airplane Makers Plot to Cram More Bums on Seats rss link Airfarewatchblog

Airplane Makers Plot to Cram More Bums on Seats

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Airplane Makers Plot to Cram More Bums on Seats

By George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog

Don't tell me that the issue of standing room airplane "seats" is rearing its ugly head again. You may remember this front-page article in the New York Times back in April of 2006, written by freelancer Christopher Elliott, stating that Airbus had approached some Asian airlines about installing "standing seating" on its A380 aircraft.
Airbus immediately denied the story, calling it "idiotic," and the Times published a mea culpa correction and the paper's ombudsman wrote this damning article about the whole sad affair although Elliott more or less stood by his story, as reported.

But wait. Hugo Martin in the LA Times is reporting that Airbus has in fact patented a design for such "seating" (actually, they look more like bicycle saddles than seats). Martin quotes Airbus spokeswoman Mary Anne Greczyn saying, “Many, if not most, of these concepts will never be developed, but in case the future of commercial aviation makes one of our patents relevant, our work is protected. Right now these patent filings are simply conceptual.” So maybe Elliott wasn't so "idiotic" after all.

But what is pure idiocy is the whole concept of stand up air travel, even if it (presumably) led to lower airfares. While it would be fodder for stand up comedians, it's a crazy idea and if the story had appeared on April 1st I'd be laughing. But there's nothing funny about Airbus' patent application. First of all, airplanes are already packed to the max, and since the airlines could cram more stand-up passengers in their metal tubes they'd have a harder time complying with FAA regulations mandating that all passengers can be safely evacuated in an emergency in 90 seconds, even if not all doors are operable. So that would mean more means of egress at a minimum (although presumably, since standing passengers are already standing, they could escape faster, and there'd be room for more exits with all the seats removed). And what would the "brace position" look like? Would you rest your hands on the shoulders of the passenger in front of you? And how would the seat belts work? It's all pretty silly, but that's what they said at Kitty Hawk.

Oh, and not to be outdone, Boeing recently announced, says USA Today, that it is developing a "high-density" 737-MAX model that will cram an extra 11 passengers onboard, resulting in a 29-inch seat pitch vs. the typical 31 inches. News reports suggest that the new model will be targeted to airlines that wish to cram as many passengers as possible in their planes. (Maybe that's why they call it the "MAX"). But these days, isn't that just about every airline?
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New post on you never know


by karalaite
"You play life", you once said in a thick evening's obscurity high up on the rock that leans on heavy ocean's body.
No was an instinctive reply that came out of my very own lips then.
And I did play. 
I played and played until I stopped and started living it.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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"¡Qué boquita!" No seas pelangoche.

"¡Qué boquita!" No seas pelangoche.

Posted: 27 Jul 2014 01:27 PM PDT
One look at the picture and you'll know exactly what today's topic is.

Yep, you guessed, strip clubs.  You definitely won't find this lesson in your Spanish book.  Some of what I'm going to share with you is Mexican Spanish, so keep that in mind.

Before you can even go to a strip club, you need to know what they're called.

In Mexico, sin duda, the word you want is teibol.  And it's pronounced exactly like the word table in English.

Vamos a un teibol
Let's go to a strip club

But as you can see by the picture there's more than one way to spell it, but I think teibol is more common than teybol.  And yes, you'll also see it written as just plain old table.

The names for these places vary from country to country, so here are some of the words you're likely to hear:

Club de streaptease, local de Striptease, estrip club, cabaré, bar de strippers and burdel.

So what do you call the ladies who work in teibols?

That's right, teiboleras.  There are many other names that teiboleras go by so let's start with the ones that have direct English counter parts.

Bailarina exótica - Exotic Dancer
Bailarina - Dancer
Estriper/stripper - Stripper (Yes, this is Spanglish)
Bailarina de cabaré - Caberet Dancer

This next set of words may be easier to understand if you read a post I made on my other blog:

¿Por qué estás en cueros en la sala?

So now that you've done your homework,  here's the second set of words:

Encueradas,  encueratriz, desnudista, bichicoris (bichi), cuerita, estripticera

If you read the post I pointed you to above, this will be a quick review.

To be "en cueros" is to be naked.  Therefore an encuerada is a naked woman.  Now, I'm not exactly sure where cueritacomes from.  Cuero refers to leather, or animal skin, so a cuerita may very well be a female leather worker.  If you've got the 411 on this please share by leaving a comment below.

An encueratriz is a woman who is in the business of getting naked.

Desnudar means to get naked.  A desnudista is therefore a woman who gets naked.

As for estripticera, all I can tell you is that it's yet another word stripper.

So now it's time to talk about some of the things you'll see inside a strip club.  Well, I mean, you know, these are things someone told me you'll see in a strip club.

The stripper pole is called a tubo.  And I'm not sure that sweet little abuelita should be anywhere near one.

Proponen que el baile del tubo esté en las Olimpiadas
They're proposing that pole dancing should be in the Olympics

The stage is called a pisto.  And of course once the music starts our bailerina is going to quita la ropa (take off her clothes) or se desnuda (get naked).

If your teibolera isn't getting naked fast enough, you can use this little jingle to let her know.

Mucha ropa, mucha ropa...

Literally it means "a lot of clothes".  Figuratively in English:

Mucha ropa
Take it off

You gotta sing it though: mucha roopa, mucha roopa.  Stretch that "o" out a little bit on the word ropa.  I couldn't find an audio file, so I decided to record one myself using my very gringo accent.  Here's what it sounds like.

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Of course the absolute best way to get a bailerina desnuda (naked) is to dar propina.

¿Me das propina bebe?
Are you going to tip me baby?

Si te quitas la ropa te doy más propina
If you take your clothes off I'll give you a bigger tip

FYI, Dar propina is the expression you use for any kind of tipping, not just in a teibol dans.

Once a teibolera finishes her baile (dance) the DJ (pronounced el D yay) will shout out aplauso, apluaso - applause.  I mean, come on, this person just got naked for you, a little aplauso is just common courtesy.

Since you're in a teibol, a teibolera may offer her services to you.

¿Quieres un baile?
Would you like a dance?

¿Quieres un privado?
Do you want a private dance?

Y ya está.  Everything you need to get you started in the world of teybol dans. 

¡Hasta la próxima!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Home » Oaxaca » Sports » The Zombie, the dynasty continues The Zombie, the dynasty continues JAIME SANCHEZ MEDINA Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:35

The Zombie, the dynasty continues


Today we will discuss a Oaxacan born German colony, tough by nature, which in 1976 could have been professional, but just did not want to be a fighter.
The Zombie called himself well in the sport called slams, is part of that group chosen for the great fighters known Oaxacan groups that belonged to the generation of the 70's, a generation worried about boosting wrestling flush Canvas .
No affliction; joyfully to tell, and vitality that radiates from every pore of your skin, and is lost in its narrative.
Without going any further, between thought and feeling, began to fight on the canvas backing, all he could remember, and those sets of the third string, and keys single canvas that left vanquished rivals were log detailed ecstasy that had left this strange happiness of being a fighter.
"I lived in a routine environment where I did not have everything, but am having a great time, because in my childhood I was a restless boy looking for entertainment with all that was always looking for ways to distract myself," she seeks comfort outside one of their armchairs.
In his childhood, he says, was very difficult to practice a sport, especially when it was the lower middle class, because access to the few places that had not had, and where a sport developed.
"My Life as a minority was hard, because my parents never lived together, so my life next to my mother forged in rented house and that way of life taught me a lot.
"To date, and with 45 years of being next to the mother of my children, I'm happy, I'm happy and I'm trying to what I experienced, not repeated within my home," he says.
At 17 came to wrestling in matches, since that time, The Incredible already struggling and knew him a day like any, you got to make the invitation.
It was not until then that first stepped on a ring, installed in the fire station that was located between the streets and Peripheral Xicoténcatl. "I lived in the back," he recalls.
Points have attended about four days, but as was unaware that novices could not train in the ring, on the fifth day came the fighters already had in luchísticas functions Zombie saw all ran up to the Incredible, but he know what to do and stood up to the canvas, the fighters went up and gave him a bumpy who has not forgotten to this day.
After bad passage, said having been at the street with Rigo Cisneros at that time struggling with the name of "Zorro," which takes advantage of the invitation to give the ring back.
"It was from that time that I was in charge of a teacher with whom I've been training for about a year, but I felt not learned much, and what I noted that when I go to fight for the first time to the public.
"I came up with the name 'The Great Caesar', I got a plush that took away the urge to go back up," he says when receiving a call that interrupted the dialogue.
Without giving dates because he says states that do not have them this was after we received your first paycheck as a fighter who became known with his partner as the masked Zombies.
"As we had caused excitement, and we were winning our pennies, leaving the sand Oaxaca, we were going to fight the Barrios where there was celebration, but there were using the name 'Los Campesinos'.
"Knowing the Moon were struggling promoter unmasked acting in the Districts and neighborhoods of the city, forced us to expose the masks 'Foxes', was a spectacular fight, where we were winning, but in the end, the referee gave victory to our opponents, and that was where we uncovered.
At the end of the function, Moon approached us and told us, now, yes, you can go fight warmly unmasked neighborhoods, "he exclaims, laughing.
Thanked wrestling with
"I thank God, with what little I fought because I did it with great fighters like El Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras, Rayo de Jalisco, Darkness is why, nowadays everyone knows me by the nickname of The Zombie .
I have fond memories of it since all caravans rode fighting inside the country, I had to go to Puebla, where I witnessed the debut of Hijo del Santo, who had at that time the nickname Red Masked indicates a large satisfaction, same as reflected in his face.
Therefore there thinks so rewarding; was always involved in fights or Star Semifinal, and have lost the mask gave more protection and strength.
Being a fighter says having changed the lives personally, Young was a frequent borrower, and through sport stopped drinking, smoking, eradicated the vices, and it will have you on these very stable in time, both at work and in home where he lives happily with his wife.
He claims to be an ordinary person, and believes that they can succeed in every way of life, we must be humble and not lose that quality, because humility takes you to have many things and makes you a winner.
In all sports never stop learning, is always learning new things. "But if you ignore what you are teaching, you'll never achieve your goals," he points out.
So also said Pepe Cisneros was one of his greatest instructors, since it was not a person who insulted you, but drove him with a pat on the back. Today I have taken his advice to develop their work and has worked.
"Today I work in ironworks already labeled, and it is where I get to keep my family live happy, because now the dynasty continues, one of my nephews steps into the ring with the name of Zombie Jr and grandchildren are pushing hard she concluded. 
Says it was in 2006 that climbed back into the ring to continue the dynasty of the Zombies as his grandson now fights under the name Zombie Jr.
Now my grandchildren, children of my son Daniel, now awakened them that worm for wrestling, and it is a satisfaction that makes me feel great, "concludes Gregorio García, The Zombie.
"Wrestling will never be a pantomime, and that simply let you fall three meters at a rate that is multiplied with the weight that the wrestler, and it grips under the ring, not pantomime."