February 27, 2014

A Second Week in Ixtapa

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of our two week in Ixtapa.

Betty and Nelly
IMG_0192: Betty and Nelly
Sundown at Las Brisas
IMG_0195: Sundown
Ixtapa Mirador
IMG_0226: Lalo and Bill
At La Casa Que Canta
IMG_0239: Sunset
Lalo and Julio
IMG_0276: Los Hermonos

Our second week in Ixtapa was not as busy as our first week. Still we made it out twice for drinks and the sunset.

Music on Las Brisas Terrace

We decided to stay another week in Ixtapa.

One day we went to a fancy resort, Las Brisas, for drinks one evening with Lalo and his family. Pina Coladas were the favorite at the table. There was some mellow Mexican music coming from a live band. The sunset was different, setting over a cloudbank out to sea.

One day we stopped at a mirador, lookout point, with a great view of Ixtapa. There is the very green beach area where the only major structures in view are the high rise condos and hotels. Then, inland a bit, are all the red roofs of the smaller condos where most of the city's population lives. Just a really cool view!

On Sunday afternoon we visited the beach in Zihuatanejo. We drank beer and had a light dinner. It was great place to see the locals enjoying the beach. And the sunset was spectacular that day.

Nelly is a great cook. She has shared some of her wonderful foods with us almost everyday. We have only cooked for ourselves a couple of times. We made our enchiladas one day. They were appreciated, but nowhere near as good as Nelly's gastronomy.

Yesterday, we had a light meal in the evening with Julio and his wife. It was a real pleasure to chat and drink beer. I had made a bowl of ceviche the day before and I brought it with. It was devoured.

Today is Nelly’s birthday. Late this morning, we went for a birthday breakfast at wonderful boutique hotel in Zihuatanejo, called La Casa Que Canta . While a bit pricey, the food was extremely good – especially Betty’s Chilaquiles. It was one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever seen and views of the bay from the terrace were spectacular.

Tonight we will all go out for pizza. Birthdays appear to be two–day celebrations.

Tomorrow we will go to Cuernavaca. We have arranged a place to stay for the next two months at the same place we stayed in 2006.

Sunset on Beach at Zihuatanejo
IMG_0239: Sunset

Posted by bill at February 27, 2014 05:32 PM

How long will you be in Cuernavaca? I haven't been there since the seventies, wonder if it's changed much. I recommend you visit the Cuernavaca Language School, formerly CIDOC founded by Ivan Illich and my old Spanish professor at U of M. Just take a tour, it's like opening the gates to paradise. I remember at the bottom of the hill, amputee beggars worked the tourists -set out by a beggar's pimp. Once inside the gates, so different. Two links, first to the school, second on Ivan Ilych. I did not go to this school, mine was called Guanavac and it was on Morelos, the native name for Curenavaca - probably not there anymore or called something else. One of my favorite cities.

Posted by: MIckie Turk at February 27, 2014 10:01 PM

Yes us Latinos celebrate our birthdays for a week!
Sounds like you are having a great time there. Getting warmer here in Mpls, if you call 15 degrees warm. Better than the 50 days of sub-zero temps- brrrr

Posted by: Margie Sanroman at March 4, 2014 08:18 AM