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Old 12-21-2010, 02:49 PM   #121
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Yes, there should always be room in life for dancing

Jefe Diego freed., The political dance in Mexico is acquiring flavor

Never heard cojones in Mexico "too elegant" leave that for Spain, instead HUEVOS

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:23 PM   #122
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Never heard cojones in Mexico "too elegant" leave that for Spain, instead HUEVOS
By the same token, avoid the use of the phrase in a restaurant "¿tiene huevos?", which means something totally different than the more appropriate "¿hay huevos?"
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #123
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Thumb Thanks TP for that dancing goat made my day.

Last time I did that 175 it was dirt in the mountians with loads of pot holes and I was behind a loging truck that only had one chain on the logs. Passing was scary but I would have been dead if that chain broke or the pot holes almost killed me. Captain Tom
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #124
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Last time I did that 175 it was dirt in the mountians with loads of pot holes .....
It's not the pot holes these days, it's the huge sink holes (actually, depressed sink sections) due to the massive settling of the earth from the torrential rains this year. They are marked off with signage but even in the daytime, not very easy to see and process if you're at speed in the twisties. Ergo, nighttime riding is out of the question on that route, if anyone was otherwise inclined to ride at night in Mexico to begin with.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #125
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It's not the pot holes these days, it's the huge sink holes (actually, depressed sink sections) due to the massive settling of the earth from the torrential rains this year. They are marked off with signage but even in the daytime, not very easy to see and process if you're at speed in the twisties. Ergo, nighttime riding is out of the question on that route, if anyone was otherwise inclined to ride at night in Mexico to begin with.
Well, I can only think of one guy.............
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:01 PM   #126
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I forwarded this to Chris Matthews on MSNBC and he claims he caught a thrill going up his leg.

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:16 PM   #127
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By the same token, avoid the use of the phrase in a restaurant "¿tiene huevos?", which means something totally different than the more appropriate "¿hay huevos?"
OK, OK,
one more tip,

in Mexico, if you get to a Bar, and ask for a HUEVOS DE TORO (Bull balls) you will get two of this





and I do not want to get into the meaning of
"Los huevos del Beato Carlos"
which is a high level of mex slang..
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:22 AM   #128
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I'm Very Glad to Mitla

Mitla









After enjoying Hierve el Agua, my plan was to reverse direction and head back in the direction of Oaxaca to see more sites. In this manner, I went the farthest away first, and as I saw more and more sites, I’d be closer and closer to “home”, and could cut short my plan if necessary and daylight dictated. Mitla is almost at the foot of the mountain as you come down from visiting Hierve el Agua. They’re very close together, so in the space of a few hours you can get a geological fix and an archeological fix.

Mitla is one of the most unusual archeological sites in Mexico. However this is not for its size or its grandeur. What Monte Albán was to the center of Zapotec politics, Mitla was to center of Zapotec religion. What makes Mitla unusual is the intricate carved mosaic fretwork on the buildings. There isn’t another site in Mexico where you can see this, or in Mesoamerica for that matter. None of the designs on the individual panels are duplicates, and each is made of individual stones cut and put in place without the use of mortar. The name Mitla comes from the Nahautl word Mictlán, which means place of the dead. It was built as a gateway between the world of the living and the world of the dead, which to the Zapotecs was the second most important event after birth.

One of the biggest differences between Mitla and Monte Albán, other than the fretwork, is location and scale. Monte Albán is on a hill with great views, with many pyramid structures over a fairly large area as you often think of with ancient ruins. Mitla is in a valley, with no similar vistas, and is on a much smaller scale. In fact, unless you read up on the history of the site, which I highly recommend, you might be rather underwhelmed with Mitla if you’re not into history. If anything related to Mesoamerica at all interests you, Mitla Is not to be missed.

Mitla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site









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Old 12-23-2010, 10:39 AM   #129
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MUCHOS HUEVOS 1.5 million amber-glass bottles daily

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OK, OK,
one more tip,

in Mexico, if you get to a Bar, and ask for a HUEVOS DE TORO (Bull balls) you will get two of this





and I do not want to get into the meaning of
"Los huevos del Beato Carlos"
which is a high level of mex slang..
Now I know what they were thinking when desinged that bottle...
1.5 million

Love your reports Trice keep it up
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:32 AM   #130
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It was nice to Mitla! Punny stuff, twice pirouette! I have to put Oaxaca on my dart board now.

(twice pirouette = 2 times, whirling around = moto)
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:32 AM   #131
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I Am really enjoying your rr Trice, even if I am a bit behind in reading.


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a reason to wrap the bananas. ....., specific to banana growing in Mexico. Possible, I guess, but don't know.

Since ethylene helps initiate and stimulate ripening, and mature fruit gives off this gas in small amounts, ripening can be hastened by covering the bunch with a plastic bag.
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Actually the r eason for the plastic covers, and they used to be brown kraft paper bags, has more to do with keeping the fruit shielded from dust, insect bites and sunburn.And it is done in all banana growing countries. Bananas on the tree are for commercial purposes not required to be "ripe" .e.e. yellow. Comercial bananas are picked when mature,as you allude to -,- when they are still very green.Ripe yellow bananas are impossible to transport and would spoil long before reaching market - if they were not already squashed ito a mash in the loaded trucks.
.The ethylene -in-bag scenario only applies to bananas at home when one has bought a bunch which are still green and would be tart tasting.The bag trick speeds the conversion of starches ( or whatever) to sweet sugars.Leaving them at room temp in light would do the same at bit slower rate
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #132
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Better late than never. I'm here.

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:37 PM   #133
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Merry Christmas Milton. Merry Christmas Tricepilot.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:14 AM   #134
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Merry Christmas all !!!
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:44 AM   #135
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Feliz navidad, prospero año y felicidad todos mis amigos amables

Here is one of my gifts this morning:



For a gringo, it doesn't get much better for Mexican cooking in America than this guy. His Topolobampo, Frontera Grill, and Xoco restaurants in Chicago are to die for. His PBS television show "Mexico, One Plate at a Time", is excellent. I have all of his DVDs from that show.

His favorite place in all of Mexico is, of course, Oaxaca
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