Category Archives: January 2015

Editor’s Letter

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 5.59.38 PMBy Jane Bauer

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.
Goran Persson

When we started The Eye four years ago, our collective goal was to provide information about things beyond guidebooks, beyond tour and hotel recommendations, beyond telling people only what they wanted to hear. Continue reading Editor’s Letter

Cosmopolitan Calle Chacah: Home to La Crucecita’s Underground Art Scene

Not to mention the film scene, the music scene, the environmental scene . . .

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 11.28.43 AMBy Deborah Van Hoewyk

It’s Friday morning, December 12, the Day of the Virgin of Guadelupe. A heavy iron bell at the church of Nuestra Senora clangs once. Silence, then a clamour of clangs, calling people in for services. At Casa Tilcoatle, which houses the Tilcoatle Collective (Colectivo Tilcoatle), a few blocks away at Calle Chacah 410, a different belief is calling, a holistic commitment to art, culture, and education as the means to “provoke reflection on our society and the environment.” (The name comes from the Nahuatl words til “black” and coatl “snake,” and is thought to indicate either the black king snake or the indigo snake, non-venemous native snakes of the Colubrid family.) Continue reading Cosmopolitan Calle Chacah: Home to La Crucecita’s Underground Art Scene

What To Do In Huatulco: Sand & Surf Reading

By Carole Reedy

Picture yourself on vacation or living at the beach and what do you see? For most of us, what springs to mind is you, relaxing on pristine sand overlooking glassy blue water, beer or margarita in one hand and a book in the other. For stressed-out Northerners, a common feeling is “All I want to do is lie on the beach and read.” So this month we offer some suggestions. Continue reading What To Do In Huatulco: Sand & Surf Reading

Cruise Ships and Huatulco

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 11.27.17 AMBy Jan Chaiken and Marcia Chaiken

Most tourists who come to Huatulco arrive for a leisurely stay by air, car, or boat. But when a cruise ship docks in Santa Cruz harbor, Huatulco experiences a sudden influx of potentially thousands of tourists who may stay only a day or half a day, and all of them trying to abide by exactly the same schedule. We, and many of our friends who live here year round, had the impression that visitors who arrive on a cruise primarily were bused to the plaza in downtown Crucecita where they toured the church, saw the largest painting in Mexico of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the church ceiling, visited a store where they could taste and buy mezcal, spent an hour or so looking for bargains in the stores ringing the plaza and then returned to their cruise ship. Continue reading Cruise Ships and Huatulco

Mexico City: Ten “Musts” For Your 2015 List

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 9.37.55 AMBy Carole Reedy

My personal top-ten things to do in Mexico City, based on the oohs and aahs my visitors give them:

Lunch with a View
After a morning of touring the cathedral and roaming its streets, seeing the Diego Rivera murals at the National Palace, and walking the Aztec home Templo Mayor, stroll over two blocks to Donceles and República de Argentina streets to the restaurant El Mayor, located on the second floor of the building that houses the Porrúa bookstore on the planta baja. The outdoor terrace restaurant overlooks the Templo Mayor, with views of the cathedral and Zocalo. Expect a diverse menu, with some nice pasta choices as well as Mexican specialties. It’s the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine or beer and reflect on your hectic yet exciting sightseeing schedule.   Continue reading Mexico City: Ten “Musts” For Your 2015 List

Living Green in an Eco Paradise

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 9.37.15 AMBy Kary Vannice

What’s new in Huatulco? A movement.

A movement toward a cleaner, healthier life for Huautlco, its residents and the planet.

Thirty years ago, Huatulco was founded with a vision toward a better way to bring tourism to Mexico. Designed to be a “green resort” it was meant to give visitors the feel of connecting with nature and relaxing in the Pacific. A clear juxtaposition to the likes of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. A place to enjoy, not only the beach, but also the surrounding beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains and national park. Continue reading Living Green in an Eco Paradise

If you don’t have a dream, how can a dream come true?

By Leigh Morrow

As Albert Einstein said best, “Your imagination is the preview to life’s coming attractions.”

As we see a New Year dawn, many of us contemplate how the year will unfold and what things we should be improving on. Too often these New Years Resolutions fall short and crumble by February. In fact many people refuse to feel failure so early in a new year, and have abandoned making them all together. Continue reading If you don’t have a dream, how can a dream come true?