Thursday, May 31, 2012

Marci Castro and Robert Drake at the Plaza San Carlos

My wife and I drove to San Jose del Cabo this afternoon to watch our friends Marci Castro and Robert Drake entertain at the new plaza downtown located next to the Tropicana Restaurant. I have never seen the two play together and wow, was it worth the drive. Marci and Robert both play around San Jose and Cabo. Both are very busy so find em and go check out the music. Here's a taste for your pleasure.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Baja Spanish Slang Dictionary

Yes, they exist. Here it is. Online even.   Why might you want one?  Well if you live here and speak some Spanish, it becomes real clear that you don't understand a large percentage of what the locals are telling you. Why? Slang. These guys have more slang than my Uncle and his buddies in Mississippi.

Aggressive mode: Don't just pull some word off the list and sling it out there. Pick a word and read the examples. Say you want to meet a pretty Mexican girl and say something flirty to her. If you click on "mamacita" this example comes up with the definition: "Oye mamacita, que buena estás."

Defensive approach: Keep a pen and notebook with you.  What am I saying? Keep your notes app or your recorder open on your iphone.  Record a phrase that you overhear in conversation.  Figure out what is actually being said. Easy, no?!

This is actually kind of entertaining because of the online, linked setup, you can click on a word and find out it's meaning. Have fun!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Am I Safer Here in Baja than in the States?

Here is another excellent article about safety while traveling in Mexico published by the good folks over at Lonely Planet.  Let me know what you think about this opinion.

Read more:
Are Americans safer in Mexico than at home?