Category Archives: May 2012

May 2012

May 2012
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Editor’s Letter

By Jane Bauer

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke

Unless you live in a place where you not only have ocean view but you can actually get in, it is pretty easy to forget about the ocean. Growing up in Montreal- an island in the middle of the St-Lawrence’s river, I cannot think of an instance where my life was inconvenienced by roaring seas- just snow and ice storms. Continue reading Editor’s Letter

Cinco de Mayo

By Neal Erickson

On May 5 , 1862, near the city of Puebla, a Mexican force of about 4,000 approached an invading French army that was twice its size and better equipped. The French had landed at Veracruz and were intent on capturing Mexico City, which would give them control of the government and thus the country. The soldiers clashed and the Mexicans routed the French decisively with clever strategy and fierce fighting. Continue reading Cinco de Mayo

Painting Day at Huatulco Library

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 8.03.51 PMBy Jane Bauer

Last month the Huatulco Eye and friends hosted a painting day at the Huatulco Jose Vasconcelos Municipal Library located on Guarumbo in La Crucecita. The task was to get kids to paint an entry for the annual ‘Niño y la Mar’ contest which is put on jointly by Mexico’s Council for Culture and Arts and the Secretary of the Marina- Armada. Each state will have a first prize winner, who will travel (with a parent) to the Presidential home, Los Pinos, and to the Port of Veracruz. Continue reading Painting Day at Huatulco Library

Under the Sea

By Pat Hudson

If you have never been snorkelling, or even if you are very experienced at the sport, snorkelling is one of the most relaxing ways to explore the local reefs and observe the abundant marine life. While snorkelling, make sure you always keep at least 1 arms length off the coral – this is for your own safety. If you are shallower, you are in danger of being lifted up by a swell, and dropped rather hard onto the coral … not an experience to be repeated. Continue reading Under the Sea

9 Ways to Save the Ocean

1) Learn all you can. Did you know state and local governments issue seafood contamination warnings and beach closure warnings? Read labels and signs and ask questions. By learning why a beach was closed or why certain seafood is contaminated, you may also learn how to prevent it from happening again. Learn more about the ocean and conservation by reading, watching films, attending lectures, or visiting aquariums and museums. Continue reading 9 Ways to Save the Ocean

The Best Architecture and Design on the Oaxaca Riviera: You Told Us!

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 7.42.10 PMBy Marcia Chaiken and Jan Chaiken

The March issue of the Huatulco Eye focused on Mexican architecture and design. Since we know that our writers’ views of coastal Oaxaca don’t always agree with yours, we asked you, our readers, to tell us what types of coastal architecture and design you think are the best. Once again, we received a wide variety of opinions. Continue reading The Best Architecture and Design on the Oaxaca Riviera: You Told Us!

Señorita Manners

You are on holiday, you are meeting new people and even though you may not want to be, you are an ambassador for your entire country, province, state or city back home. Dress accordingly!

In general, Mexican culture is quite conservative when it comes to clothing. Despite the heat on the coast, taxi drivers, hotel employees and business people usually wear long pants. Even at the beach people will often bathe fully clothed. In fashion there is entire 5th season devoted to cruise or resort wear. It is light, easy to pack and breathable, favoring fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen and denim. These clothing lines used to be expensive and exclusive, but with warm vacation getaways now the norm for the masses, large scale retailers have responded with beautiful hot weather offerings in the middle of winter. ….So really, you have no excuse to parade around looking less than appropriate and beautiful! Continue reading Señorita Manners