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Reborn in the temazcal: A traditional native Mexican American purification ceremony Jeffrey R. Bacon

We sit in darkness, on an earthen floor. Hot vapor condenses and drips down my skin as I hug my knees against my chest and breathe lightly to cool the scalding vapor before it reaches my lungs. The bea... read more

Puente de Ojuela in Durango: a 19th century suspension bridge from Mexico's mining heyday Jeffrey R. Bacon

In a single second, excitement, awe, terror, and fascination passed through my mind, as I began the walk across Mapimi Municipality's Ojuela Bridge, in the Chihuahuan Desert, of eastern Durango, Mexico... read more

Durango's colonial architecture: eleven quarry stone gems Jeffrey R. Bacon

Many of the city of Durango's important architectural gems, some dating back to the 16th century, still stand today; they provide a colonial backdrop for Durango's strolling residents and tourists alike. read more

Wildflower hunting in Durango Jeffrey R. Bacon

Driving across the state of Durango, flowers paint each region's landscapes with local colors. Wildflower lovers enjoy Durangan flowers nearly all year long because a few hardy species tough out the re... read more

Durango Beef Stew: Caldillo Duranguense Karen Hursh Graber

This is probably the most famous dish to come from the state of Durango, and can be prepared with beef, pork, or the dried, shredded meat called machaca. If made with beef, a cut called bola, rum... read more

The Food of Durango, Mexico's Wild West Karen Hursh Graber

The northwestern Mexican state of Durango, a fantasyland of rugged mountains, pine forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, fertile valleys and yucca-strewn desert is perhaps best known as the location for ... read more

Unforgettable Durango Salvador Cabada

FROM FAR AWAY I am wondering about my state of Durango, Mexico. I am wondering how much rain has fallen on the Sierra Madre Occidental today or how congested traffic got in Durango City, the state's ca... read more

Gomez Palacio and Torreon: Mexico's desert surprises Tony Burton

Three sets of twins - two of them unusual tourist delights - await the intrepid traveller who explores the area around the industrial cities of Gómez Palacio and Torreón in northern Mexico. The firs... read more

Pancho Villa 1878-1923

Mexconnect writers explore the many faces of Francisco "Pancho" Villa, a key figure in the Mexican Revolution. read more
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