ISLA IN BLACK OR WHITE posted by on June 28, 2009

ISLA IN BLACK OR WHITE

The Lighthouse on Medina

Lighthouse

Calle Medina

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The Fisherman from Jax

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The Carib Side

Carib side

Locked Door

Doorway

Old painted sign next to locked door

Ship wheel

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere!

Tequila Sign

Hanging Teddy in doorway

Teddy

Typical Mini Super

Store

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Isla Home

Isla Home on side street

Isla bldg.

Lunch Stand

Lunch Stand

Home w/ porch

Street

…………that old Mr. Sun………

Tom and Sol


A Three Hour Tour (Revised Jun.20,’10) posted by on June 23, 2009

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Aboard this tiny ship.

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The Mate was a Mighty Sailing Man??????,

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The skipper brave & sure.

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Twenty Five passengers set sail that day for a ………….. three hour tour,
A three hour tour ……………………

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The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost ………………..,
The Minnow would be lost.

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The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle

Wreck of the SS Minnow

With Gilligan …………..

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The Skipper too ……………

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A millionaire …………. and his wife,

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A movie star……….

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The professor and…………….Mary Ann,

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Here on Gilligan’s Isle…………….

So this is the tale of our castaways,
They’re here for a long, long time,

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They’ll have to make the best of things,
It’s an uphill climb…………….

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The first mate and the Skipper too,
Will do their very best,
To make the others comfortable,
In the tropic island nest.

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No phone,………..no lights,……… no motor cars,
Not a single luxureeeeee,
Like Robinson Crusoe,
It’s primitive as can be.

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So join us here in CANCUN my friends,
You’re sure to get a smile,
From twenty five stranded castways,
Here on “Gilligan’s Isle.”

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ADIOS! …………………………………….till next time

Restaurant Review: A newly opened Brazilian style restaurant…..”Bovino’s” posted by on June 18, 2009

Bovino Restaurant exterior

Saturday night our gang of four decided to try the newly opened BOVINO’S restaurant across from Costco on Yaxchilan. This new restaurant has only been open for two weeks. Bovino’s, a Brazilian style eatery is a meat eaters paradise, not to mention the awesome salads bar and good wine.

The concept is a simple one. A host of Gauchos parade through the restaurant with choice cuts of grilled beef, chicken, lamb, pork and sausage. All selections are slow roasted over an open flame, seasoned to perfection and accompanied by an extravagant salad bar.

Turn your coaster to green and prepare to be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of sizzling  beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage.

This is an all you can eat deal. The enormous salad bar has everything from sushi to soup. (Hint:Save some room for the meat). The gauchos  slice off as much as you desire. You grab it with a “personal tong”, that is part of your place setting. The wait staff was very attentive and most of them spoke English. The cooking rotisserie area is glass enclosed and visible to all the diners. The building is newly constructed of brick and wood. The woodwork in the ceiling is a multicolored masterpiece. The bathrooms are spotless. The pricing is $340 pesos per adult and children under 12, $140 pesos each. Drinks and dessert are not included. Our bill came to $1270 pesos  (approx.$97 USD) per couple. This included dinner, two Beefeater martini’s, splitting a full bottle of good wine with our friends Al & Louise, and two after dinner cordials (digestif’s), and the tip.

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The kitchen (rotisserie)

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Our starter Empanada appetizers w/ a choice of 3 toppings:

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Using your tongs to grab a slice of perfectly seasoned and cooked meat:

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Slicing off a few short ribs:

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Suz’s likes her’s rare:

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The dessert cart. Nice touch with the pineapple!

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The digestif cart:

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The bathrooms were verrrrry nice:

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Our Gang!

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I don’t want to rate this restaurant yet…………..because it had only been opened two weeks as of the date of our visit, Sat. Jun.13th. Like any start up there were a thing or two that I’m sure will improve after the staff has more experience. We will  be going back soon. This was a fun and friendly place to dine and we enjoyed our evening at Bovino’s very much. I suggest that you give it a try and let me know what you think.