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Gayla Pierce
San Diego, CA
Interests: Food, folk art, Mexico and my beloved Maine Coon Cats Allie, Gopher and Xuxa
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Tecate sprawls out over the starkly beautiful, rocky hills about 25 miles East of Tijuana, or 45 miles East of downtown San Diego and is readily accessible from either. With only about 320,000 inhabitants life flows along at a slower... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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Somewhere between Merída and Valladolid lies the little town of Hoctun. It's not particularly notworthy, and in the blink of an eye you could miss it passing by. But don't blink or you'll miss some of the most unusual cemetary... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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My friend Cristina once asked me why I was involved with Slow Food Urban San Diego . And, as a board member, I darn well better be able to answer the question. So...why am I involved? Ah, let me count... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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If there is one thing women traveling in Mexico learn very quickly, it is that not only are the embroidered blouses colorful, they are also are cool, comfortable and easily laundered. After dining at Marganzo one evening, and seeing the... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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And now, just for fun, and because all the photos turned out...the Maya Months The Maya are famous for their astronomy and their astrology, both of which were sophisticated, complex and accurate. Their grasp and understanding of the sky and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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Ek Balam - Black Jaguar. Like those big black cats there is something rather slinky and seductive about Ek Balam. It could be the light. It could be the lush, deeply green jungle foliage. Or it could simply be the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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If "location, location, location" is a basic tenent for successful real estate investments, then the Maya that settled Cobá must have been some of the earliest investors. The Yucatan is flat, very flat. It is dry, very dry, and even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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"It is my belief that while the high level of culture of any country can be found in its fine arts, it is also vital that we should be able to examine and enjoy the proofs of the culture of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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I go to Mexico the way other people go to Italy, France, or San Francisco...frequently and for the food. One of the things that always keeps me coming back are the mercados (markets); fresh and colorful each one vibrates with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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Picture it, the year is 1552, you're young Spaniards fresh off the conquest and you've just been asked to construct your order's first church in a foreign, and often strange, new world. Your objective is to create a space conducive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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The first thing about Valladolid is figuring out how to pronounce it. It doesn't exactly roll right off an English speaker's tongue. Phonetically, it'spronounced Va-ya-doe-leed. Say it fast 3 times and your tongue will not trip over it, and you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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Well, after a short hiatus - okay 2+ years is not a short hiatus - and a few bumps in the road of life I'm back and I've got something to say. 13 days traveling through the Yucatan proved enough... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at The Dining Diva
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