Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspired by Mexico Today's Videos

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

I am so homesick for Mexico right now. This is the time of year we usually get ready to 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.  

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!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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

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




Go Away Hilary!! 

Here is a Special Prayer we can say

BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville.

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

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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

Surfin' Dog!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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.
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.

 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!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

From Susie's The Mexico Report 

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

#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 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!!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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