Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another facelift for the Manzanillo Airport

Took 3 people to the airport last weekend and it's the first time I've been there in over a year. Not a lot of changes but new paint and a new marquee moved down to the departures door.

The airport (Playa de Oro International - ZLO) is located about a half hour north of Manzanillo near the Jalisco border. Like most airports in Mexico the only transportation leaving is by taxi or rental car, no bus service.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Whale rescue on Manzanillo beach

After almost 24 hours of work, personnel from the Mexican Navy floated a humpback whale about a year old, 9.40 meters long and weighing six tons, which was stranded on the beach Eden , south of Punta Campos, in Manzanillo.

The rescue operation began on Saturday the 28th of February after a fisherman's alert of the whale in the vicinity of Punta Campos.

Over 100 men were involved in the rescue along with two bulldozers belonging to the company DRAGAMEX, which made pools on the beach to provide buoyancy.

Within eight days Mexico's Department of the Navy has made the rescue of two whales stranded on the coasts of Colima. Biologists report that this situation occurs due to changing sea temperatures when the whales look for warmer water near shore.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Third annual Artisan Fair at Walmart

Moisés Sánchez, coordinator of the Third National Meeting of Artisans in Manzanillo 2011, announced the start of the event that has the participation of over 150 artisans from 20 states of the Republic, along with invited countries of Peru and Ecuador.

Among the products offered is the traditional Ice Cream of Oaxaca, Michoacán coffee, bread of the State of Mexico, and textiles of Chiapas, Yucatan, Oaxaca, Guerrero. Also in this exhibition are products made base of clay, handmade jewelry, sandals, toys, straw hats, beads and silver jewelry.

Sanchez said the goal of this event is to make people value the country's original crafts which are major tourist attractions.

Artisans and the public are invited to experience this holiday tradition, which is located in the parking lot of Walmart department store, Monday through Friday from 10am to 10pm and weekends from 10am to 11pm.

This event has the support of the Federation of Mexican artisans and will end on 31 January.

Federation of Mexican Artisans
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