Saturday, December 31, 2011

Zipolite-Shambhala Karma Cleansing-Oax. Mex.


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So here we are! Here we are again, at the end of another year. Today's a very Special Day! A day of endings and a day of beginnings.

A time of Resolutions. I'm making a few.

Tonight is a beautiful night in Zipolite. I am not positive it's happening because I am not there, but it's been going on for so many years...I am sure it's about to happen.

The Shambhala Karma Cleansing Ceremony


Gloria- Shambhala-Prep for Karma Cleansing Ceremony Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009
At's Gloria's- over at Shambhala they are getting ready. Cooking food, creating the floral crowns, they've been practicing the chants for a while, it's busy, busy, busy.

Floral Crowns - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009






And if you take a little walk to the Meditation Point, you will see they are preparing for tonight.


Meditation Point-Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009
 Tonight will be Super Cool! We had so much fun and it wasn't anything I expected. It's really fabulous, you really must go. Wear all white and Refrain from using any Drugs or Alcohol. I promise you will feel wonderful after. It's an experience you will never forget and hold dear to your heart all your life.


Shaman and Dancers at Karma Cleansing Ceremony- Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009

Gloria in "The Moment!" Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009

Angel and Gloria in the moment. This is such a truly magical ceremony. The chanting, candles, flowers, fire, Shaman, dancing, everything about it embodies the "best of every belief" is what Gloria told me and it is so true.   I LOVE this photo of Gloria. It captures all the beauty and harmony and love of the moment, so much hard hard work goes into it, and it's not cheap and Gloria manages it somehow. It would be nice if people donate as it's a wonderful gift of generousity on Gloria's part. Anyways, the year's we went it was free and it was awesome!

Dancing Around the Fire on the Beach! Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009

We were blessed to go to two Karma Cleansing Ceremonies and I eagerly look forward to my next. Which for now I project is next year. I wish it was sooner. At least I have all these great photos to help me re-live it all.

Dancing Around the Fire -Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2009


We want to Wish Everyone a Safe Happy New Year & Feliz año nuevo!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Mary & Joseph on Facebook


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This is wild, check this out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Piñatas & Rosarios


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Feliz Navidad- by Deborah Ledon

Today's a teary day for me, it's been so great, but hearing this suddenly made me miss everyone in Mexico SO MUCH!! Here's my dear friend Deborah Ledon singing Feliz Navidad. - You Rock Deborah! Your Voice is Amazing! LOVE YOU!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Giant Wind Plant in Oaxaca Mexico

 Just read this, that Mexico is building a Giant Wind Plant in the state of Oaxaca in a place called La Ventosa.

A loan of 1.1 billion Mexican pesos (around $72 million) to Mareña Renovables Capital was approved.

Quoted from Earthtechling : “This operation, given the size of the project, is a significant step in the development of viable renewable energy projects in Latin America,’’ Jeff Easum, team leader of the project. Read More Here http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/12/giant-mexico-wind-plant-gets-financing/


Wind Plant-image via Iberdrola Renovables

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rastrillos- Zipolite Song


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Hey, just found this!!! So cool!! 
Feliz Navidad Zipolite



Rastrillos, sin duda la mejor banda de Reggae en México!!!!!! http://www.myspace.com/rastrillos

Friday, November 18, 2011

PROJECT DROP OF WATER +10


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Please Watch this Excellent Video about the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

This video was created as part of the Gota D'água (Drop of Water) Movement lead by Brazilian celebrities. The campaign aims to stimulate the discussion on the energy development plan of Brazil. It also calls civil society to stand up against the Belo Monte dam, signing into a petition that the Movement did addressed to President Dilma asking for halting the dam's construction. Let's be a drop of water in this wave of goodness in name of true sustainable development, and protection of human rights, indigenous rights and the forest! AJUDE NOSSA CAMPANHA EM (HELP US): http://www.sibite.com.br/Projeto/ProjetoDetalhe.aspx?IdProjeto=169

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Great Video of Playa Del Carmen


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Check out this Great Video about Playa Del Carmen- I sure wish I had done more commentary when I was working on my video in Mexico. Anyways, I am still working on putting our Adventurez in Mexico together. This video is super inspirational.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ese Paco- Mermejita Circus- Mazunte!!


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You have to Check out Paco!! He's fabulous! We first saw him in Zipolite with the Mermejita Circus, but I believe this is in Mazunte . I miss Zipolite so much! Just got to get back there soon. :) 
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001684020404

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nominated for Ninjamatics 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards


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Hey!! This Blog Adventurez in Mexico has been nominated for the Ninjamatics 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Best New Weblog, Art & Photography, Life and Travel categories.


The 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards are a juried competition with nominations open in 37 categories between January 1st and October 31st, 2011. 

The nominees shortlist will be announced on December 1st, 2011, and the winners will be announced on January 1, 2012.


2011 Canadian Weblog Awards

I'm so excited!! This is so cool as just the other day I was thinking maybe I should put this puppy to bed. I mean I don't get paid for blogging, I don't even have ads or a donate button. I have tested both but for the ads, well I didn't care for the products and well the donate no one did, so just left my blog pure. 

I do love to share though and that's what drives me to blog. 

It's lovely to acknowledged and to win this would be really fabulous. Congrats to all the nominees! P.S. My blog Tina Winterlik is nominated too!

Ninjamatics

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sylvia Ji's Catrina - Dia de Los Muertos


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Artwork by Sylvia Ji
So something cool happened the other day, someone commented on a post that I did last November- for Day of the Dead- Dias de los Muertos- Catrina

I had found this image online, I just loved it but could not find the artist. 
http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html


Anyways I went to there http://www.thefauxpawblog.com/2009/12/retail-therapy-artwork-by-sylvia-ji.html that was posted in the comments and then went googled Sylvia Ji and Viola! I found her.


WHAT BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

Artwork by Slyvia Ji http://www.sylviaji.com/paintings_2008

http://www.sylviaji.com/
http://www.sylviaji.com/press


For general inquiries, commissions, purchasing artwork, please contact
SylviaJi@gmail.com

facebook.com/sylviaji
twitter.com/sylviaji

 



Visit her website to find out more about this fabulous artist!





To learn more about  Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead

Or check out my blogpost from last year http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com/2010/11/dia-del-los-muertos-day-of-dead.html

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Calm Down and Blow Away Rina!!


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Update: Downgraded to Tropical Storm- People STILL NEED TO TAKE GREAT CARE!!
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/272034.shtml

Saying prayers that a Canuck in Cancun and everyone stays safe and that Rina calms down and blows away.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/ctv-national-news/oct-26/#clip557003


Read Updated Info Here http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at3.shtml?5-daynl#contents


 From BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville.
  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Angels-Guidance-Comfort-Inspiration/dp/0764154036

Prayer for Hurricanes
In the name of the all- powerful Creator
I invoke you, great Angel Zamiel,
As the Angel of Hurricanes,
To calm the fury of this terrible storm.
May you divert it from it's path from the most vulnerable places
to blow itself out where few can come to harm
I honor and thank you for hearing my prayer
In the name of the Almighty.



Sunday, October 23, 2011

11.11.11 WE ARE THE ONE. UNITE


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REVOLUCION MUNDIAL 2011. EL FUTURO EN NUESTRAS MANOS.


My Creative Suggestion for 11.11.11 is that at the 11th hour and llth minute we meditate and at the very least meditate 11 seconds, but if possible 11 minutes or more. A MASS MEDITATION. 

11- SECONDS- MEDITATE ON LOVE

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Film about Zipolite & the Lifeguards


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Although I have only seen the trailer I think this film focuses on some great well-known issues in Zipolite. I created a website for the Lifeguards back in 2002 to try and help with getting the word out about them and to possibly raise money for them.

I hope that this film by Jeff Arak sheds a lots of light on the issues. I have a problem with the title though and I feel people will think negatively and not actually take the time to understand that the film is about the drownings that used to occur on a constant basis,  not about violence.

While we were there in 2008/9 2009/10  we were there when Aguila and others were  celebrating 18 months with no drownings or something like that. 

It's really good to see Aquila because I'm not even sure he's still there. I saw a very brave man, along with other lifeguards who have saved so many souls. I even saw the lifeguards rescue people.

Aquila was very kind to Angel and gave her 2 special shirts to help her boogie board easier. We had a lot of fun playing with his children. 

I really miss Zipolite. The thing about Zipolite you have to have a ton of respect, learn the waves, use a boogie board and don't go out very far. Most of all watch the flags and pay attention to your guts.

We had so much fun there, we lived there 2 winters but there were days where we just didn't go in the water. It's very cool to see Gloria and other well known people from Zipolite in this film. Makes my heart smile. I hope some positive things come from this.

Contact:
http://jeffarak.com/LODB/Home.html
http://savinglifeondeathbeach.blogspot.com/
http://www.Jeffarak.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Life-on-Death-Beach-Vida-en-la-Playa-de-Muertos/151731913256?sk=info

Delfines- Dolphins

cell: 413.992.7837



Monday, October 10, 2011

Go Away Jova!!


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To all our friends in Bucerias and anyone in the way of this, we are sending prayers for you and your homes and loved one to all be safe and I've included a Special Prayer, see below. Go Away Jova!!


Hurricane Jova

National Hurricane Center



Hurricane Jova slows off Mexico's Pacific coast



MEXICO CITY | Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:44pm EDT
(Reuters) - Hurricane Jova weakened slightly on Monday night as it headed for one of Mexico's busiest cargo ports and popular tourist resorts along the country's Pacific coast.
The storm, with top winds reaching 120 miles per hour, was about 155 miles southwest of the port city of Manzanillo late on Monday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
Jova is expected to make landfall on Tuesday afternoon northwest of Manzanillo near the resort towns of Melaque and Barra de Navidad, on a stretch of coast dotted with fine beaches. Read More

We were given this book, it's about angels-  BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville.
  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Angels-Guidance-Comfort-Inspiration/dp/0764154036

I swear the angels have really listened and helped so many times, with little miracles and big. I took that book to Mexico and back and it holds a very special place in my life and heart.

There is a special prayer for hurricanes.

I hope it's okay with you Francis. I really think we need them right now. And the more people to share this prayer the better.  So please share, it can not hurt, it can only bring us closer together. Positive energy is what we need.

For Hurricanes
In the name of the all- powerful Creator
I invoke you, great Angel Zamiel,
As the Angel of Hurricanes,
To calm the fury of this terrible storm.
May you divert it from it's path from the most vulnerable places
to blow itself out where few can come to harm
I honor and thank you for hearing my prayer
In the name of the Almighty.

He also states "Your invocation should be addressed to the four winds, starting in the east and working clockwise". Any number of candles may be burned. Visualize the calm of the storm and imagine drawing in the winds spiraling around it, calming them until all is still and peaceful.
* Be VERY CAREFUL WITH CANDLES! Never leave them unattended. Watch out for kids and pets.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspired by Mexico Today's Videos


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I am so homesick for Mexico right now. This is the time of year we usually get ready to go...so I feel the anxious yearning to pack and organize and get ready. My friends are going and how I want to join them.

So far it doesn't look like we are making the journey this year, so I must go with the flow. There must be something else I am supposed to tend to right now. That's one of the things I love about Mexico, the people just go with the flow. They have incredible patience and they are so kind.

On Independence day Mexico Today organized a Twitter Fiesta, and when asked what is your favourite thing about Mexico a chorus of tweeple said "The People." That is so true. It's the people that inspire me and draw me back along with the gorgeous beaches, ruins, food, and just the everyday experience of life and meeting other people trying to experience their own Mexico. 

I'm really inspired right now.  I'm going to remake a bunch of my videos...I'm going to make my movie...I need to tell my story differently so that people can really see how rich Mexico is in environment, culture and that it is safe and affordable.
 
Have you heard of Mexico Today. It's a really cool website that has lots of great videos. You should check it out. http://www.mexicotoday.org/  

Here are some of the most popular videos. 

Check out this awesome projects

Unveiling the Enigma in Mexico's Mayan Calendar

Mexican Kids' Tech Innovation: Butterfly and Violin-Shaped PCs

Affordable Tourism


GE Mexico - John Rice and Business in Mexico


Mexico's economic growth - one of the many reasons Google does business in Mexico


Google in Mexico


Mexican Beaded VW: Tour of Huichol Beetle


A Canuck in Cancun


Mexican President Calderon Receives UN Environmental Policy Award in New York (May 2011)



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Go Away Hurricane Hilary!


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Saying prayers Hurricane Hilary calms down and does no harm to anyone, and that those we love are safe!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-22/hilary-strengthens-into-hurricane-off-mexico-s-pacific-coast-1-.html

From Bloomberg news:
Hurricane Hilary strengthened off southwestern Mexico and may become a Category 3 storm by tomorrow as it skirts the coast on a track into the open Pacific, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

From the National Hurricane Centre
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* LAGUNAS DE CHACAHUA MEXICO WESTWARD TO PUNTA SAN TELMO

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* WEST OF PUNTA SAN TELMO TO MANZANILLO

HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 15.1N  98.9W AT 22/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP4+shtml/221731.shtml
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCMEP4+shtml/221432.shtml

Go Away Hilary!! 

Here is a Special Prayer we can say

BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville.  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Angels-Guidance-Comfort-Inspiration/dp/0764154036





Photo by Tina Winterlik © 2006

For Hurricanes
In the name of the all- powerful Creator
I invoke you, great Angel Zamiel,
As the Angel of Hurricanes,
To calm the fury of this terrible storm.
May you divert it from it's path from the most vulnerable places
to blow itself out where few can come to harm
I honor and thank you for hearing my prayer
In the name of the Almighty.

The Royal Tour - Mexico


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This will be really interesting to watch. I am missing Mexico so bad. 

http://www.royaltour.tv/
This is what it says below the Youtube Video 

He's traveled with the King of Jordan, the President of Peru, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Jamaica.... Now, Peter Greenberg joins President Felipe Calderón, one of the most dynamic leaders of Latin America, for a history-making television special.

"Mexico: The Royal Tour" is a groundbreaking special, produced and hosted by Peter Greenberg, that will showcase Mexico in a way no visitor has ever seen the country before — through the eyes of its leader.

In a personal tour led by President Calderón, "Mexico: The Royal Tour" goes beyond the headlines to journey deep inside Mexico and offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences.

"Mexico: The Royal Tour" is a fast-paced, non-stop adventure through Mexico's iconic spots as well as experiences that aren't found in any guidebook, but are still accessible to travelers.Read More here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nhlnrT384


http://www.petergreenberg.com/ 


Surfin' Dog!!


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When we were in Zipolite, there was this man  and his bulldog.  He said his dog could skateboard, but we didn't actually see him do it, so I never got to record it. He said he had been in videos and everything. I think the problem was the cobblestones. A friend sent this to me this morning, I wonder if it was the same Wonder Dog! Check this out! So cool!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Mexican Blankets- Viva Mexico!


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So for Sept 16 Mexico's Independence Day and I wanted to do some Special. I wanted something new to post about and I was like think, think think.


Then finally I got it, what about show you my Mexican Blankets

I would be interesting to see how many Mexican Blankets in households around the world. Maybe we could do a project and get people to tell a story about their blankets. 


I have collected blankets from many of my trips and most are very good quality so they have lasted 10-15 years. I love my blankets, I even have a few more, one is similar to the first one here but it's peach tones and it was the first blanket I ever bought. It was in Bucerias in 1988.


I can't remember exactly where I got them all, but I'll try.
2008/9
I got this one on our last trip, I bought it in Zipolite on the beach, I think I paid $250 pesos.

It's quite good quality and I love the colours. This photo doesn't show the true colour.

1990
 I just can not remember where I got this one, I think it was in Bucerias?


1996- Might have been Puerto Vallarta
This is the Fire God I think, it's based on Aztec. I may have got it in Vallarta but I don't remember exactly.


I think I got this in Zihuatengo 1996?
I think I got this in Zihuatengo, on another Cruiseship, while working as a Photographer.



I bought this while in Cozumel, while working on the Cruise Ship 1995 as a Photographer and I paid like $50 US.  It's the most I ever paid for a blanket, but it is really beautiful quality.

Mexican Twitter Fiesta - Sept 16 -Tell Everyone!


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From Susie's The Mexico Report 

Viva Mexico!!
The Mexico Report- Mexico Independence Day - Twitter Fiesta


http://themexicoreport.com/2011/09/09/mexico-today-hosts-twitter-fiesta-on-mexican-independence-day/

#MexicoToday Twitter Fiesta! 
Theme: Celebrating Mexican Independence Day 
When: Friday, September 16 
Time: 10-11am PST/ 1-2am EST 
Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #MexicoToday. 

Follow on http://tweetchat.com/room/mexicotoday ALL are invited, so please invite your friends, co-workers, neighbors, sisters, brothers, cousins, Twitter-mates from the Twitterverse, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, etc and join in on the celebration! 


To RSVP and see more up to date action on the event, please see our Facebook invite here. Please include your Twitter handle, so we can follow you too!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mexico in your Senses- Fabulous Video!!


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Check out this Video! Absolutely Fabulous! Made me so homesick, can't wait to get back there.

México en tus Sentidos - Mexico in your Senses

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adventurez in Cancun


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Wow, time is passing quickly. It was this time of year that I made my decision to take Angel and go to Mexico, to learn about her culture and meet her dad. So much thinking went on. Funny when I think about the chain of events that propelled us into action. It was the teacher giving Angel a time out on the second day of grade one was one of the biggest reasons.  There has to be something better in store for us was my thought. And there was. This was our first stop. Cancun!!

Adventurez in Mexico- Cancun 2008

Adventurez in Mexico- Cancun 2008

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Adventurez in Mexico Videos on Vimeo


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Here are some of my videos from Adventurez in Mexico they are on Vimeo. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Aye Chihuahua!


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I must admit, the first time we rented this I didn't watch it with my kid. But we did receive it as gift recently and I have watched it a couple of times. It's REALLY funny and I love how it has some great scenes of  Puerto Vallarta that made me really homesick. I am missing Mexico so much. It's been over a year now since we were last there. I really loved the deleted scenes, especially Chloe's Vision Quest where Margarita talks to Adelita(sp?). It's a great show. I won't tell you anymore, just definitely watch it. There's a strong underlying messge that is important for all Mexican people as well as for everyone in general ;)



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mundo Mayo- Maya World-2012


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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This is very cool.

I sure hope we make it down next year. That's the plan. I have been to Tonina, back in 1990 and I've been to Palenque about 4x I think now. 

Would love to take Angel back there. Such a wonderous place and now that she's a little older, the experience would be even more meaningful for her. We really did enjoy our time there, but it was hot and she was only 6 so climbing the steps was alot. 

We loved the waterfalls. I love Palenque, not just the ruins but the the whole area. It's so GREEN.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Please Vote for My Films in the Possible Futures Contest

This is Cross Posted on my blogs Zipolita and Tina Winterlik

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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Okay Everyone, IT'S TIME TO VOTE
Possible Futures Film Contest

Possible Futures Film Contest- Time to Vote

http://possiblefuturesfilmcontest.org/voters/
So all you have to do is Register, Login in and Vote. 



Voters



If you click here you will find all four of my films on this page.
http://goo.gl/juVBj


Here are my Films listed below.

Wall of Love- Remixed  http://goo.gl/FDOhX


Best of Luck to Everyone and May the Best Films Win!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

TEDx Video-Emiliano Salinas: A Civil Response to Violence


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This is cross posted on Adventurez in Mexico and my blog Tina Winterlik
Please watch and share this powerful video



From TEDx-About this video
In this passionate talk from TEDxSanMigueldeAllende that's already caused a sensation in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas, son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, confronts the current climate of violence in Mexico -- or rather, how Mexican society responds to it. He calls on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English. (It has English subtitles by default.)


I wish I had these is Spanish - to share, they are excellent video, I hope someone can translate these and share them.







Other Important Related Links
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/lawmakers-introduce-bill-legalize-marijuana-225335489.html

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/06/sign-end-war-on-drugs-petition.html

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/06/human-rightsbased-approach-to-drugs.html

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/06/end-war-on-drugs-change-your-words.html

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com/2011/05/mexicos-peace-march-stop-war-on-drugs.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mexico- West Coast-Hurricane BEATRIZ- Say a Prayer Please


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

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(This is being cross posted on Tina Winterlik & Adventurez in Mexico)

There is a hurricane hitting Mexico's West Coast today. Please I ask you to take a moment and say a prayer, to think a calming thought...for winds to calm, for water to calm...for Mother Earth to calm down, for the wind and the rain to calm. I am praying for all the wonderful people in those areas that we met when we travelled, for friends and families. I am sending this little angel to watch over you all. Please God look after all these wonderful people and keep them out of harms way. Please Mother Nature, let there be peace and calm.---

Do you ever wonder if all the tensions and negative energy around us create these negative events in nature? I heard a man speaking recently saying that we are one with nature...we are not outside nature. Perhaps if we all calm down, Mother Nature will calm down.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP2+shtml/211131.shtml

I copied this from the link to help people if they need this info.

000
WTPZ32 KNHC 211131
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
HURRICANE BEATRIZ INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP022011
500 AM PDT TUE JUN 21 2011

...CENTER OF BEATRIZ RIGHT ALONG THE COAST...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM PDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...19.4N 105.0W
ABOUT 15 MI...20 KM SSE OF LA FORTUNA MEXICO
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM WNW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM LAZARO CARDENAS NORTHWESTWARD TO CABO
CORRIENTES

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM PDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BEATRIZ WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 105.0 WEST.  BEATRIZ IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/H.  THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY...WITH A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD
THE WEST-NORTHWEST EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.  ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CENTER OF BEATRIZ WILL CONTINUE MOVING ALONG THE COAST
OF MEXICO BETWEEN LA FORTUNA AND CABO CORRIENTES OVER THE NEXT FEW
HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH... 150 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  BEATRIZ IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY
OR TONIGHT. 

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES...165 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 977 MB...28.85 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE
COAST OF MEXICO WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.  TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE ALSO OCCURRING ELSEWHERE WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE
WARNING AREA.

RAINFALL...BEATRIZ IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS
OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ALONG THE COASTS OF THE STATES OF GUERRERO...
JALISCO...COLIMA...AND MICHOACAN IN SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO...WITH
POSSIBLE ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES OVER MOUNTAINOUS
TERRAIN.  THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND
MUD SLIDES.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE COASTAL FLOODING
IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA.  NEAR
THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE
WAVES.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 AM PDT.

$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Zipolite Paintings- Video


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 


Made this video last year, thought I would share with you here.



In Feb 2001 a terrible fire burned my camera along with my cabana in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico. In a effort to capture the beauty around me, I started to paint. At first they were really bad, I did not know if I could paint, in highschool I had been very discouraged by my art teacher. After many paintings I realized I did have talent and in a bizarre way the fire was a good thing. Otherwise I would never have painted the many painting that I did. I hope you like them
Tina Winterlik

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Huatulco Mexico Receives EarthCheck Gold Certification


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com 

My friend Susie is always up on the latest news from Mexico and here is some fabulous news. Thanks Susie! http://goo.gl/Q8Lux Yay!! Huatulco!!

Huatulco Becomes The First Destination in the Americas to Receive EarthCheck Gold Certification




http://themexicoreport.com/2011/06/04/huatulco-becomes-the-first-destination-in-the-americas-to-receive-earthcheck-gold-certification/

The Mexico Report on Facebook 


Susie Albin-Najera

@themexicoreport Los Angeles, CA
Creator, The MEXICO Report: the good news about (and a positive voice for) Mexico; Writer, Power Blogger, Mexico Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, Hispanic Mktg & PR

Other helpful links






Here's a quick trip to Huatulco. 

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Huatulco - Photo by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Travel Tip # 5- Adventurez in Mexico


Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

http://tinawinterlik.blogspot.com
Temple of Inscriptions- Palenque, Chiapas Mexico
http://goo.gl/novYC Click this, Lots of Google Images of Palenque. It's cool!
Travel Tip # 5

The Educational Value of Long Term Travel with Kids
http://goo.gl/7JKG

If you've ever considered pulling your kids out of school and travelling for a few months then you should definitely read this article on Matador Abroad by author Karen Banes

You may also find these links helpful as well.
Rescued Turtle from Road/Taxi -Palenque


Why Travel as a Teenager is the Best Education. http://goo.gl/WOhNq


http://goo.gl/jBvw6 Youth Travel Programs are Vital to Our Security


http://goo.gl/EgWox How to Raise Successful Kids While Living Overseas.

Soultravelers3  http://goo.gl/DTLgS

Shamblala- Zipolite, Oaxaca,