I am an advocate of slowing to almost a stop when speed bumps appear high enough to scar mufflers and rattle dental repairs. I believe in seat belts. At my age, I need all the stability I can get.
I always wear my seat belt when zipping around and about Mexico in our 1998 Volkswagen bug, purchased new when we got serious about going international. My safety routine is to buckle up before starting the engine. On one particular day...
How this very rural elementary school has risen from nothing to something special is a stunning success story. The small Nayar... read more
I repeat: Contrary to rumor, many years and extensive travels in Mexico do not qualify me as a know-it-all, A-1 infallible exp... read more
Road signs in Mexico © Bill Begalke, 2000 I am an advocate of slowing to almost a stop when speed bumps appear high enough to... read more
The biggest event of its kind in Latin America, the International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato, takes place in the mid... read more
As we settle into the crisp autumn months and adapt cooking techniques and ingredients to the change of seasons, it seems like... read more
Anise is a favorite flavor in Mexico, especially in cookies. Traditional bakers use lard, good old porky fat, but butter works... read more
A Huichol friend of mine, Juan Bautista Carillo, came up with the idea of a trilingual edition (Huichol, Spanish, English) of ... read more
Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of November.... read more
Corn was the crop of choice 17 years ago when we landed in Mexico, on the shores of Lake Chapala. Everybody who had a patch of... read more
Like a shimmering mirage that lasts only until your next blink, the Tuesday Market, or tianguis, appears once a week at dawn, ... read more
Much of the novel, which takes place in 1982, is about the Huichols and Richter means "to introduce the reader to the Huichol ... read more
This is an account of the annual procession of La Virgen de Zapopan from te Cathedral in Guadalajara to her home in the Basili... read more