Que paso? June 21

Welcome to the Puerto Morelos newsletter, please see the music what's on at the bottom of the page.
A wonderful thing this week was delivering books to the schools. Valerie and John Ware from Iowa arrived with close to 500 books for the children of Puerto Morelos. Valerie raised funds from friends and residents of Playa Sol and went on the net searching for Spanish and bilingual bargains, she breezed through with a green light at customs and Monday and Tuesday saw the volunteers from El Mundo para Puerto Morelos delivering books to three kindergartens where every child chose a book of their own and the 2 primary schools where 1st and 2nd year all received books. Valerie was a bit sad when it was all over she was looking forward to the next school. It was a delight to see their faces and be a part of the schools programme to encourage children to read. We will definitely be doing this again, so bring books too.

Weddings are wonderful too and when it is close friends it is indeed a very moving event. Gary and Carol were married in an elegant ceremony on Saturday at the El Dorado Hotel. We luxuriated in the cocktails in the Presidential Suite and then the undecided weather cleared at the last moment and created a perfect afternoon. All went well and the night was full of laughter and a few happy tears. Congratulations to you both!

No not a new bar but wine therapy, now what a good idea. Fernanda is offering a treatment using grapes that exfoliates, reduces wrinkles, firms and nourishes the skin. It is a whole body treatment and takes 1.5 hours. The normal cost is 600 pesos but the special for June is 350 pesos. For an appointment call 998 1891466 (Villas Morelos Calle Galéon 15b)

Casa Azul was host to a gathering of citizens active in the community to meet the PRI candidate Victor Viveros, taxi driver, who has been active in PM for 10 years, Tuesday 8pm. He was not there (I left 9.45) and Laura Fernandez answered questions from the floor. There was a lot of bitterness towards Cancun expressed. Where does all the money that we send to Cancun from our hotels go? What about our roads, medical clinics, schools, emergency services. Where have we heard this before. I think we should secede! Then we'd have to decide if we wanted to take Mayan Palace with us or not, mmm tough one.

Dra Eugenia Arenas Zapata has opened a clinic in Villas Morelos to look after your emotional health! The good doctor is also the representative for DIF in Puerto Morelos and happens to be married to the Mayor. She offers various therapies for stress, sleeplessness, depression and so forth and uses homeopathy as well as medical surgery. So if you would like a consultation call 2089020
(Calle Catamaran y38 L14b)

Feel like something different? There is a horse race on Sunday at 3pm. It's on the west side of the highway between here and Petempich, you enter where there is a big sign that says Delta. 50 pesos. Your intrepid reporter will report back.

One block north from the Extra at the corner of Villas Morelos, Eduardo is serving up special Sunday food between 0800 and 1200. Barbecued meat with special frijoles. Let's support his new endeavour, get out of bed.

Well I don't know about you but the mayonnaise hair treatment worked really well. Here is another locally available and economical idea:
The best facial mask is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

DID YOU KNOW? 3rd in the seed series
Doe eye, horse eye, true sea bean, burning bean and hamburger bean this pretty little favourite is a delight when found on our beaches, it feels so friendly when held in your palm. It comes from a voracious woody vine that engulfs shrubs and trees in South and Central America and the West Indies. It has a wonderful defense against foraging monkeys, insects and parrots. Firstly its pod hangs on a long stem and is hard to reach; secondly the pod is covered in stinging hairs that are so potent that they cause" an almost unbearable itching and burning of the skin and can cause blindness if they get in the eyes" and thirdly if the predator gets past this and to the skin they will find it very distasteful and containing a drug know as ''L-dopa" which can cause hallucinations, extreme anxiety, sleepiness, nausea and hair loss but is used effectively in the treatment of Parkinson's. It was also once used to make buttons but we know it as the sweet decorative seed used in jewelry and wall decorations.Mucuna Urens (reddish) and Mucuna sloanei (greyish).


MIKE MANZUR pure Blues

JJ Reggae, rock and funk

FRIDAY 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Billy Chapman
SUNDAY 12:00- 5:00 pm.
Rosy Flores and Billy Chapman
Happy Hour 5-7pm every day
New are some killer Albondigas, and they have invested in Oysters for
this week. Dave can do almost anything with them, including shooters,
battered and we are also making oyster ceviche and cocktails.


Ivan Villa from Italy - house, minmal
Rasta sound system - reggae


FRI 7.30
Flamenco Trio
SAT 7.30
Flamenco Trio
MON 7.30
Latin American music with dance
TUE 7.30 w
Bossanova jazz

Best to all and don't forget to tell your friends and clients visiting PM to bring some of the things on our needs list - you can see the list on franks site which you can link to through my blog!!

Catriona Brown
El Mundo para Puerto Morelos SC


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