Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cervecería de Colima

Cervecería de Colima

“La Cervecería de Colima” is a new Mexican brewery located in the town of El Trapiche, Cuauhtemoc in the state of Colima in Mexico. The brewery dedicates all its hard work into perfecting its three unique handcrafted beers for international sale and distribution. 

Our branding proposal is a modern visual translation of every distinguished traditional element from Colima and its surroundings, such as its magnificent local Colima volcano. We developed a friendly, simple-looking brand that honours the human touch and workmanship behind every product.

Three craft beers were brewed to mark the beginning of the brand’s legacy. First, the main one: Colimita, the beer from the earth and favorite of the sun. Second, Páramo, a Pale Ale inspired by the whisperings in the streets of Comala. And finally, Ticús, relative of the crow, Cervecería de Colima’s dark beer. From light to dark labels and bright colored caps, the bottles' design resemble the uniqueness and the hard work behind each individual brew.

Cervecería de Colima
Carretera Colima-Guadalajara Km. 5
28550 El Trapiche, COL

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Colima best place to live, says survey

The city of Colima, capital of the state of the same name, is considered by its residents to be the best place to live in Mexico, according to the National Quality of Life Index.

Colima moved up from fourth place in last year’s results to knock out 2013 winner Querétaro, which placed third this year. The capital city of Yucatán, Mérida, moved from third place to second.

Other top-ranking cities were Aguascalientes, which jumped from eighth place to fourth, and Monterrey, which came in fifth. Durango made a big jump from 21st to 10th place.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Guillermo Ríos and dancing dogs of Colima

Dancing Dogs are one of the best known symbols of Colima . Contrary to what you think they are not dancing or fighting. These dogs represent the transfer of power from generation to generation. The old dog transmitting their knowledge, wisdom and experience that prepares the young to the succession.

The dogs are Xoloitzcuintles, also called Mexican hairless dog, an ancient pre-Hispanic race. These dogs, according to Aztec mythology, accompanied the deceased and guided his soul to the underworld so sacrificed and buried with him. In the state of Colima found a large number of graves containing clay figures with the representation of these dogs.

The photo is the work of Guillermo Ríos and his prehispanic figures Alcalá, master of Mexican folk art.

Guillermo Ríos y los perros danzantes de Colima

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Volcán de Fuego Erupts

Mexican Volcano of Fire has erupted shooting an ash column 5 kilometers into the air and covering towns as far as 25 kilometers from the peak.

Mexico's federal civil defense office said that no injuries or evacuations have been reported as Colima volcano spewed hot, dry rock and gases two kilometers from the crater at about 12:24 local time.

"We recommend that people cover their nose and mouth, protect sources of potable water, and avoid dumping ash in drainage systems because it hardens with moisture," national civil protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente told Foro television.

For now, the situation does not present a risk to the population, however, the Interior Ministry will send a team to conduct an evaluation of the activity at the crater. The team will be headed by the Director General of Civil Protection, Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem, and staff from the National Center for Disaster Prevention.

Ash fall is reported in the municipalities of Tonila, Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Quesería, and Colima, at distances of up to 25 kilometers from the volcano.

The 3,820-meter volcano lies 690 kilometers northwest of Mexico City, on the border of Colima and Jalisco states and is considered to be one of the most dangerous in North America.

Mexico's Colima Volcano Spouts Ash, Hot Rock

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Feria de Todos los Santos Colima 2014

The Halloween Fair will come to Colima in 2014 and take place on the heroes of Chapultepec Avenue from October 31 until November 17, three weeks making these the most important weeks throughout Colima. As is usual in this show we will be able to enjoy with our families arena , village theater , casino fair, sporting and cultural events, a lovely shopping area, 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pajaro Bandera

"tzinitzcan" (nahuatl)
Trogon mexicanus Swainson 1827 (TROGONIDAE)

The forests surrounding the Laguna La Maria; the volcano of Colima and Sierra Manantlán -Municipios Comala and Minatitlan (Biosphere Reserve) are inhabited by one of the rarest bird species in Mexico: the bandera bird, a close relative of the quetzal, distinguished for having the green, white and red feathers.

In 2000, in the Biosphere Reserve of Manantlán, Jalisco, this species was used as a symbol of environmental pride, and as charismatic species to encourage support for the Reserve, in order to induce the reduction of forest fires caused by agricultural activities. This campaign lasted three years, generating positive results for species conservation and the environment.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1,500-year-old shaman discovered in Colima grave

Ancient shaman discovered in Mexican tomb: 1,500-year-old sculpture found guarding bodies in underground shaft

-- The tomb, complete with the figure, was uncovered by archaeologists in the city of Villa de Alvarez in Colima, Mexico
-- Six pots of different sizes and human bones were found in the underground burial chamber along with the figure, which measures around 20 inches
-- Few of the statues have been found intact as many have fallen victim to grave robbers in the region

  • The site

    The Shaman

    He has been guarding a tomb for over 1,500 years.

    And only now have a team of archaeologists come across a shaman sculpture in an underground burial chamber in the state of Colima, Mexico.

    It is unusual to find one of the statues intact as many have fallen victim to tomb raiders over the centuries.
    The sculpture has a long face and holds a weapon - probably an axe - to guard the shaft tomb which was covered over by slabs of volcanic rock.

    It was uncovered by archaeologists at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) who have become the first people to see the sculpture in hundreds of years.

    Archaeologist Marco Zavaleta explained that the model was found in the entrance of an underground funerary space in Villa de Alvarez.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Laguna El Naranjal

    Laguna El Naranjal is located just outside the small community of El Naranjal. It's an artificial lake created for recreation and has recently received improvement monies from the Federal Government. Camp sites have a grill, there are public bathrooms every day. On weekends and holidays there will be restaurants, a store, rentals and a Zip Line.

    Easiest way to get there is pass through Comala and continue up the hill until you reach the Laguna de Carrizalillo turnoff to the right. El Naranjal is 3-4 kilometers past Carrizalillo which is basically the end of the road. Some of the best Volcano views around.

    Saturday, February 01, 2014

    Festejos Charro Taurinos Villa de Álvarez, 2014.

    The Festejos Charro Taurinos Villa de Álvarez, 2014 starts on Feb 7th with a night horse parade and continues with various events until the Feb 24th.

    Bullfighting celebrations Charro Villa de Alvarez, Colima, Mexico.

    Traditional and ancient Celebration Taurinos Charro, has for its visitors countless elements that make it unique in its kind. The Petatera (bullring built of wood, ropes and mats), horseback riding and mojigangos, the receptions, the rodeos and clowns, formal runs, competitions, exhibitions, rides, horsemanship, sports events and cultural, but above all the hospitality, friendliness and warmth of its people.

    Charro Taurinos

    Julion Alvarez

    Festejos Charro Taurinos Villa de Álvarez 2014 - Official Site

    Monday, January 20, 2014

    Colima Classic Car Show 2014

    Colima Classic Car Show 2014. 18 y 19 de enero. Jardín del Hotel Misión Colima

    Looks like we missed it as it took place this last weekend.   I wouldn't drive far to see a show like this but if I was in the area .... there's few cars older than me.   It's fun

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