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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, July 31, 2020, 19:48 (85 days ago)


https://youtu.be/1SO1H48beNM

As of this afternoon Zihuatanejo has accumulated a total of 679 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 57 which resulted in fatalities. As of yesterday there were 279 confirmed active cases.

I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to Carol and her Rice & Beans program that continues feeding families who otherwise would be pawning what they still haven't pawned or selling whatever they have left to sell to try make ends meet, because many local families have had no income for the past 5 months.
Please make a donation to Carol's Rice & Beans Program

Hardly a tourist around today, but locals continue being more cooperative about wearing masks. The weak link continues being Transporte Público, and although attention has been called to this problem for weeks, the municipal government has done little more than pay lip service to having drivers and passengers comply with the mandatory use of facemasks and safe hygiene practices, especially in combis and Urvans.

Got another light dose of rain last night that made sleeping quite comfortable. But this morning the sun rose extremely bright, it seemed. Just another day of PERFECT WEATHER in paradise.

Though we remain under our Semáforo Naranja, Zihuatanejo feels like a giant slowly awakening from hibernation. Hotels and vacation lodgings continue working hard to make sure they are prepared to receive guests safely. The tourists who stay at them apparently spend much less time out and about but instead remain close to their lodging. Some are taking advantage of other services, but apart from some restaurants, some tour operators and some fishing captains there aren't a lot of services to take advantage of. But we're working on fixing that, too.

If you haven't already, please consider making reservations and sending in your deposit to local lodging operators via the links to their websites listed here.

Directory of Hotels in Zihuatanejo

Typical evening sky lately
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by ladybug @, Barra de Potosi, Friday, July 31, 2020, 20:14 (85 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob, we are hanging in there with delivering 300 food hampers per week, for some colonias the need has increased, very few have been reduced as people return to work. The at risk people that we are helping are pretty much the non permanent staff from hotels, restuarants and stores. One colonia captain didn't have cell phone credit and didn't recieve the message to pick up. We decided to gamble and deliver fruits, vegetables and eggs to some of the more at risk communities. We hope if they don't have to take a bus to get healthy food to supplement their food hampers we might stave off a few more cases. It increased the cost of the basic food hamper by 109 pesos but we hope it will pay off. People are desperate, they can't pay their power bills, they are afraid of what is to come, they have next to nothing left. We are being asked to help with medicine, power bills, gas for their stoves, shoes for their growing kids. It is hard to say no but food is more important.
Scotiabank and Amistad Canada are doing their Marathon Virtually so one of our volunteers is going to run that campaign to try and raise more funds for the Rice and Beans program.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Friday, July 31, 2020, 21:10 (85 days ago) @ ladybug

Thank you for all the work you and your volunteers are doing to help the community in this way!

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

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by connie, Friday, July 31, 2020, 22:11 (85 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I'm trying to send some decent $$ to Carol, but PayPal hasn't worked for me for weeks. No way to contact them, except for "message crap" which doesn't work. Any other ways or ideas? The Canadian option doesn't work, since I'm not Canadian, although
I wish I were most of the time. Thanks.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 06:02 (85 days ago) @ connie

I just use my credit card to donate with, press the donate button after you use Rob’s link.

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by 1945gypsy ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 09:39 (84 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Donated today

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by Dougschuler @, Denver, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 15:32 (84 days ago) @ 1945gypsy

I send my money to Zihua using Xoom. Usually is instant

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by Harriet ⌂ @, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 21:39 (84 days ago) @ Dougschuler

Just donated again. Thank you,Carol!

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Harriet
http://www.viewcondozihua.com/