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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

Room With private bath

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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

Room with shared bath

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Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes

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Studio apartment The 2nd floor studio has direct access from the street, through the garden. It sleeps up to 5 people –2 double beds and a single “roll away” bed . Air conditioning, WIFI, cable TV

Hotel Casa De La Luz / Casa De Huespedes

We have a newly remolded room at Hotel Casa De La Luz/Casa De Huespedes in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz.

With pending rentals in a week, we had a crew come in and work from 7am to /7pm for 5 days. And believe it or not…we completed the task on time! No small feat here in Mexico.

Here are a couple pictures of the finished room:

Villa Del Angel-Acapulco, Mexico

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Villa Del Angel-Acapulco

Villa Del Angel-Acapulco is 40 minutes from Acapulco, north on the highway to Zihuatanajo. Nestled right on the beach with about 50 ft. of sparkling, clean sand between its spacious palapa-covered patio and the thundering surf of the Pacific Ocean , it truly affords a peaceful getaway from a hectic urban life.

Villa Del Angel is located between the two small towns of Pie de la Questa and Barra de Coycua. And one and a half hours by taxi from the Acapulco airport. ( $40-$60 USD)

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Walking on the beach, you may encounter someone on horseback, or occasionally one or two couples …no one else. You truly have the beach to yourself.

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There are two guest rooms, one with two double beds, and the other with a king size bed. Both have air conditioning, floor fans, satellite TV and private bathrooms. There is also a full kitchen and living room for the guests to use.

AND, if this isn’t enough…the Casa comes with a full time cook. Her name is ALMA.  She lives in a cassita in the front of the house with her husband Gerrado, and their daughter Paulina. Alma will accompany you on a short taxi ride to the local super market in the nearby town, where you will find anything you want/need. They also have beer, wine and liquor available.

Alma will prepare charcoal broiled stakes on the grill outside under the palapa, or a wonderful Mexican meal, served at a table on the patio overlooking the ocean.

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Villa Del Angel-Acapulco

The Casa has a security fence across the patio facing the beach. It also has a high wall surrounding the property. At night “LaGuera” (pronounced La Werra) meaning “Blondie” in Spanish,  the four legged guard, is ever vigilant! No man or beast dare come near the property with LaGuera on alert !!

" La Guera "--Casa Del Angel

" La Guera "--Villa Del Angel-Acapulco

The gardens surrounding the Casa are lush and tropical. And the grass is so green it looks like it was just lifted from a golf course !

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As is often the case….My time at Casa Del Angel seemed all to short and I look forward to returning soon.

You may read more about Villa Del Angel-Acapulco by copying and pasting the following:

http://casadelangelacapulco.com

There you will also find rates and availability.

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The Parade Of Giants… Saltabarranca, Veracruz // La Mojiganga De Gigantes

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The Parade of GIANTS in Saltabarranca, Veracruz is a tradition started in the late 1800s and continues to this day on the 14TH of May every year. Many towns in the state of Veracruz have the tradition of the MOJIGANGA — As I posted earlier in this BLOG — but none can surpass the shear size of the entries nor the full support of this entire  community as seen in Saltabarranca. These giant figures require from 8 to 30 people to carry them, and manipulate the different mechanical and electrical parts. And several months to construct.

The MOJIGANGA GIGANTES DE SALTABARRANCA is well worth the late hour .( it starts at around 10:30 PM) with a Mojiganga for and with the NIÑOS starting at 8PM…The thousands and thousands of people that throng from all over the state of VERACRUZ, and beyond , come to enjoy the festivities, see…and be seen…and party till dawn with live music and fireworks …and , of course..CERVASA !

The MOJIGANGA-PARADE OF GIANTS ends around 1 AM. Here are some photos of the fantastic, animated  figures. I hope you enjoy them !

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Be sure to include a side trip to TLACOTALPAN on your next trip to Veracruz, and the MOJIGANGA De SALTABARRANCA !


The San Cristobal, Chiapas — Home of JOY and DUNCAN

Home of JOY & DUNCAN

The Home Of Joy & Duncan

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My friends Joy & Duncan invited me and my friend Bart to stay with them in their 200 year old home in San Cristobal, Chiapas in February. We have known each other for about 4 years, as they stay in my Posada–Casa De La Luz–in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz,  on their long journey to and from Florida about twice a year. GADS-!–they must truly be Nomads !!

Their home incorporates the carriage entrance of a stately 200 year old town home that has since been divided into three residences. Everywhere you look, in every possible location, on every square inch of space, you encounter their incredible collection of FOLK ART from Mexico and beyond.

Every day, wandering from room to room, I would see another piece I had missed the day before. Having taken over 100 photos, below are just a few…and more will be uploaded to my “WEBSHOTS” page this week.

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Glassed-in walkway to the back of the casa

Inside the front enterance

Inside the front enterance

Dining-room

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Living-room

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Living-room

Loading these photographs is so frustrating for me, that again, just click on the WEBSHOTS link at the top of this page to view the rest of the photos ! I can not control the position of these pictures and am giving up for now.

Covered patio off the courtyard

Covered patio off the courtyard

The covered enterance--from the courtyard

The covered enterance--from the courtyard

End of the covered patio

End of the covered patio