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 46,164 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, is combined with A Single Gringa in Mexico into a new book,  When Given an Avocado make Guacamole. You can read a sample chapter every month on my blog of Mexcio a Sunny Place for Shady men.  I just changed Chapter 14 for 15.Chapter 15




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 of Chapter 9 of A Single Gringa in Mexico, my most read Chapter in  this blog.  Which is in the combined book as well, When Given an Avocado Make Guacamole.
So far 6,701 people have read it.

If you would like to order a ebook or paperback you can on Amazon as the combined 2 books




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:

1,870 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/


May in Mexico

May is one of the busier months of the year in Mexico, with a plethora of festivals and events across the country. It seems like students barely set foot in school this month - what with Labor Day on the first, then Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and Teacher's Day following in quick succession. There's no shortage of cultural festivals, either, so you won't run out of things to do this month! May in Mexico is warm, and rainy season in central and southern Mexico often starts this month.


Festival Cultural de Mayo - May Cultural Festival
In Jalisco state, May 7 to 29
This festival includes cultural events such as concerts, exhibits, film screenings, dance performances and gastronomic tastings. Many of the events will be free admission. Events will take place at many locations in the state of Jalisco, including many in Guadalajara's Teatro Degollado.
Website: Festival Cultural de Mayo |  Guadalajara City Guide



Restaurant Week in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, May 15 to 31
Puerto Vallarta's best restaurants offer spectacular three-course menus (with three options each) discounted by up to 50%. So enjoy your favorite restaurants at the fixed prices (no beverages or tips included).
Read more about https://restaurantweekpv.com/en/home



 May 19 to 28 in Tijuana





Pride Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, May 21 to 2821 to 2821 to 28
Puerto Vallarta's annual LGBT event celebrates LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta’s welcoming community with music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony and activities in participating bars and clubs.
More info: Pride Vallarta



May 26 in San Miguel de Allende


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May 27 in Rosarito



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May 27 & 28 in Rosarito


More information about the Art Fest.Rosarito Art Fest
Rosarito, Baja California, May 27 and 28
Over 100 artists, both local and of international renown, will be featured in this art festival which will take place over Memorial Day weekend on Rosarito's Benito Juarez Blvd. There will also be musical and gastronomical presentations, making this a festival where all senses are celebrated.
Website: Rosarito Art Fest


May 27 & 28 in San Miguel de Allende


Cabo Comedy Festival
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Dates TBA
This festival features performances by some of the entertainment industry's top stand-up comedians as well as a competition for best new comic. The festival also includes panel discussions on the business of comedy with writers, producers and cast members from some of television's top comedies, celebrity golf and poker tournaments, and after-parties at some of Cabo's popular nightclubs. The festival culminates with an awards presentation and celebrity roast.

June 3 & 4 in QRO/Bernal


More information on the Paella Festival
Festival de la Paella - Paella Festival
Ezequiel Montes, Querétaro,
Paella is a popular rice-based dish from Spain that has a number of delicious and interesting variations. The Cavas Freixenet holds an annual paella festival where you can sample different versions of this popular dish. A glass of wine is included in the entrance fee.
Website: Festival de la Paella


June 9 to 11 in Rosarito


June 9 in San Miguel de Allende




June 16 in San Miguel de Allende


June 18 in Tijuana


June 30 in San Miguel de Allende



July 1 & 2 in Tijuana



July 1 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.



&
 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.