Sunday, April 14, 2013

COOL PLACES AROUND THE WORLD: Chaparro - cocina mexicana (Berlin, Germany)

Chaparro is a small, modern, fairly authentic Mexican restaurant, located in the bohemian Kreuzberg neighborhoood of Berlin, Germany. They offer tacos, tortas, burritos, and more, and have both meat and vegetarian (including vegan) options for all of these. They also sell Mexican beer, good mezcal, and fresh corn tortillas.

Chaparro es un pequeño, moderno, y bastante auténtico restaurant mexicano, ubicado en la zona bohemia de Kreuzberg, en Berlin, Alemania. Ofrecen tacos, tortas, burritos, y más, también en versión vegetariana (y vegana). También venden cervezas mexicanas, buen mezcal, y tortillas de maiz recién hechas.

Address: Wienerstr. 15-A (Kreuzberg), Berlin, Germany



Vegetarian/Vegan: Most of the main dishes (burritos, tortas, enchiladas, etc.) come in vegetarian and vegan versions.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anita's Animals (San Juan Cosala, Mexico), revisited

Whenever I'm in Guadalajara, Mexico, I make a point of taking the one hour trip to San Juan Cosala, on Lake Chapala, either by car (when my friends aren't busy and can give me a ride) or by bus. The reason I go there is to visit my friend Anita (Strehlow), who runs Anita's Animals, a private no-kill animal refuge for the abandoned dogs and cats of the region. I find Anita's selfless dedication to the strays inspiring, and I try to help her out in whatever way I can. Here's a video I made with footage that I recorded during my last visit to the sanctuary.

Anita needs our financial support, so please share the video, and help keep the sanctuary running by donating money (or if you live in the area, food or other supplies).