Cabo Dancing Chefs welcome G20 summit

As the countdown soon halts to the next G20 Summit, proudly hosted by MEXICO and most particularly by your friends here in Los Cabos, our towns are looking, feeling and demonstrating true pride , culture, color and sincere Welcome to our special guests.

 

In case you are not familiar with this Event, the Group of Twenty, or G20, is an informal forum for discussion between advanced and emerging countries that seeks to strengthen international cooperation and ensure global economic stability. The G20 originated in the 1998 Asian economic crisis. 

In the wake of the international financial crisis that erupted in 2008, the most serious since the Great Depression (1929), the G20 began to meet at a Leaders’ level, and has since become the most important forum for global economic and financial cooperation and discussion.

The G20 is the premier forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the international economic and financial agenda. It brings together the world’s major advanced and emerging economies.

Want to learn more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TbxeqriJjsY

And:  http://www.g20.org/index.php

This 2 day official event (June 16th-19th, 2012) is attracting delegations from around the planet to our picturesque region and we are geared up to receive them.

Heads of State, First Ladies, right and left hands and entire entourages will be exploring and enjoying our percious and unique area. I just hope they are not too distracted with the magical beauty of Los Cabos and lose the focus on their busy schedules.

 

Some of our Guests and G20 Members are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (made up of 19 countries). Invitees are: Spain (permanent guest), Benin, Cambodia, Chile and Colombia.

In honor and preparation of hosting such a focal Event, our government has done an admirable job of beautifying our surroundings (as if that was possible…) to ensure a memorable passage to our +10,000 guests and visitors.

All eyes perched on Los Cabos from around the globe means hightened security, improved roads, refreshed paint, a brand new and stunning Los Cabos Convention Center and much more you need to see.

As this sweeping wave rolls into town, we ready ourselves to say to our guests:

Bienvenidos • Willkommen • добро пожаловать Karşılama Welkom

Boas-vindas Selamat Datangترحيب Bienvenue • Welcome

We, the Salsa and Salsa’s Dancing Chefs Victoria, Sharon, Suzanne are particularly proud to be part of this exciting G20 Event! Our tour promises to add fun and new learnings to our guests while visiting our truly unique and captivating region.

We look forward to the opportunities to entertain you and your friends upon your return to us only next time, with pure distractions on your schedules.

Dancing Chef Cherine

Salsa and Salsa Los Cabos

 

References http://www.g20.org

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The Sacred Mayan Journey

The Maya civilization blossomed in the southeast  of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and parts of Honduras and El Salvador between the years 250–900 AD. The Maya were, in many experts’ view the most brilliant civilization of pre-Hispanic America. Their knowledge of astronomy, mathematics and astrology, amaze scholars until this day. The Mayan heritage can be appreciated in the many temples complexes in the Yucatan peninsula.

 

Religion was present in every facet of Maya life. They believed in predestination and followed a complex astrology. To win the gods’ favours they carried out elaborate rituals involving dances, feasts and sacrifices. One of the most mystical and beautiful rituals that was carried out was no doubt the sacred journey from Xcaret to Cozumel island. The Mayan word for Cozumel is Cuzamil which means ‘Island of the Swallows’.

 

For the Maya the sea was a two-faced authority. On the one hand the sea represented food and commerce. On the other hand the sea was seen as a dangerous place and an entrance to the underworld ‘Xibalbá’.  The sacred journey was performed to make requests to the goddess Ixchel (goddess of midwifery and medicine). In the early 16th century, Maya women seeking to ensure a fruitful marriage would travel to the sanctuary of Ixchel on the island of Cozumel, the most important place of pilgrimage after Chichén Itza. With the arrival of the Spanish this rite disappeared.

 

The journey today……

This ritual of Mayan navigation was revived in the past decade, with a strict adherence to historical clothing, rituals, dance, music, gifts and canoes. This unique adventure and unrivalled experience takes place in May and is open to the general public. Currently there are over three hundred participants in the Sacred Journey every year. Find out more about this topic on www.travesiasagradamaya.com.mx

Being born and raised on the island of Cozumel I do feel like it is a very sacred place, which warms your heart and if you leave, it always calls you back. I am happy to see that so many people from across the globe get to see this beautiful place, like our dancing chefs that visit us everyday. This is why I wanted to share with you the history of the place that I very proudly call ‘home’.

Love,

Dancing Chef Amanda.

 

P.S And because I love food, I also wanted to share with you a quick vegetarian recipe that’s perfect for a rushed day.

 

 

 

Three-layer Quesadilla (1 portion)

Ingredients:

2 flour or corn tortillas

Grated cheese of your preference

Red Salsa

Sour cream

Preparation:

Place grated cheese on top of 1 tortilla and cover with the other tortilla.

Heat a skillet (without oil or butter) or ‘comal’ and place the quesadilla inside. Heat on both sides until the cheese has melted.

Pour homemade red salsa on top and a spoon full of sour cream.

And all ready to go! Quick, easy and delicious!!!! OLE!!!!!!!!

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