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Tiritas – Mexican Fish Strips

  My discovery of tiritas happened a while ago, when my Mexican partner said on a Sunday morning, “I want to take you to eat tiritas today.”   I had never heard the word and didn’t know what they were.   “They’re fish stripes.” Yes, he said “stripes.” “You know, fish that is cut like […]

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Casting Your Deep Sea Fishing Line Above a Volcano

  Word has it that the folks who fish the waters off Puerto Ángel really know how to find fish—tuna, red snapper, bonito, saltfish, and shark, along with lobsters, octopus, and conch. The fishermen go offshore, out to open ocean, over a shallow area with a well developed, multi-layered coral reef. Hmm. How did a […]

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Fonatur Huatulco

Fonatur: The Birth of Huatulco

Visitors to Huatulco cannot help but notice prominent signs displaying the name FONATUR and many ask what they mean. The name is an acronym that loosely translated signifies “National Tourism Development Fund”. This government fund was established in 1974 with a mandate for the planning, construction and maintenance of sustainable well-designed tourism centers throughout the […]

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Origin of the word 'Gringo'

Origin of the Term ‘Gringo’

It does not come from soldiers signing ‘Green Grow the Rushes O’ during the Mexican-American War (1846-48), or from Panamanians urging our soldiers in green uniforms to go home during the canal uprisings, in 1903 when the US established the exclusive Canal Zone or in 1964 when the Panamanians demanded that their flag be flown […]

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