4th of July in Mexico

Music as Medicine

Bajadock: Morning music starts before my coffee.

Casa Magnolia Restaurante


Visited Casa Magnolia Restaurante for the first time this week.  It has been on my to do list for a while.

Aaron, our host and server this evening, greeted us at the door.  We had our choice of seats on a slow Tuesday evening.

Menus, beverages, salsa, chips and bread all came quickly and with a smile.  The menu was huge, which is usually a bad indicator.  But, one of us liked the description of the chef’s special ceviche.


We then asked Aaron for his favorite dishes on the menu.  The stuffed chicken, Camarones Baja, ribeye, pescado a la plancha and tuna were among his recommendations.

We ordered the octopus appetizer, pescado a la plancha and the coktel campecana and shared.


pulpo y papas


pescado a la plancha




shock for octopus enemies


Lots of plates in the $10 to $15 USD range.


Location is on Costero, across from Playa Hermosa, the big municipal beach.


Nice view from our table.

Magnolia (facebook site) is a must for seafood lovers that enjoy a comfy, upscale atmosphere and a solid dining value.  Will be back soon.  646-176-6592

La Bufadora 4th of July

16.10 Pesos for $1USD

Dollar hits new highest price in history: $ 16.10 pesos

He climbed 9 cents more

Dollar hits new highest price in history: $ 16.10 SDR pesosARCHIVO
 CCby Elizabeth Rosales

WORLD.- According to Banamex retaken by El Universal , on Wednesday we woke up with a new maximum price in the history of the dollar, selling at $ 16.10 pesos , implying an increase of 9 cents compared to yesterday’s close.

Your purchase price also rose nine cents, trading at $ 15.79 pesos . A record for the dollar, whose price has climbed for several reasons. Among them:

  • The financial crisis in Greece
  • A strong economy in the US (with better employment opportunities)
  • A rate hike by the Fed

To understand how the Greek situation affects the dollar , we invite you to read a previous article by clicking here .

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Costero Blvd Opens, Maybe

El Mexicano

ENSENADA.- Given the large number of tourists from the United States, on the occasion of Independence Day of the country’s northern neighbor, which is celebrated on July 4, the state government decided, in coordination with the companies that are responsible works, open a northern part of the body of Coastal Boulevard Lazaro Cardenas del Rio.

Both the delegate of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Urban State (Sidu) in this county, as the spokesman for the three companies that are responsible for the urban regeneration of the boulevard, Gunther Padilla Martinez, Development reported that about giving the greatest possible facilities for good reception of visitors to the different businesses that exist on that road.

They add that the objective is to drive to Ensenada as an attractive tourist destination and improve the conditions of transfer of thousands of visitors on that occasion are expected to reach this position, starting Friday afternoon and stay until Sunday afternoon.

They noted that this openness had already planned and thereby provide trade opportunities and local tourism sector.

Both explained that the work of urban regeneration and road equipment in this part of the policy of rehabilitation and modernization of urban and road infrastructure of the State Government.

“We are in the final phase of the work, which will be completed in full by the end of July; However, progress so far allows us to start with the opening of roads in sections. The first of these, from street Gastélum to Macheros, will be opened on July 4, for the weekend to be used by tourists to be received and taking advantage of the celebration of the Independence of the United States. The second tranche of Macheros Castle Street, will open to vehicular traffic from July 11, “they expressed the informants.

The difference in progress, explciaron, is that in the second leg taking place underground water connections, drainage and storm most important, so that the work required more time there than in the first tranche.

He recalled that the urban regeneration and tourism facilities Boulevard, comprising 1 kilometer of road from street to street Gastélum Castle; where the water pipe replacement, sanitary sewer and storm system inlets and discharges of water, reconstruction of roads with cement concrete, reordering of crosswalks, curbs and sidewalks, reconstruction and correction of laps left lanes includes, besides painting and marking.

On the quality of works, he said they have strict controls regarding the structure and materials used as well as the commitment of the -local construction all- do a work worthy of our port.

“Before the state government received the work will be watching for any damage or situation that may arise in any case be corrected. Even after the work is delivered and received, there is a term for hidden defects in which reconstruction can also be demanding, “said Cuevas Ceseña.

He stressed that there is constant coordination with municipal transit authorities, which are present in all meetings on the work, to avoid the heavy traffic using this road, whose main purpose is to improve the image of the main tourist entrance to the city, as well as provide security and better equipment for pedestrians and tourists in the commercial area.

Bajdock: below is the scene at Costero and Macheros 2 weeks ago.  This intersection(McD/Oxxo) will be the southern border of the first Costero inland lanes opening this weekend.  Hope this helps the shop owners, because my forecast for traffic is a MESS!


foto por Bajadock

Mexican Cerveza by the Glass


Mexico is a brewer country. On average, each year, every Mexican consumes 60 liters of beer which makes the beverage most consumed in our country. And they are doing wrong.

You should always drink beer in glass. “No matter if it is a commercial or artisanal brand,” says Guillermo Ysusi , Beer Brewers Mexico Server an organization that brings together the leading producers of craft beer of the country.

The reason is simple. When pouring the drink into a glass, the beer starts to lose gas (carbon dioxide) and this is important for two reasons. The first: avoid bloating and heaviness many people usually associated with beer . Thus, he explained Ysusi, the gas is not trapped in the stomach.

The second, and equally important, is that the escaping CO 2aromas in beer are volatilized and allow better appreciate its organoleptic qualities . This would not be possible in the bottled beverage is released through the small mouth.

Better perceive the aromas, by the way, can identify a defect in beer, in production or old ingredients I rancid. “There are unwanted flavors in beer as very strong smell of butter or cheese odor. Another one is a sour smell; in this case we must identify if this is not a characteristic of a sour beer, which has aromas of vinegar or sour, or an infection in another style of beer, “ said Guillermo Ysusi.

If your beer smells addition carton there may be past his prime.

What is the ideal glass for each beer?


There are a host of specially designed glasses and cups for drinking beer. As in the case of wines, it determines how to highlight the qualities of each beverage which in turn has unique characteristics. Although there are many designs, these are the main ones:

Strong and resilient, the jar is essential between the frets from home. This glass is ideal for lighter and more gas because its wide mouth allows release beers. It also helps preserve longer the ideal temperature of the drink.

Flute glass type
By the way, this glass allows the bubbles to rise steadily and that the gas off easily, which helps to perceive even the most subtle flavors in a beer. Therefore it is recommended to use clear drinking beers. As a bonus, you can better appreciate the tones of liquid.

Pilsner type glass
This glass allows better appreciate the color and golden hues of beer. Its slightly wider mouth helps volatilization of aromas and retain longer foam which prevents oxidation of the liquid. Due to its characteristics it is ideal for wheat beers, especially the German known as Weizen.

glass are to the representative of the bars and English pubs. The paint is generic. Its use is not advantageous to appreciate a beer, only more concentrated odors. The plus is that it is easier to store, why bartenders and owners prefer.

Yes, even the beer is drunk in glasses. This is the best choice to drink beers with complex aromas and flavors as well as a higher percentage of alcohol. Its shape concentrates the flavors in the median mouth and, if necessary, can be taken with the palm of your hand to warm the liquid, evaporation of the alcohol content and allowing greater expression of aromas.

Now that you know what the best way to drink beer, will you do the usual?

Bajadock: knowing how to serve beer and with whom to share it is of vital importance in gaining the full spirit of the Mexican experience.


Pemex Full/Short Pour Map


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Venus and Jupiter

Venus and Jupiter converge in the night sky!

Venus and Jupiter converge in the night sky!


SPACE 06.29.15

In these last days of June, two of the brightest in the night sky planets offer us a magnificent spectacle. For all sky watchers on Earth, Venus and Jupiter are gone acerando since the beginning of the month, and appear to converge completely tomorrow (June 30), resembling an intensely bright planet in the sky.

The most attractive of the astronomical phenomenon not need binoculars or telescopes to admire, as the brightness is so intense that it can be seen with the naked eye, even at certain hours can be seen in the day.

In addition the event will be visible from anywhere in the world, you just have to look west for a couple of hours after sunset.

If you have a telescope, the view will be even better, NASA says that observers may see Venus as a crescent waning and Jupiter surrounded by its moons.

Of course Venus and Jupiter are not approaching each other, a distance of more than 800 million kilometers still divides them. But it would seem that approach because both planets because of where the two planets are is their orbits around the sun.

The glowing convergence happen on the night of June 30 in Mexico and other Western countries and 1 July in the countries that are to the east.

In the following video (in English) equipment NASA Science explains the movement of both planets during the month of June:

Hill Intervals Week 3


This hill workout is located on the road from Colonia Puerto Escondido down to the hidden beach in Punta Banda, south of Ensenada.  This “ramp” is a 19% grade with 249 feet of vertical climb in just under 1/4 mile distance.

Did 10 repeat intervals and hit the wall at interval #8, ouch.  Enjoyed the pain of the last two climbs plus 300 more feet of climbing to get back home.  Total vertical climb this day was 2,849 feet, just over 1/2 mile.

June has been a very solid training month.  Had a breakthrough in performance, metabolism and body fat % last week.  Will I maintain this consistent effort?



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