Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Bulldog lovers come together in Mexicali

Feb 18, 2018

Members of the group “Bulldogs Mexicali” met last Sunday February 11, in the popularly known “Park of Hippies” to share experiences and their love for this unique breed of dogs. Iván Pérez Ramírez, president of Bulldogs Mexicali, said that since the creation of the club 4 years ago they have held this type of meetings, with the intention of approaching to more people interested in these dogs. “The truth is that we have a great time, originally Mexicali was a city where the bulldog could not survive, due to the extreme heat during the Summer, so we made the group, to help people with tips and information,” he said. Since this breed of animals is very delicate, group members usually exchange information about the care and needs of bulldogs, with the intention of creating a support network among enthusiasts. Bulldog lovers from Mexicali, Calexico and El Centro, California, as well as members of the Bulldogs del Pacifico Club that came from Ensenada shared the afternoon in the state capital with their family members (including four legged ones). In addition to the families that make up the Bulldogs Mexicali group, more animal-loving clubs also attend these meetings, highlighting the group “Salchichas de Mexicali“, who have accompanied the Bulldogs’ club since the se meetings started. During the event, the First “Bulldogs Athletic Race” took place, with prizes and trophies for the participating canines....

Valentine’s Day in Mexico: Celebrating Love & Friendship

Valentine’s Day in Mexico: Celebrating Love & Friendship

Feb 14, 2018

A Mexican Valentine’s Day. February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as El Día del Amor y la Amistad, or “The Day of Love and Friendship”. The holiday has been embraced by Mexicans and enriched with their unique traditions and expressions of love. Warm, festive and generous, this is how Mexicans are defined by most foreigners. It’s part of the Mexican culture to show affection, but also to demand being pampered by those who are considered “friends and family”. Maybe that’s why Mexican people have embraced Valentine’s Day with such enthusiasm every February 14th, a date that many consider somewhat commercial, but one that Mexico has enriched with local traditions as well as an original idea or two about how to show love for that special someone. By late January, the shops and restaurants are decorated with hearts, Cupid figurines, balloons and ribbons. On the streets and tourist sites, it’s common to see ballooners, with their colorful cargo. Shops and stores all over Mexico are crammed with suggestions for gifts, ranging anywhere from a simple card to the classic stuffed animals and chocolates, jewelry, perfumes, cell phones and even lingerie and men’s underwear! “Give love… don’t buy it!” says an old TV commercial that remains in the popular wisdom of Mexicans. But the phrase is lost among so many “romantic” and rather useless things that people give each other on this date. TBP Newsroom...

Grateful Dead song-writer and internet activist John Perry Barlow dead at 70

Grateful Dead song-writer and internet activist John Perry Barlow dead at 70

Feb 11, 2018

John Perry Barlow, a lyricist who co-wrote dozens of songs for The Grateful Dead, died on Wednesday at the age of 70. A post on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group Barlow co-founded in 1990 to promote freedom of expression in digital media, said that he “passed away quietly in his sleep.” Barlow contributed lyrics to many Grateful Dead songs from 1971 until the group disbanded in 1995 following the death of frontman Jerry Garcia. Barlow usually collaborated with singer/guitarist Bob Weir, but also co-wrote with keyboardist Brett Mydland. Among the tunes he helped compose were “Cassidy,” “Heaven Help the Fool,” “Looks Like Rain” and “Mexicali Blues.” In addition, Barlow wrote dozens of songs with Weir for Bob’s various solo projects....

It´s official, Chiefs-Rams set to play in Mexico City this year

It´s official, Chiefs-Rams set to play in Mexico City this year

Feb 10, 2018

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City next season. “Over the past two seasons, we have seen the extraordinary passion that exists for NFL football in Mexico,” Goodell said in a statement. “We are excited for another memorable event at Estadio Azteca as the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City in 2018.” The date and time for the game will be announced later this offseason. On the heels of successful games in Mexico in 2016 and 2017, the NFL and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism announced a three-year agreement in November to play regular-season games in the country through 2021. 77,000 fans attended November’s New England Patriots-Oakland Raiders game in Mexico City this season. The game in Mexico is the fourth international game confirmed for 2018 — three games will be played in London next season, too. “Southern California and Mexico share strong historic and cultural ties and this game will provide an opportunity to celebrate the special connection between these two regions,” Rams owner Stanley Kroenke said. “It is great to be participating in the NFL’s international games again and working with the league to grow the game abroad. Mexico has one of the largest NFL fan bases in the world and we are excited to bring Rams football to the millions of fans there.” For the Chiefs, it’ll be the franchise’s first regular-season game in Mexico. The team played a preseason contest in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1996. “We are thrilled to be a part of the NFL’s international initiatives once again, and we are excited to face the Rams at historic Estadio Azteca this fall,” said Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. “The support for the NFL in Mexico has grown significantly since our initial trip in 1996. We look forward to returning to Mexico and connecting with a new generation of fans this season.”...

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Romance On The Edge: stunning clifftop suites in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Feb 8, 2018

Lea Lane is a travel expert that collaborates with The New York Times Travel Show, Huffpost, Salon, and the Daily Beast, The Miami Herald, Forbes and Gannett Newspapers just to name a few. She recently published the following article on The Finisterra Suites Los Cabos: Among my favorite edge-of-water destinations are Baja California, where desert meets sea; The British Virgin Islands, unspoiled and languid; the Spanish coast, with mountains, gorges and historic buildings; and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the spectacular 33-mile stretch of lemon groves, historic villages and drop-dead views. If you can get to any one of these destinations, and then stay on a cliff overlooking the sea, it doesn’t get much better — or more romantic. For lodging on the edge of some of the loveliest places on earth, and maybe a perfect valentine gift for someone really special, read along: The Finisterra Suites at Sandos Finisterra, Los Cabos The Hotel Finisterra (where Keith Richards was married) is now Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, a 5-star, all-inclusive resort. Situated on a cliff at the tip of Baja California Sur, this property features a pristine beach and cliff views, and is only a short walk from downtown Cabo San Lucas and its marina, with restaurants, shops, nightlife and water sports.   Set near the famous Land’s End Arch, the desert meets the Pacific Ocean to create a serene atmosphere along with spectacular views from each of the 250 rooms. Three pools lead from the hotel to the beach, with Jacuzzis and poolside service. The resort also features impressive buffets and panoramic views at Don Diego restaurant, along with three a la carte restaurants featuring cuisine from Mexico, Baja California, Italy and beyond. These modern suites are located in the original historic section of Sandos Finisterra resort, boasting either clifftop views over the bay and the marina, or ocean views. Each has a living area and access to the VIP pool area, and king rooms feature an in-room Jacuzzi tub. TBP Newsroom with information from...

Check out theTop 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 according to Forbes.com

Check out theTop 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 according to Forbes.com

Jan 9, 2018

As this Next Avenue article explains, International Living is out with its Annual Global Retirement Index and has chosen the Top 10 places to retire abroad for 2018. The researchers combined data on 24 countries with reporting from International Living correspondents to come up with the list. The top country for 2018: Costa Rica. See the following list to learn about each of the Top 10 places. 1. Costa Rica Costa Rica, a popular, safe, low-stress place for tourists and U.S. expats, jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 in this year’s International Living Annual Global Retirement Index. The economy is growing, the thermal springs are bubbling and the beaches are enticing.   2. Mexico In Mexico, International Living says, a couple can live on $1,500 to $3,000 a month — including rent and health care — depending on location. And talk about varying locations: You can choose to retire on a tropical beach, in the temperate mountains, in a Spanish-colonial city or in a small village. International Living says health care is “good to excellent.” Private health care typically costs a quarter to half of what it does in the U.S. If you have a residence visa, you can get Mexico’s public health care for a few hundred dollars a year. That public health care is free if you’re over 60 and a legal resident.   International Living’s Top 10 Places To Retire Abroad In 2018 Costa Rica Mexico Panama Ecuador Malaysia Colombia Portugal Nicaragua España Peru   Click here for full article on Forbes.com Source:...