Thursday, July 5, 2012

Events in Mexico.





A Single Gringa in Mexico & Mexico a Sunny Place For Shady Men.



I have combined the two books and the new title is, "When Given an Avocado Make Guacamole."The book is available as a Kindle & a paperback. You can order the Kindle version via this link to read on your Kindle, laptop or Iphone.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YSU5ZVW

You can order for  your laptop or PC download this free

There is so much bad press coming from the US about Mexico. That I thought it would be a good idea to use my blog, that I used to write my first book, as an ongoing post of events that are happening in Mexico. There are now 45,555 people in 144 countries following me  & 53 are countries I have been to.  

I also have a twitter & youtube account:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/singlegringamx
Youtube: Bekka Fass



Mexico a Sunny Place for Shady Men . You can read a sample chapter every month on my blog.  I just changed Chapter 12 for 13.
Then if you would like to order a ebook or paperback you can on Amazon as the combined 2 books
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 There is a sample on Chapter 2 of this blog; of my most read Chapter in  A Single Gringa in Mexico. Which is in the combined book as well, When Given an Avocado Make Guacamole.
So far 6,443 people have read it.




E.c. Bell from Charleston has painted a portrait for our book cover. You can find him and his paintings on his Facebook page under his name as I wrote it. He ships worldwide.

This is a summary of Tres Vampiras.

On a visit to Mexico a mature American woman, Bekka, meets a mysterious silver-haired Mexican man at a nightclub in Puerto Vallarta. After an intense one-night liaison he vanishes and Bekka vows to find him again. In her search she discovers that he met two other women that night, Rebe and Susana. The three women become very quick friends and decide to track down this mysterious man.  Bekka felt an emotional and spiritual connection to him, he belonged to her, and she wanted to be with him. She couldn't explain why she felt that way, and Rebe and Susana couldn't figure out why they felt so close to Bekka. The three ladies begin to experience strange dreams and feelings toward each other, a drawing of souls toward one another. They hatch a plot to meet him again, unknowingly throwing themselves into a new beautiful but dark world, a world that few know exists. - the complex and inflexible world of the vampire, or vampiro.  Demetrio, as they discovered, was different than other vampires. He could walk in the day, and he could age. He was “A Child of the Light” - a White Vampire whose only weakness was the full moon and only protection was the beautiful pendant he wore.  Bekka had hoped to be with him, but as much as he wanted to explore that possibility, he told her the truth - his heart belonged to another and that other had returned to Mexico. He was anxious to reunite with her and had to leave the three women in San Miguel de Allende under the protection of his faithful friend Sister Helga. The Sister would help the three discover their emerging powers and advise them about many future dangers that converged around one name, the one name that would toss their lives into a deeper dark hole - Rose.


Here is a link to a interview of me about the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDl33Rh_5dc

Tres Vampiras blog via this link:

1,755 people have read it so far.

You can buy the paperback or ebook via this link on Amazon:


http://www.amazon.com/Tres-Vampiras-1-Bekka-Fass/dp/152277341X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455729365&sr=1-1&keywords=Tres+Vampiras

Book 2 is finished and you can buy it now on Amazon as a kindle or hard cover at this link  --
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWVWCJH/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1490712161&sr=8-3&keywords=tres+vampiras




Tres Vampiras is a series of 3 books. A historical fiction, travelogue and gourmet expedition set in the Corazon de Mexico (the heart of Mexico), San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. In book 1 we met Bekka, Susanna and Rebe, three women who are bitten by a White Vampire named Demetrio.
A White Vampire has the ability to roan during the day, and only needs a cupful of blood each month. His only weakness was the full moon. He was able to withstand death during the full moon because of the necklace he wore. As the story unfolds, the necklace was taken from him by Rose when she took his heart out in a ritual sacrifice.
In book 1 the three women were left alone to deal with Rose and her evil lover, the night vampire Queen Itza. With the help of Demetrio’s servants, Sister Helga, Eduardo, and friend Julia, the three learned what it meant to be White Vampires and to use their powers.
Their adventures continue in Book 2. Bekka, Susana and Rebe visit San Diego, La Jolla, Fresno, Rosarito, and Juarez. They use their powers to gain revenge on old adversaries. While in their quest for vengeance they encounter many mysterious figures that are in a war between good and evil and the church’s involvement.
On their journey they meet Johnny, a brujo who kills cats and young women, Anna, another White Vampire Demetrio had bitten, Mr. Dark, the Vampire King of North America, and finally Rose.
The women also come to grips with feelings and urges toward each other; while Susanna and Eduardo deal with their feelings toward each other.
Read Tres Vampiras book 2 and find out what they learn about Bekka’s shocking condition,  and the book’s surprising ending. Book 2 contains everything you want in a book; sex, violence and great cooking recipes!


Events in and information about Mexico in the biggest expat communities:

Below is a list of web sites for the main places in Mexico that Expat's live. If you are traveling to one of these or interested in information about living in one then go to these sites. Please also subscribe to International Living, which is the best information compiled and comparison's for living abroad.


San Miguel de Allende go to this link.

 http://sanmiguelevents.com/


Puerto Vallarata go to this link.


Baja California please go to this link.

http://www.bajatimes.com/




Mexico City check out this web site:



https://www.eventbrite.com/directory/Mexico/Mexico+City



Merida go to this link:

http://www.travelyucatan.com/merida_mexico.php

 



Playa del Carmen go to this link:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Mexico/Estado_de_Quintana_Roo/Playa_del_Carmen-936544/TravelGuide-Playa_del_Carmen.html

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Ajijic and along Lake Chapala go to ths link.

http://www.focusonmexico.com/Lake-Chapala-Activities.html

 Rocky Point or Puerto Penasco go to this link.
http://rockypoint360.com/



Tijuana go to this link.

http://www.descubretijuana.com/en/events



San Miguel de Allende go to this link.

http://sanmigueldeallendeevents.com/

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http://www.atencionsanmiguel.org/

San Carlos go to this link:

http://www.sancarlosmexico.com/travel.html

San Felipe go to this link:

http://sanfelipe.com.mx/

Cabos San Lucas go to this link:

http://www.gocabo.travel/


March in Mexico.
Spring break is in full swing during March, so keep that in mind if you're heading to one of Mexico's popular beach destinations. As for the weather, March in Mexico is usually dry and warm to hot. The third Monday is a holiday in commemoration of Benito Juarez' birthday, and there are lots of festivities to welcome spring. Here's a look at the important festivals and events you might want to attend on a visit to Mexico in the month of March:




Festival Cultural Zacatecas

Zacatecas, March 19 to April 2

During two weeks over the Semana Santa holiday, Zacatecas has an incredible lineup of concerts and other cultural events. Admission to all events is free. This year's lineup includes Air Supply, Lila Downs, Pablo Milanés, and Susana Harp.

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Tianguis Turistico
Acapulco, Guerrero, March 27 to 30, 2017
Mexico's largest annual travel trade show, Tianguis Turistico is an event that brings together travel industry representatives and journalists from Mexico and around the world in a different Mexican destination each year.
Read more: Tianguis Turistico



International Motorcycle Week
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, March 30 to April 3, 2016
Over 20,000 bikers from across the United States and Mexico converge in Mazatlán for this annual event. The magnum event is the Great Parade, a colorful procession of international motorcycle clubs cruising sixteen miles along Mazatlán’s oceanfront malecón promenade. Other events include an extreme acrobatics competition, drag racing events, and nightly concerts and performances by national rock bands.


March 30 in San Miguel de Allende


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March 30 in Ensenada


March 31 in San Miguel de Allende


March 31 in Rosarito



April in Mexico

You can expect hot, dry weather through most of Mexico in the month of April, and that's perfect weather for the beach. This year, Easter is in the middle of April, on the 16th, so Lent comes to an end and Holy Week observations take over mid-month. Here's a glance at some of the most important festivals and events held in Mexico in April:



April 1 in San Miguel de Allende



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Daylight Saving Time Begins
April 2, 2017
In Mexico, Daylight Saving Time (called el horario de verano) is observed from the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October.

Clocks are set forward one hour at 2 am on the first Sunday in April.


April 6 in San Miguel de Allende


Festival de San Luis
San Luis Potosí, April 6 to 12
An annual cultural festival featuring performances in all disciplines of the fine arts. Each year various activities are offered in theater, dance, opera, music, exhibitions, workshops and conferences, access to which is free to the public.

Holy Week - Semana Santa 
Throughout the country, April 10 to 16, 2017
Holy week is celebrated with solemn processions, passion plays and religious festivals, as well as some celebrations. Schools in Mexico usually have two weeks off, the week before Easter and the week following, so many families take a family holiday at this time. Because throughout most of Mexico this is the hottest time of year, many of them head to the beach. If you'll be traveling in Mexico at this time, make reservations in advance and expect crowds at tourist sites and beaches. 
More information about Holy Week and Easter in Mexico

April 13 in Rosarito



Feria Nacional de San Marcos
Aguascalientes, April 15 to May 8
This international fair attracts folks of all ages to enjoy bull-fights, concerts, rodeos, art displays, music, dance and other cultural events; and to gamble at the fair's temporary casino.
Official Web Site: Feria de San Marcos


April 21 & 22 in Rosarito


Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico, April 28 to 30
This colorful race has earned the title of the largest international yacht race in the United States. With more than 20 classes, the race includes a variety of sea-going boats ranging from top ultra-light and maxi-yachts to the non-spinnaker classes. Lexus, the title sponsor of the yacht race, will provide a two-year vehicle lease to the winner.
Official Web Site: Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race

Cancun-Riviera Maya Food and Wine Festival

Cancun and Riviera Maya, April 27 to May 1
Celebrity chefs from eight countries will visit Cancun for the third annual Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival. Proceeds will go towards supporting the local charity Ciudad de la Alegria. This year's theme is "Europe Meets the Americas," and celebrity chefs Massimo Bottura from Italy and Mexican Star Chef Enrique Olvera will be honored.
Website: Wine & Food Festival

Children's Day
Nationwide, April 30th
In Mexico, everyone has their day and children are celebrated every year on April 30th with parties and events throughout the country.


May 6 in Rosarito


May 21 in Rosarito



May 27 in Rosarito



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May 15 in Rosarito




May 27 & 28 in Rosarito



July 21 to 30 in San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuanto



September 11 in Rosarito.



They have a FB page with more details.

The best expat online magazine about traveling, investing and living in Mexico.
http://internationalliving.com/


If driving to & within Mexico use this link which will give a complete travel plan with tolls, miles, how much gas you will use and other valuable information.

http://www.gosur.com/en/route/?gclid=CJft9vSk7cYCFVMYHwod-rQP_w


Senior Discounts on Mexican airlines regardless of destination:
Interjet 
For leisure or business, anyway you can have an exclusive 20% discount in all your purchases in domestic and international destinations.  It is time to spoil you! Your discount would be given automatically by registering your age on our contact page during  your purchase or when reporting staff in sales offices or call center The last step would be your strict documentation at the counter presenting an official identification in order to honor your discount.  * Please consider that this benefit does not apply with other promotions.



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 AeroMexico for 15%

A article about bus travel in Mexico and all bus companies in Mexico give seniors 50% discount.



When traveling to San Miguel de Allende read this article about where to eat.


Need a professional guide in San Miguel standard tours or customized tours or a driver to get out of the city contact Daniela at:

http://www.viajeagridulce.mx/


Best news site in all locations in Mexico. Sign up in the English version and pick your location. 

http://www.topix.com/world/mexico

Border crossing website for all borders along the US/MX borders.

http://www.bordertraffic.com/

Do you ever wish there was a classy, charming place to stay in Rosarito on the Ocean? Do you have family, guests or friends coming and nowhere nice to put them up?
Try Casa Farolito Bed and Breakfast - owned and operated by Americans, staffed by local ladies. This place is an Oceanfront gem, unknown by most locals. If you ever read the reviews of most Rosarito Beach Hotels - they are quite dismal.
Casa Farolito Bed & Breakfast is highly rated by trip advisor and guests come back time and time again.
p.s. ask about our Baja Friends discount!




 
San Blas hotel. Contacto: Tel.: 01 800 71 323 13 Email: hotel@garzacanela.com Página web: garzacanela.com/

My favorite hotel in Ajijic hotelnuevaposada-ajijic.com down the street from my favorite restaurant & club 4 www.number4.com.mx

I get asked all the time, where can I stay with my pets in hotels in Mexico, what papers do I need to bring my pet into Mexico or back to the US. This is a site that lists pet friendly hotels and all the questions and answers about traveling with your pet across either border. 

http://www.dogfriendly.com/server/travel/guides/world/worldcountryMexico.shtml 

Omnibus Mexicanos has international service from San Miguel de Allende to Laredo, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas & Garland call 415-152-3218
http://omnibusdemexico.com.mx/

If your planning a trip to Mazatlan this is a great site. www.visitamazatlan.com

Planning a trip to Manzanillo here is a link to a hotel I have stayed in many times www.hotel-la-posada.info

A gay resort hotel in Acapulco that also accepts pets. www..gayacapulcoresort.com.

A hotel in Patzcuaro that accepts dogs www.mexonline.com/hosteria-sanfelipe.htm



;">Driving to the border via McAllen this is a great hotel to stay in www.druryhotels.com/properties/mcallen.cfm

Five great day trips from San Miguel de Allende are:

Bernal to see the Pena and would like to stay over night so you can see the vineyards and zoo stay here www.mineraldepozos.com



Tequisquiapan in Querataro that is known for making rattan furniture. www.queretaro-mexico.com.mx/tequisquiapan/index.html

A great getaway for a overnight is to drive to Queretaro to Harry's and enjoy the same great service, food & drinks with outdoor seating over looking the Plaza. It is in historic Centro and is in a great hotel to spend the night. You can get information at our Harry's while enjoying Happy Hour. www.harrysneworleanscafe.com
If your shopping in Leon for cowboy boots and shoes and want to stay over this is a great dog friendly hotel www.hjleon.com/ingles.html



Pozo's the Ghost town that was a mining town and is now a artist community. www.posadadelasminas.com

A great trip El Castillo http://www.junglegossip.com/castillo.html#ACCOMMODATIONS The setting couldn't be more spectacular ! El Castillo (The Castle) is located in the town of Xilitla (He-lit-la), in the state of San Luis Potosi. Xilitla is a lively village nestled into northern Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, in a peaceful, semi-tropical mountain valley that is teaming with wildlife and magnificent sights. This little Shangri-la has been an inspiration to many who have happened upon it. The area offers everything from the excitement of market day in one of the many Indian villages to hiking the miles of scenic trails, ending your day relaxing by our pool as you enjoy a peaceful sunset over the breathtaking view of the surrounding Sierra Madres A reasonable hotel in the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta around the corner from Andals Resturant & Bar www.playalosarcos.com


Need a great hotel to stay in Guadalajara in Tlaquepaque it even has off street parking, a swimming pool & is dog friendly www.quintadonjose.com

A link to a bus company who will pick you up in San Ysidro and cross the border in TJ for you and take you as far south as Esenanda. They also will custom a tour for a group for you.
www.mexicoach.com

A link to a bus company who will pick you up at the airport in TJ or the bus terminal and cross the border with you to San Diego and other cities north.
crucero-usa.com

A link to a bus company that leaves Ensenada and will take you to the airport or border in TJ and stops in Rosarito to pick up as well. www.transportes-abc.com




the address is Londres 115, on the corner of Londres and Genova, Col. Cuauhtemoc, 06600 México DF. The hotel is in the Zona Rosa, very well located, steps away from the Angel de la Independencia.