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 as an ongoing post of events that are happening in Mexico. There are now 44,977 people in 142 countries following me  & 52 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 7 for 8.
Then if you would like to order a ebook or paperback you can on Amazon as the combined 2 books
.So far 6,068 people have read it.

 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.




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.

These are videos made of our book signing March 20, 2016


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7Lkdmu5vDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4zWWySknOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rz1tj5jDQ4

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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIK3euR5w1A

This is a video of a reading of Chapter 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMd971UCPBg

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:

1,529 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



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

Friday, March 6, 2015 from 10htt://wwFor w.ajijicne

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/


October in Mexico

October is an excellent month to visit Mexico. The Festival Internacional Cervantino is one of the biggest cultural festivals of the year, and Day of the Dead kicks off at the end of the month. Weather-wise it's a great time to visit: it's the end of the rainy season and temperatures are milder than other times of the year. Here's a run-down of the most important festivals and events taking place in Mexico this October.


Second & Fourth Wednesdays in San Miguel de Allende.



San Miguel every Thursday night.


Punta Banda Sundays


September 2 to October 8 in San Miguel de Allende








September 7 to November 10 in San Miguel de Allende






Festival Internacional Tamaulipas
Tamaulipas, September 24 to October 4 
The entire state of Tamaulipas is in fiesta during this festival featuring a variety of cultural and artistic events including exhibits, plays, concerts and cinema. This year's special guests are Yucatan state and Uruguay.
Website: FIT


Mexicali, Baja California, Sept. 25 to Oct. 11
Concerts, parades, and mechanical rides in celebration of the founding of Mexicali. This year's concert lineup includes Molotov, Banda el Recodo, Yuri and Belinda.
Website: Fiestas del Sol




Fiesta de San Miguel
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, September 26 to October 4
This is an annual festival in honor of the city's patron, Saint Michael Archangel (feast day September 29). The event involves parades, dances, concerts and fireworks. Previously an important part of this festival was a running with the bulls similar to the yearly event in Pamplona, Spain, but this event was discontinued in 2007.
San Miguel de Allende Tourism Information | San Miguel Travel Guide



September 30 in Rosarito


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Fiestas de Octubre - Octoberfest
Guadalajara, Jalisco, September 30 to November 2
A month-long event with concerts, dances, cultural exhibits and food, attracting visitors and performers from all over the world. The inaugural parade will take place on October 2, and performances by Jesse & Joy, Elefante and Paquita La Del Barrio are on the program.
WebsiteFiestas de Octubre

Mariachi & Folklórico Festival
Rosarito, Baja California, September 30 to October 3
This annual festival is now in its sixth iteration. The festival includes student workshops as well as shows. All events will be held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito. The festival ends with the Extravaganza Concert on October 3rd which will feature performances by Mariachi Nueva Tecalitlan, Mariachi Divas and more.
Website: Rosarito Beach Mariachi Folklorico Festival




In San Miguel de Allende at Teatro Santa Ana
Opera returns to Santa Ana
Film:Tosca
By Benoit Jacquot
Friday September 30th, 4pm
$60pesos 
Stars: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi
Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia.
There's not so many things I can say about it. My favorite opera because of the dramatic and romantic story with the incredible romantic music of Puccini, three strong characters create a matchless atmosphere. Ruggero Raimondi is excellent with his performances on vocal and acting, Angela Gheorghiu have a "dolce" voice and she uses her face good enough but she uses her body some exaggerated in some parts, Raimondi and Gheorghiu are also very suitable physically for unmerciful Scarpia and beautiful Floria Tosca. Roberto Alagna's vocal performance is good. A movie good enough for who loves opera and Puccini, not a perfect directing but generally i liked the movie maybe because of the influence of Puccini's music with some memorable scenes like Scarpia's aria and praying at the end of the first act.


In Ajijic September 30


Los esperamos!! Hope you can join us!!
30 de Septiembre, 7.30pm
Bistro OCAMPO 71, Ajijic.
 



Cabo Comedy Fest
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, September 30 to October 4
A 5-day long festival featuring performances from some of the best comedians in Mexico and the United States. Along with these performances, there will be panel discussions with the participation of comedy writers, producers and cast members.
Website: cabocomedyfestival.com

October 1 & 2 in San Miguel de Allende


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October 1 in Leon


October 1 in San Felipe


Festival Internacional Cervantino
Guanajuato, October 2 to 23
One of Mexico's main annual cultural events, the Cervantino Festival draws performers and spectators from around the world and features opera, classical and contemporary music concerts, dance and theater performances, and visual arts exhibits.Website: FIC


Wine & Food Festival
Mexico City, October 5 to 9
This festival brings together the talent of world renowned chefs, the top sommeliers, the best wine cellars of Europe and the Americas and food and wine connoisseurs from around the world twice a year, in Mexico City and Cancun/Riviera Maya. Activities include conferences, wine and spirit tastings, cooking classes, and gala dinners.
Website: wineandfoodfest.com

October 6 in San Miguel de Allende



October 7 in San Miguel de Allende


Oaxaca Film Fest
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, October 8 to 15
The purpose of this festival is to provide a platform for the talents of seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists alike to premiere their work. The festival is also devoted to expanding the audience for independent film. The Oaxaca International Literature Contest will be held concurrently.
Website: Oaxaca Film Fest | Film Festivals in Mexico

October 9 in the Valle de Guadalupe



Dia de la Raza - "Day of the Race"
October 12
Celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, this day commemorates Columbus' arrival in the Americas.
Read more: Background on Día de la Raza

Expo Tequila
Tijuana, Baja California, October 12 to 16
This is Mexico's largest tequila festival and offers Mexican cuisine and a family atmosphere, with over 300 brands of Mexico's best tequilas available at special prices. Collections of tequilas are raffled among attendees every day. The Expo Tequila takes place in Tijuana on 7th Avenue between Calle Revolución and 8th, in front of the Jai Alai Palace.
Website: Expo Tequila

International Festival of Mayan Culture
Mérida, Yucatan, October 13 to 23
This annual festival celebrates Mayan culture through a wide variety of cultural events including concerts, dance performances, exhibits, conferences and workshops. The purpose of the festival is to entertain, as well as educate visitors about the Maya, offering the opportunity to explore the grandeur of what was and remains of this great culture. Events will take place in Mérida and in a few other locations in the state of Yucatan.
Website: FICMaya

October 15 in Ensenada


Morelia International Film Festival
Morelia, Michoacan, October 21 to 30
This film festival's goal is to promote the talents of Mexican cinema and provide a forum for international exhibition. There are both theater and open-air screenings of films and the public is invited to attend conferences, round tables and exhibits where they can meet film industry personalities.
Website: FICM

22 October at 19:00 Book signing for Tres Vampiras Book 1 of 3.
The Liberty Bell
Nocogdoches, Texas
Tres Vampiras is a trilogy written by Rebecca Fass, Rebecca Hart, and Demetrio Aldana. The first book in the trilogy is out and available on Amazon. Book 2 is currently being written and will begin to feature Nacogdoches! Join us and author, Demitri Aldana, and local Susana Cox, who is featured in the book, for a book signing. In the spirit of the book and upcoming Halloween, the Liberty Bell staff will dress in vampirish dress and encourage our guests to join in the fun!
Donations will be taken to benefit the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter.

Country Willie Edwards and his band will finish the evening with a performance from 9pm until midnight.

October 22 in San Miguel de Allende


Monumental Alebrijes Parade (Noche de Los Alebrijes)
Mexico City, October 22
Organized by the Museo de Arte Popular (Popular Art Museum), this parade of giant fantastical creatures is now in its ninth year. It departs from the Zocalo at noon and continues along 5 de Mayo, Juárez and Reforma until it reaches the Ángel de la Independencia. Read more about alebrijes.
Website: Museo de Arte Popular

Tulum Sea Turtle Festival
Tulum, Quintana Roo, October 26 to 28
Held annually in Tulum, the Sea Turtle Festival is a free event which encourages participants to learn about sea turtles and familiarize themselves with the various organizations that are trying to protect them. Artistic, environmental and cultural activities are also a part of the festival. Find out how to get involved with sea turtle conservation in Mexico.
Facebook Page: Festival Tortuga Marina

The Art of Taste - Wine and Food Festival at Pedregal
Cabo San Lucas, October 26 to 29
Luxury resort Pedregal will bring together master chefs for its annual wine and food festival, The Art of Taste. Spend four days sampling exquisite cuisine and taking part in educational gastronomical experiences. Activities will include cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings, a 5-course dinner (each course expertly prepared by a different chef), parties on the beach with chef-prepared food stations, and more.
Website: The Art of Taste


Book Signing Book 1 of 3 for Tres Vampiras
28 October at 14:00–15:00
Maria Di Paola Blum Gallery

Rebecca Fass will have a book signing in Ajijic at the Maria Di Paola Blum Gallery on Calle Colon #11, Col Centro, Ajijic, Jalisco on October 28 from 4 to 5


October 29 in Rosarito


October 30 in San Miguel de Allende


Daylight Saving Time Ends
Last Sunday of October (October 30, 2016)
In Mexico, Daylight Saving Time (called "el horario de verano" in Spanish) is observed from the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October. Clocks are set back one hour at 2 am on the last Sunday in October.
Read more: Daylight Saving Time in Mexico

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)
Celebrated throughout Mexico, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd
Deceased relatives are remembered and honored in cemeteries and family homes in this unique cultural celebration. Festivities take place throughout the country, but celebrations are most colorful in Patzcuaro, Oaxaca, Chiapas and San Andres Mixquic (D.F.).
More info: Day of the Dead in Mexico | Where to celebrate Day of the Dead

November 5 in Salamanca



November 16 to 20 in San Miguel de Allende




November 24 to 30 in Mexico City



BAJA WHALE TOUR February 19 y 21 2017 from San Felipe to Guerrero Negro.
Experience the magic of the Baja whales of Ojo de Liebre in Guerrero Negro & tour the Saltworks operation. This is a Car-a-van tour. Will you be Driving or Riding? Let us know; we will help pair riders up with drivers. Leaving Feb. 19 and returning to San Felipe Feb. 21. *Includes visit with Coco's Conner, Baja Sur spray fee, 2 nights stay, guided whale tour, tour the Saltworks operation, 2 sack lunches with 2 drinks, and private group dinner (alcohol is extra). *gas expenses shared when riding. http://www.bajagoodlifeclub.com/event-2219841


March 6 to 10 2017 in Rosarito








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.


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.