Tecate take one

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Tecate is a small city in Baja California, Mexico. However, it is best known for Tecate beer. Tecate beer is one of the most popular beers in Mexico. It is typically drunk pouring lime and salt on top of the can. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the beach, a game or a party ūüôā

However, it is also known for it’s vastly entertaining commercials. I leave you with one today and more to follow in the future. This one is called Tecate Rec√°mara or Tecate Bedroom. Enjoy….and salud..!!

Look. Look! is it a bird? is it a plane? omg – it’s just the sky!

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courtesy of gettyimages.com

I miss many things about Mexico.¬† The people, food, micheladas, the beach and the weather!¬† Oh the weather…¬† But one of the things that I miss the most is the sky!¬† I have never seen a more beautiful sky than the sky in Playa del Carmen!

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courtesy of shockgrafix.com

It’s a crystal blue like I have never experienced before.¬† And the clouds!¬† Everywhere!¬† Huge, puffy, nebulous!¬† So close that sometimes I would try to reach out and touch them.¬† But of course I never could…

courtesy of flickr.com

courtesy of flickr.com

The tropical storm season in Playa lasts from May to December.  But the rainy season lasts through January.  It is this constant flux of rain that brings the clouds rolling in and then rolling out again toward Cozumel.  You can get lost for long periods of time watching the clouds roll through.  You can actually see them moving across the sky Рthe winds blow them that quickly.

courtesy of R. Pena 2009

courtesy of R. Pena 2009

You can also stare at the clouds long enough that you see faces and animals and shapes of all kinds.¬†¬†I would spend extra time staring at the sky every day.¬† On the drive to work and back home, I would sit in the car with my head half hanging out the window as I tried to visually breathe in the entire Caribbean sky to my memory!¬† Luckily I wasn’t driving!!¬† But my colleagues did think my profound silences while staring at the sky were slightly anti-social.¬† Hahaha…

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courtesy of kootation.com

The sky in Chicago is nice – it has crisp blues.¬† But not blues that shimmer like jewels and are as rich.¬† Chicago has clouds and sometimes you can see shapes in them.¬† But they seem so far away.¬† I would never think of trying to touch them.¬† Nor are they as fluffy.¬† I remind myself that I will return one day to Playa.¬† And I will either lay myself on the beach or hang my head out a window and once again stare into paradise…

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courtesy of flickr.com

fair trade super woman!!

courtesy of treehugger.com

courtesy of treehugger.com

In June 2009, according to treehugger.com, Danish woman under 35 who lived in Copenhagen with a higher education and who worked in a public office¬†were the most dedicated¬†fair trade consumer.¬† Hence, the photo….

However, I like to consider myself a fair trade super woman! Well, minus the Danish part, the blond part, the under 35 part and I don’t live in Copenhagen… Oh hell, I would just like to consider myself a super woman!! ¬†lol….

But seriously, I worked for a major coffee company for over a decade which is how I become interested in fair trade.¬† Mainly coffee…¬† Hence, as I pointed out in my first post here, I went to school for¬†a master’s degree which brought me to Chiapas, Mexico.¬† That initial visit to coffee farms and fair trade co-operatives is noted in the blog below…¬† Enjoy..!!

http://sustainablechiapas.blogspot.com/2010/05/why-is-fair-trade-important.html