Casa del Sol for sale posted by on May 8, 2017

Leave a message if you may be interested, thanks…….Tom & Suzie

Some details:

Located in the “Centro Area” near all the best restaurants, shopping malls public transportation, and most of all very near the best beaches in the world.

Impeccably maintained

2 -adjacent lots each 250 sq’ meters

2 -buildings, the casa/home proper and a casita/pool house = 334 sq. meters

6 -full baths

3 -bedrooms all w/on suite bath rooms

1 -maids room w/on suite bath room

1 -casita w/ on suite bath room

8 -mini split a/c units,and ceiling fans throughout

3 -large dia. satellite dishes

Modern American style kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, laundry room, outdoor sink and tank-less hot water system

Full house pressure water system with water softener and filters

Aluminum framed hurricane windows and shutters on second floor, new windows with decorative security bars on first floor

Completely walled in property with 5 strands of electrical security fencing, and burglar alarm system (monitored)

2- 900 liter rooftop tenaca’s  9000 liter water cistern under kitchen floor

Sunken living room and entrance hall with guest bathroom

Genuine bespoke stained glass windows 2nd floor

Beautiful extra large 16′ x 30′ x 4.5’dp. mosaic tile swimming pool with heater

“Chinese sod” and over 250 tropical plants featuring a well and auto sprinkling system

3 patios and much much more

Could easily be used as a B&B money maker

impeccably maintained.   $355,000 USD.

Auditorio del Bienestar posted by on June 3, 2015

A new venue for sports and performing acts is nearing completion here in Cancun. The building is attractive and promises to be a modern facility with seating for 12,000. There will be parking for 1000 cars and 20 buses. However it is not without controversy. A recent newspaper article claimed that the project was propaganda for the PRI political party currently in power. This project is state backed and just the first stage has cost $244,739,960 pesos ($15.7 million USD) The same article claimed this project is unnecessary because Cancun already has several stadiums. The money could have been better spent according to this article. We have lived here for a few years and I really don’t know any other place that could hold that many people in the audience.
A few more details are that the stadium will have food and drink service. There will be handicap ramps. The roof is canvas and can be retracted hydraulically. The front fascia is all glass. There is protection from lightening strikes using modern technology, and an emergency power plant. Now all we need is Lady GaGa, Pink, Beyonce, Rod Stewart and others to be booked.

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The interior
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How it will look when completed.
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Venice….May 2014 posted by on June 25, 2014

We took the fast train from Verona to Venice for a day trip. The train made the 74 miles trip in 1 hour. We made one stop and entered Venice very slowly so the average speed was approximately 73 mph. The ride was butter smooth in air conditioned comfort. Here are a few of the pictures we took.

The engine of the fast train to Venice

The engine of the fast train to Venice

The interior was very comfortable. Air conditioned and roomy. The ride was super smooth. Only one stop was made so we were really on a very FAST train. The trains was electric.

Suzie enjoying the train ride.

Suzie enjoying the train ride.

When you arrive in Venice and walk out of the station you are immediately at the Grand Canal.

The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

We hired a private motor launch to take us on a tour.

The interior of our private motor boat

The interior of our private motor boat

Some of the buildings along the Grand Canal

The Casino

The Casino

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A passing supply boat

A passing supply boat

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A couple of docked gondola's

A couple of docked gondola’s

 

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We asked our captain to take us down some of the smaller canals

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Until 1797, the Doges ruled the Venetian Empire and the Palazzo Ducale was where they ruled from. A Venetian Gothic fantasy palace, it was one of the first things those arriving in Venice saw as their ships sailed through the lagoon and landed at Saint Mark’s Square.

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Tom and Suzie at St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy

The Doges Place

The Doges Place

We stopped for lunch while exploring some of the back streets and passageways of Venice.

A sidewalk cafe in Venice

A sidewalk cafe in Venice

Our bottle of local wine

Our bottle of local wine

A anti pasta plate to enjoy with the vino

A anti pasta plate to enjoy with the vino

These small passagways beckon one to explore the parts of Venice you don't see in the tourist posters

These small passageways beckon one to explore the parts of Venice you don’t see in the tourist posters

 

A small wine bar along the way in Venice

A small wine bar along the way in Venice

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The display counters are packed full of products

The display counters are packed full of products

We had a great time visiting Venice. Even though it wasn’t yet high season for tourism it was very crowded and prices for everything were very expensive. More about that later. Stay tuned…….