Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Let's Hear it for Mexican Musica!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


The brilliant Hermanos Carreon Marimba band that play in the Zocalo in Oaxaca, Mexico every night. (Xylophone)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor & Mexico- Bucerias

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


So a long time ago back in 1989/90 I was visiting Mexico. I went about 3x in about a year and half and I liked to stay in a little town called Bucerias. It's a little town 20 minutes North of the Puerto Vallarta airport.

Now there was something Special and Magical about this place. It's obvious because now it's totally built up but when I was there it was small.

The first time I visited we went with friends to discover Puerto Vallarta. and of course we went out to where Night of the Iguana was filmed. Richard Burton had filmed it here and here is where Elizabeth Taylor had openly showed their love for one another and bought property.  I was told they also owned the Fred's Trailer Park in Bucerias. I don't know for sure if that's true but that's the story I heard.

I hadn't thought about that until I read that Liz passed away yesterday. I can imagine how she must have loved it there. They say that it was just a tiny fishing village then and that 1/2 the people had never heard of her.

Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you. At the year of our first winter Angel and I went back to Bucerias- I call it my Mexican Roots as that's where I first went and fell in love with Mexico.

Here's a video.

Here's an interesting article about it by By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith


It is understandable that both he and Miss Taylor should have fallen so in love with this tropical village. For here they have been able to act much like honeymooners blissfully in love.

Local cab drivers point out to tourists “Casa Kimberley,” the luxurious villa nestled high on a rocky hillside where the famous couple live together

Each morning a candy-striped jeep, boldly inscribed on its side with the words “Casa Kimberley” calls for Burton at the entranceway of the house.

The actor jumps in beside the driver and, as the jeep makes its perilous way down the cobblestone streets, narrowly avoiding pigs, burros, and half-naked children, Burton will turn to wave a last goodbye to Elizabeth, standing smiling down at him from the balcony of their home.

Around noon, the jeep will return for Miss Taylor and drive her to the beach where she will board their boat, “The Taffy,” to make the 67 mile trip down coast to Mismaloya, the location site of Burton’s film, “Night of the Iguana.”

After spending the afternoon with him, on the set, they will board the boat together shortly before dusk to return to Casa Kimberley.

During the evenings, the couple will dine alone at home or will join friends in one of the six restaurant-bars in town.

Even to one spending just a few days in Puerto Vallarta, it becomes obvious that the charm of this tropical land has had its magical effect on Liz and Burton. Where they tried deliberately not to be seen in public in both Rome and London, here in Mexico they make almost a show out of publicly acting like a couple in love. Their attitude seems to say: “We adore each other and are proud of it. We want the whole world to know how we feel.” There is not a soul in Puerto Vallarta who could remain oblivious to that fact.

Here's a good Website on Puerto Vallarta- The Banderas News

Sorry I had a map here but it's really slowing down my blog, just google Bucerias and click maps.

We have some excellent amigos that live and work in Bucerias at the Costa Dorada. I made this website(they've changed it a bit) just before Angel was conceived.

Suites Costa Dorada - Bucerias Mexico
Spanish Version- there's a good video on the Spanish Version.

English Version
Karen's Place- Bucerias- Suites Costa Dorada

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Amigos Vote for Mexican Changemaker Finalists!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Congratulations Everyone. I tried but didn't make the cut but I applaud you and wish you the best of luck. I call upon all Mexicans and amigos de Mexico to Vote for your compadres and help them Win $10,000 to help their projects.



Competition News

Ashoka’s Changemakers is looking for innovative solutions that engage communities, entrepreneurs, and key institutions in collaborating to integrate and develop affordable, inclusive, and sustainable urban housing that respects the environment, local cultures, and practices.

Finalists Announced! Vote for the three most innovative solutions that engage communities, entrepreneurs, and key institutions in collaborating to integrate and develop affordable, inclusive, and sustainable urban housing that respects the environment, local cultures, and practices.

The three entries that receive the most votes will each earn a prize of US $10,000.

We look forward to your votes! Every vote counts.

Vote from now until April 6, 2011.
This competition is being launched in anticipation of the 2012 Summit of the Americas, and in support of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA).

It is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, and is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of State, and the American Planning Association with support from the Brazilian Ministry of Cities.

The most competitive entrants will be showcased and reviewed at an event that closes the competition in June 2011 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. where they will be viewed by public and private partners, including prospective funders.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive regular updates and to give us your feedback.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get PAID to Travel the World!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


Wow, the world is SUCH A AMAZING place right now!
We are living in a GLORIOUS time! All these grants are becoming available and it's because of Social Media. Everybody is sharing the LOVE!! It's beautiful.

I love what these people say about this generation, getting out there, learning sharing. That's my goal with Adventurez in Mexico. Teaching about the beauty of the environment, the people, the traditions and culture. Sharing it with my daughter, to enlighten her and me.

It was always my dream to travel the world and work for National Geographic. Now because of Social Media look at what's Possible.

So check out this contest. Super Cool. You get $600 to travel. $600 is a lot if you know how to budget and can pay the rent for 3 months or more in a foreign country. So if your traveling for 10 weeks or more this fall, your going to want to check this out. 


The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone who will be working, volunteering, or studying outside of their home country for at least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following benefits:

* $600 stipend
* Support from a team of professional editors
* Career training in writing and photography
* Guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org and Matador Network

     To learn more about the Correspondents Program, check out the program requirements, frequently asked questions, and the program dates and deadlines .

    Applications for the Fall 2011 Correspondents Program are now open! You can apply here for the program.

    Mexican Souvenirs

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


    These are some of the beautiful souvenirs we brought home from Oaxaca. We bought alot of chocolate, but ate almost all of it before we got home. We had Hot Chocolate every day for breakfast. It was delicious.

    We spent 17 days in Oaxaca. It was fantastic. I feel so blessed that we experienced it. We loved walking up to Santa Domingo each day, exploring the area. We visited Monte Alban and saw parades and watch the Silent Procession during Semana Santa, an incredibly moving experience.

    Angel loved it, she learned where chocolate came from and it was the highlight of the day going in and having a little sample. The markets are easy to get to and the Zocalo is beautiful. Lots of gorgeous architecture, especially the church. The Cathedral in the Zocalo has beautiful windows with angels etched in them.

    The handmade embroidered clothes are breath taking and so are the rugs and wooden toys. There is so much to see in Oaxaca. I highly recommend you all visit Oaxaca City.

    Beautiful Hand made Clothing from Oaxaca and Chiapas -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011
     Visit Etnico http://etnicooaxaca.blogspot.com
    Traditional Semana Santa artifacts Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Hand made & embroidered Clothing -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Gardenias -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Standing in front of Santa Domingo Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Etnico and other shops besides Santa Domingo Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Flowers on tree in Oaxaca City -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Angel made from pearl. Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Black Pottery Crucifix & Candle holder, Shells & Chocolate- Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Candle, Chocolate, Black Pottery Candle Holder -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Handmade Embroidered blouse, Beaded Necklaces, Chocolate-Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Straw Purse and Beaded Animal Keychains-Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Beaded Fish from San Cristobal- Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Beaded Frog from San Cristobal -Photos  by Tina Winterlik  © 2011

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Organic Coffee - Mexico, Peru, Guatemala

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


    Check out how Social Media is helping Organic Coffee Growers in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru Ethopia! This is so COOL! I JUST LOVE IT!!






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    Pachamama -Traceable Coffee

    Filmed by Olaf Hammelburg of Connecting Worlds.

    Filmed by Olaf Hammelburg of Connecting Worlds.

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    Pachamama is a unique company owned by more than 100,000 coffee farmers around the world. Our farmers ship their best organic coffee to the USA from Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua and Mexico. We hand-roast in small batches in the U.S.A. and ship direct to customers in North America.

    Our mission is to provide customers with premium coffee in the most direct manner possible and, in doing so, improve the lives of small-scale farmers and their families.

    PCC is democratically-controlled and owned by its members, the following farmer cooperatives:

    * PERU - COCLA - Quillabamba - 8,500+ family farmers
    * NICARAGUA - PRODECOOP - Estelí - 2,300+ family farmers
    * GUATEMALA - MANOS CAMPESINAS - Quetzaltenango - 1,100+ family farmers
    * MEXICO - LA UNIÓN REGIONAL - Huatusco - 1,950+ family farmers
    * ETHIOPIA - OROMIA - Addis Ababa - 135,000+ family farmers

    More Coffee Videos

    Filmed by Olaf Hammelburg of Connecting Worlds.

    Filmed by Olaf Hammelburg of Connecting Worlds.


    See More Videos Here

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Heart Storming- Come! Watch, Help Share Mother Earth's Message

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


    Happy Friday Everyone, Have a Great Weekend, here's a Beautiful Message From Pacha Mama to Share with All Your Friends and start things off right!

    Heart Storming- Come! Watch, Help Share Mother Earth's Message

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, To educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

    Our Story

    The Pachamama Alliance was born in response to a request from the Achuar, an indigenous people deep in the Amazon region of Ecuador. The Achuar made the courageous decision to seek a partnership with people from the industrialized world who would work with them in protecting their rainforest home and their traditional way of life. Out of this unique partnership, it has become evident that indigenous wisdom and insight offer enormous value in addressing the complex issues that we face in our modern world.

    Latest News

    Awakening The Dreamer


    Mexico and Korea: 

    Awakening the Dreamer Set for Further Expansion

    Posted on March 4th, 2011

    ATD Community in Korea

    The Awakening the Dreamer communities in Mexico and Korea recently learned just how powerful each individual can be when they synergize their efforts and act in concert with others with common interests and aspirations

    In each country, the Symposium message is gaining momentum, and about to grow even more powerfully.

    A vibrant group of Mexican Facilitators came together for two days in a very powerful and energizing planning session to determine their vision, mission, leadership, and strategic partners. 

    Mexican Facilitators left their planning session with a Mexican council in place, and concrete actions to coordinate and support their fast growing Facilitator body.

    In Korea, Dr. Ken Gimm, with his very active fellow Facilitators, started to organize their actions and inspired more than 100 trained Facilitators in just over one year

    In 2011 Korea has set the bar with a goal of presenting the Symposium to 10,000 individuals and training 200 Facilitators.  

    Both communities in Korea and Mexico serve as inspiring examples of what can happen when groups of like-minded people come together to create a vision with a plan for action.

    Would You Like to Be on the International Team of People Spreading the FOUR YEARS. GO. Commitment Campaign?


    Posted on March 4th, 2011

    4YG Mobilizer Team If so, we invite you to join the 4YG Mobilizers the precious and audacious people who are leading the expansion of the 4YG declaration worldwide, honoring our commitment to create a new future for humanity by the end of 2014.

    Join others like you from all parts of the globe interested in spreading FOUR YEARS. GO. through the arts, media, social media, speaking engagements, youth, organizations, special events and one-on-one conversations.
    We regularly hold inspiring conference calls where we provide a rich array of training and development.  

    We also interact with each other in our online community and occasionally get together virtually for Mobilizer Summits. 

    Our very first virtual Mobilizer summit will be held on April 16, 2011 with sessions available to accommodate all time zones. 

    If you are interested in joining the Mobilizers and/or want to participate in the virtual summit, please contact marilyn@fouryearsgo.org.

    FOUR YEARS. GO. TeamWe invite you to join the team that will change the course of history in the next four years!

    Sunday, March 13, 2011

    Gloria's Shambhala- Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Oct 16/2012 UPDATE : Shambhala is RECOVERING WELL after Hurricane Carlota! Please see the following link for new photos & videos

    Shambhala Vision has a NEW website.  http://shambhalavision.blogspot.mx/

    You can contact Shambhala on the Facebook page but keep in mind there is no signal up there right now so they get to it when they can. Gracias for understanding. :) https://www.facebook.com/shambhalavision

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    March 13/2011


    Gloria's Shambhala-Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico 

    Imagine a far-off place somewhere in time -- where smiles warm like the rays of sunshine -- where friendships are born together in a common dream -- enjoying nature in all it's splendor, or simply sunbathing away the hours in an enchanted setting.

    A place where the pace you set is your own and where there are no strangers. The incredible skies, the dome of infinity, the energy from the earth, the never ending stars, the breath of the great wind and the waves of the sea. You can create your own reality. Shambhala is whatever you would like it to be. Nature is a oneness with the earth and a oneness with oneself.

    Gloria's Shambhala is located in the state of Oaxaca on Mexico's pacific coast about sixty miles south of Puerto Escondido and three miles north of Puerto Angel in a small village called Zipolite.

    At Gloria's Shambhala in beautiful Zip‬olite, Oaxaca,‭ Mexico,there is space and
    good will for any genuine spiritual self-awareness group to establish a long term presence.

    In Shambhala living is not expensive,and most visitors arrive here "looking" for something.

    We are offering for lease (w/options)for spiritual inner growth workshops; massage therapy,yoga, meditation, ceramics, painters, or any field which feeds the soul --or anyone wishing to run a vegetarian restaurant.

    If you think we may have some common spiritual ground to work with, and if you would like to open this door to another adventure in living,visit us.

    At this time our facility includes rustic private rooms, dormitories, meditation areas & a complete restaurant,all which may be expanded to accommodate your specific needs.

    We would like to attract visitors which may have visited an Ashram or Wat --perhaps one who is looking to fill a hole in their life with spiritual inner-growth in this pristine natural environment.

    If your curious. . . Join us. . .Let's talk. Who knows, this may be a fantasy dream come true.

    Namaste, Gloria Esperanza.

    Visit us on the web-

    Email us:
    shambhalavision @ lycos.com

    ATTN: Daniel Ortega
    Gloria Esperanza
    Pochutla, Oaxaca
    Mexico 70900

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Zipolite Paintings by Tina Winterlik

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    March 12/2011


    My Zipolite Paintings

    In Feb 2001 a terrible fire burned my camera along with my cabana in Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico.

    In a effort to capture the beauty of the environment around me, I started to paint. At first they were really bad. I did not know if I could paint.

    In junior high I had wonderful teachers but in senior highschool I had been very discouraged by my art teacher, which is why I decided to take photography instead.

    Anyways after many paintings I realized I did have talent. In a bizarre way the fire was a good thing. 

    If not for the fire, I would never have painted the many painting that I did.

    I hope you like them

    Tina Winterlik

    Lalo's Cacti- Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001
    Shambhala- View from My Room Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001
    Cosmico- View From My Room-Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001
    Lalo's Hammock-Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001
    Tomasita's Cocina-Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001
    Elephante Roca-Painting by Tina Winterlik © 2001

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Let's Feed Iguana's & Go to the Mex Zoo

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    Feb 26/2011


    Since it's Friday, Let's feed the Iguana's and Go to the Mexico City Zoo!! Besos y Abrazos Amigos!!

    Feeding the Iguana in Zipolite

    Hanging out with Gloria-Shambhala, Zipolite

    Mexico City - Trip to the Zoo

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Inspire The World!!

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    March 10/2011


     Possible Futures Film Contest
    Create a 5 minute film and you Could Win $10,000 and a trip to Ecuador.
    Lots of other great prizes and there's lots of opportunities for EVERYONE to enter.
    So come on Storytellers, get your thinking caps on and Go For It!!

    Partnered with 
    Pachamama Alliance http://www.pachamama.org/
    Embrey Family Foundation http://www.embreyfdn.org/

    Wieden + Kennedy http://www.wk.com/

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    San Miguel de Allende

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    March 9/2011


    San Miguel de Allende is a place I have always dreamed about visiting. Beautiful Architecture and it's super artsy. I have a friend that visits quite often and he share great stories with me. For me the most wonderful part would be drawing and painting those gorgeous old buildings & sharing this Rich Culture with my daughter as it is an important part of her culture and heritage.

    Watch this Beautiful Video

    Youtube Video Info- Video by Alan Geoghegan - Montage of scenes I videotaped in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Music by Spencer Brewer, poetry by Andrew Oerke, videography by Alan Geoghegan. San Miguel de Allende was founded in 1542 by Franciscan priest Fray Juan de San Miguel and was declared a Mexican national monument in 1926. 8 min.

    Today Susan Weiss of Business of Arts https://scwr4.wordpress.com recommended a website "Falling in Love with San Miguel" to me and I loved it and I wanted to share it with you.

    I love their Intro page, it's so inviting, definitely going to be following this site more.


    Falling in Love with San Miguel
    Welcome to San Miguel de Allende and to Mexico, through our website and our two books, including brand new The Best How-To Book on Moving to Mexico!

    Welcome to San Miguel de Allende and Mexico, via the experiences of Carol Schmidt (right) and Norma Hair, pictured enjoying the Dolores Hidalgo Jardin

    We'll show you how to live your dreams in Mexico and in San Miguel de Allende, which is a UNESCO World Heritage city; a writers, musicians, actors and artists colony; and a tourist draw for Mexicans seeking to recapture their own historic and cultural roots in the hundreds of fiestas and celebrations throughout the year.

    Be sure to read "Carol's Blog," "Norma's Kitchen," our forums that have more a thousand registered forum members, the SMA FAQs, the 1,400 pictures of life in San Miguel de Allende and Mexico in the Photo Gallery, our list of recommended businesses and services, and the links to smamap.com, SMA weather, and current money exchange rates. 

    The Best How-To Book on Moving to Mexico

     Carol's Blog

    About Carol & Norma- Check this out!


    About San Miguel de Allende from Wikipedia

    San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is 274 km from Mexico City and 97 km from the state capital of Guanajuato.[1]

    Historically, the town is important as the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, whose surname was added to the town’s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence.

    However, the town waned during and after the war, and at the beginning of the 20th century, was in danger of becoming a ghost town.

    Its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were "discovered" by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes.

    This gave the town a reputation, attracting artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, who taught painting. It also attracted foreign art students, especially former U.S. soldiers studying on the G.I. Bill after the Second World War.

    Since then, the town has attracted a very large number of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists, which is shifting the area’s economy from agriculture and industry to commerce catering to outside visitors and residents.

    The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. This and the nearby Sanctuary of Atotonilco have been declared a World Heritage Site. Read More Here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_de_Allende


    Industry is not as well developed here as in other parts of the state although it provides about 33% of the jobs. One important industry is the production of electrical energy. Other industries include metal products, food processing, wood products and mineral processing.[1]

    The area is known for the crafting of objects from brass and glass. Two notable artisans here are the brothers Marcelino and Abeck Leon Rosa, who produce handmade glass items. They began producing pieces in the courtyard of their home, but today they have a studio with two large workshops and operate a school for glassmakers, which trains about 50 people per year. One of their specialties is Tiffany-style lamps.[19]

    A more recent development is the use of the town as a backdrop for the production of films and television programs. Both Mexican and foreign productions have been shot here, many of which feature gunfights by mustached protagonists.

    Projects that have been filmed here include Once Upon a Time in Mexico, a television biopic of the Francisco "Pancho" Villa, and The Mask of Zorro II. A group of entrepreneurs is working to increase the town's reputation as a film location, opening a privately financed studio complex called The Film Colony.

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    Parish of San Miguel at night- from Wiki Travel

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Social Media Travel Writer

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
    Mar 7/2011


    Freelance Social Media Travel Writer

    Do you have a  Green Travel Business or Similar Green Project that Needs Promoting. Are You Trying to Develop a Green Business Project Perhaps in another Country? 

    Freelance Social Media Travel Writer.
    Seeking 2 Clients with Green Projects in Need of Social Media.

     I am a blogger. Very Adept & Highly Skilled in Social Media. 

    What's a Blogger? A blogger is a Very Talented Person. These days a Blogger Must be Highly Skilled in many areas, such as Multimedia, Writing, Web Design, Social Media, Graphic Design just to mention a few.

    Do You Need to Promote your Green Business, Film, Act, Band, Dvd, Product or Service? 

    My Social Media Package will be a Great Help to You!

    Contact me by email at tina_winterlik @ yahoo.com  so we can Exhange Skype names and Discuss This Further. 

    Based on my Estimate of the Number of Hours to Properly Dedicate to this Service (20 hrs a week)  I have Openings for Only Two Clients at this time.

    I Know What My Abilities Are and I've already Put The Theory to Test, so I Know I can Deliver What I Promise. 

    My Social Media Package Provides
    *Daily Blogging
    *Interviewing Locals, Local businesses, Artisans, Musicians, Performers
    *Documenting Local Events, Visiting Local Attractions

    *Blog Creation
    *Account Set Up & Social Media Maintenance for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, & Linkedin.
    *Valuable Content Promoting your Project/Service
    *Great Photography
    *Fun Interesting Videos with Music
    *Google Analytics
    *Newsletters to Increase Subscribers
    *Creative GiveAways & Contests

    Your Success is my Success. This is a Fabulous Unique Package that I am offering to Two Very Lucky Clients. So don't delay, as I Only Have Room for Two.

    Of course there's a catch. The product/service must be green, something that I can really get behind and proudly promote. On that issue I will not budge or back down on.

    So If you have Fabulous Green Product/Project/Service and Require a Totally Committed Individual to Provide you with the Ultimate Social Media Package, well your in the right place.

    Check out my Social Media Super Hero Video.

    This Video was Created Last Year in Oaxaca when Flight Centre had a Contest.

    Mishol- ha
    Clothes from San Cristobal
    Santa Domingo Church- Oaxaca City
    El Tule- Oaxaca

    Tina Winterlik- Vancouver Social Media Travel Writer, Artist, Photographer, Videographer, & Mom. She maintains 7 blogs & is Promoting her Social Media Talents on her Social Media Super Hero Bloghttp://socialmediasuperhero.blogspot.com.

    Her blog Adventurez in Mexico http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com Documents the Journey of a Mother & Child thru Mexico & features Videos, Photos & Travel Tips.

    (Note: Adventurez in Mexico is a re-build of the original Adventures of Angel- which is now Private. Adventurez in Mexico has only been up 5 months and has had over 5000 pageviews from all over the world and is growing everyday.)

    Adventurez in Mexico- The Movie! is 74 videos set to music that document the entire 2 winters Tina and her daughter lived in Mexico. Eventually Tina plans to make this into a 2 hour movie. http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com/2010/10/join-adventurez-in-mexico-on-their.html

    Qualifications/Education/Skill Set
    Selkirk College - General Studies 1991-1993
    Langara College -Diploma in Professional Photography 1993-1995
    Sina Executive Training Center -Web Design Program 2000
    Go Consult -Contracting & Consulting Program 2004 
    S.E.A.R.C.H -Self-Employed Arts-Related Contractors for Hire -Alliance of Arts & Culture 2004 
     Social Media for Artists - Emily Carr - 2010

    She Loves to Blog and has been blogging since 2004, she was an early user of Facebook, she's improving her twittering skills daily. A talented Photographer with strong Digital Enhancement skills, as seen in her Fairyfotos, Tina loves to Capture Life as it happens, Create Videos, Paint, Draw & Care for her Beautiful Daughter whom she Home Schools.

    Receiving the Daily Positive Messages through Social Networking and then Sharing and Enlightening others with the Wealth of Knowledge that is Available through her Blogs gives Tina Great Joy.

    She Believes that through Social Media and Working Together we will Change the World to a Environmentally Sustainable, Spiritually Fulfilling, Socially Just Human Presence on this Planet-Four Years.Go

    Tina's 7 Blogs




    Friday, March 4, 2011

    Let's Go To Mexico Today!!!

    Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011

    So today since it's Friday, "Let's Go To Mexico!" Okay, are you Ready! Got your bags packed! Let's Go!!

    First some entertainment!! ha! ha!

    Nelson B.C

    Okay, now Let's get on the plane. Here's the movie! "Adventurez in Mexico" is the title. About a child and her mother's journey to Mexico.

    Here's a little preview. In 1999, after burning out on her job and then laid-off,  Tina -who is a Canadian- takes a trip to Mexico. She returns and takes a web design program only for the Dot.com crash to happen 2000.

    She thinks maybe she can do web design in Mexico, but while there, a big fire happens. She meets her the man who will a later become her daughter's father. They try to have a baby but nothing happens, and Tina returns to Canada.

    While in Canada she's offered a job in the U.S, that pays really well but the fact that's she's 39 and may never have a child eats at her. She passes on the job and heads back to Mexico to live as an artisan with her friend- the future father of her child.

    Only it's impossible because 911 happens and there are no tourists. After only a month in Zipolite she realizes she can't make it work and goes to Bucerias to do web design for a friend.

    Here she realizes her prayers have been answered (she'd been saying the Rosary like 10x a day or more) she is pregnant. The child's father can not come to Bucerias, he is very poor and wants her to wait, but it's Christmas and Tina goes home.

    She has the child, and names her Angel, (works well in Canada and Mexico-but gets surprised looks in both countries ;) .

    It's a struggle raising her by herself. Angel's mother and father lose contact during the years, but Tina sends messages on the internet looking for him.

    Tina's mother passes away and feeling that Angel has very little close family searches even harder for Angel's father. On Mother's Day in 2007 she opens a email from the father. They keep in contact.

    Tina believes it's critical Angel knows her father before she starts school.

    So having very limited funds she buys tickets and takes off for Mexico to learn about Angel's culture and to meet her father. The emphasis is on learning her culture as Tina knows that things may not work out the same as they dream.

    This Documentary- Adventurez in Mexico- is the first 11 days of their journey.

    From Cancun to Zipolite.

    Are you ready, Let's Go!!

    Cancun-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Merida-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Palenque - El Pachan-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Palenque - The Ruins-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Mishol- ha-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Aqua Clara & Agua Azul-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    San Cristobal Las Casas-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Zipolite-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    Angel Dancing while Mexican School Girls Drum-Tina Winterlik © 2010

    I'm Leaving...On a Jet plane...don't know when I'll be back again... :)
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Gorgeous white sand beaches in Cancun
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Incredible Architecture in Merida  
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Making friends with the local vendors  
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Welcome to Palenque, Chiapas
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    El Pachan, a beautiful place to stay in the Jungle  
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Waiting for our room,
    after our 9 hour night bus from Merida
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Rubio showing Angel what a Scorpian looks like- it's dead.
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Palenque- The Ruins- Chiapas, Mexico  
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel at the Ruins in Palenque
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel with Temple of Inscriptions
    in the background  
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Waterfalls at Palenque Ruins, Chiapas,
    Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel in Mishol-ha, Chiapas,
    Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Standing Under the Waterfall, Mishol-ha,
    Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Enjoying Chocolate at El Pachan,
    Palenque, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Stelae, El Pachan, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Having a photo with the vendors that we just bought our beautiful clothes from,
    San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas,  Mexico. Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel in her beautiful new clothes, taken in the Zocalo, Gazebo in background,
    San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas Mexico
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Gorgeous hand-made clothes that we bought in San Cristobal Las Casas,
    Chiapas, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Enjoying treats in the Zocalo, San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

    Gorgeous Sunset on the Playa(beach) in Zipolite,
    Oaxaca, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Pretty flowers growing beside El Boheme, Shambhala,
    Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel on the beach,
    the morning before she met her father for the first time.
    Tina Winterlik © 2011

    Angel with Paco the Iguana, on a visit to Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
    If you want to discover more about Mexico,
    Read this blog, Adventurez in Mexico, http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com and also the great info on Wikipedia.

    Cancun   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canc%C3%BAn

    Merida, Yucatan   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9rida,_Yucat%C3%A1n

    Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_the_Inscriptions

    San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Crist%C3%B3bal_de_las_Casas

    Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playa_Zipolite

    Palenque, Chiapas  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palenque