Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Solution to Hand Washing Clothes

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

The whole time we were in Zipolite (6 months) I hand washed my clothes. Thankfully the sun was strong most of the time and they smell so lovely when they dry in the sun. Some days it did rain and then that could be a problem.

When |I fell and hurt my hand I was really messed up. It was quite a while before I could wash them and then I had an even bigger pile to do. (Note the splint on my hand in the video.) Mostly we had light clothing so it's not that hard to wring them but my jean shorts and some of Angel's shorts and skorts were hard and well just the number of items it took it's toll on my hands. Not to mention that I have a history of tendonitis so my hands hate the wringing part.

One day I hope to live off the grid. Here is a fabulous idea.

I know that this could come in handy for the people of Zipolite because when the tourists arrive there's a lot of laundry. When my landlady's washer broke it was really hard. It's $300 just for a small washer - an old fashioned kind, nothing fancy, so if they could rig this up, I am sure it would help.

Note, this is not how they do it, they use the cement basin beneath this tub but I am no go at that so I just wash it in the tub, rinse in another, wash, wring,  rinse, wash, wring, rinse....and then rinse, wring, hang to dry.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Punta Cometa, Mexico 2013 Video

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Here's Zipolita'z y Angelita'z visit to Punta Cometa, Mazunte, Oaxaca Mexico.  We only made one visit this year.  It was a great day and we had a wonderful day.

San Cristobal Las Casas 2013 Videos

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Well these took a while to get done. When my computer broke in Mexico and then my camera started looking like an earthquake was happening every time I took a photo, well I was sad. At least I had a backup camera but it's wasn't as good.

So when we went to San Cristobal I was using this camera and it's just not the best quality. So I apologize.

We left from Huatulco in the evening and arrived like 7am in the morning. It was super chilly having been living at the beach for the last 4 months. And we only brought flip flops because I knew during the day it would warm up and well we were only staying one day.
Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

So here is our one day. We were also really low on funds so we couldn't do much shopping, which was sad because...this is the place to SHOP!!

Still we had fun, we arrived and went to La Git de Sol and got a room. Then went for hot chocolate and a treat. Then we wandered to the market and they were just setting up.  I bought Angel a few treats. It was a grey day so it took a long time to warm up. After a couple hours we went back the room and slept. It was cold but they put LOTS of blankets on the bed so it's nice.

In the late afternoon we walked back down to the Zocalo and to the market and then back home. We bought milk and chocolate and some lovely little baked treats and went back to the Le Git de Sol to enjoy.

We went to bed early as the next day we were taking the 7:30 am bus to Palenque.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Palenque Videos 2013

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Palenque on my Birthday & The Bow & Arrow!

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Well it was the best birthday EVER! I don't know how it all came about because I had planned it differently but we ended up in Palenque on my birthday.

 I couldn't have planned it better. It just all came together. Angel, my cherub, she got the bow & arrow she had been dreaming about since the start of our trip. 

I managed to video it all. It was touch and go because my good camera broke and my computer broke but luckily I had a back up camera. 

So here we are in Palenque, checking out her new bow and arrow that she bought just as we came arrived. 

Photos by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Photos by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2013

Note: we walked all the way from El Panchan. 

We had taken the bus and decided to walk because I wasn't sure how much that bow would cost and we were very low on pesos.

As it was it all turned out fantastic, later we went for a lovely meal at the restaurant and then the next day we went to Agua Azul

Even though it rained it was great. Keep watching as I add more videos. :D

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chacahuas Tours Zipolite

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

We were fortunate to go on a boat tour while in Zipolite with Chacahuas Tours. Check out the videos.

Chacahuas Tours Zipolite
Jamie Arvea Rodriguez
Promotor Turistico

Playa Zipolite
San Pedro Pochutla
Oaxaca Mexico
Telefono: 9581065868
Facebook: Jaime Arvea Rodriguez

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2013

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2013

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2013

Photos by Tina Winterlik © 2013

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