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Cancun to Oaxaca - The bus ride of 27 pedicures Geri Anderson

My friends asked, “You’re going by bus? Why?” I rationalized about all the experiences I’d have to write about. After vacationing for a week in the Yucatan, I was heading back to Oaxaca, where ... read more

Mexico: a visit to Patzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan, Tequila and Mazatlan Karen Blue

Two of my life-long friends from California have been visiting with me the past two weeks. This is Marcy's third visit. It's Nancy's first. I'm always nervous about first-time visitors. Will they see M... read more

Trailer tales from La Bufadora, Baja California Vee Webber

Anyone you talk to in Baja with a roof over their head has a story or two to go with the roof. Jack Smith of Los Angeles Times, joyfully chronicled his home building adventures in his book, God and Mr.... read more

Friday nights in Guadalajara Camille Collins

I had had a bad day. I had gone back to work after being sick for three days with the flu. People who were supposed to pay didn't. My appointment this morning didn't work out as well as I could have ho... read more

Tell Me About Tamazunchale Discussion Thread Forum

You are talking about one of the most beautiful regions in Mexico: la Huasteca. Four states meet in this extraordinary area: San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Veracruz and Tamaulipas. This is mountain, river, lake and dense forest country. Water is everywhere, as flowers and green and life.

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Busing From Cancun to Chichen Itza Discussion Thread Forum

I was wondering what type of bus service there is between Cancun and Chichen Itza, and if that service accomodates luggage. I'm thinking that I can possibly catch the tour bus from Chichen Itza to Club Oasis Akumal. Has anyone done this before? I would like to avoid renting a car. Also, I know there are several nice hotels at Chichen Itza, any suggestions? read more

Mazamitla: its scenery, kitchens and customs Tony Burton

One of the prettiest towns in the state of Jalisco is Mazamitla, set high in the pineclad mountains near the Michoacan border. Among its many attractions are some fine restaurants specialising in Mexic... read more

Traveling in Mexico by car, plane, bus and taxi Karen Blue

Is driving in Mexico safe? Can I take my young children in the car? Are the toll roads expensive? There are so many questions and stories about driving in Mexico. Unless you're in Chiapas, driving is ... read more

Driving - Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta? Discussion Thread Forum

I'm driving fro Guadalajara to PV and back. I would appreciate comments on routes and places to visit and things to see. Via Manzanillo ? Via Tepic, San Blas ? Hola!!!

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About San Miguel Discussion Thread Forum

I am curious about this place. I have heard it described in relation to the gringos at least, as a rather bitchy art colony but students come and go. What is the nature of the more permanent expat community?? Can any help?

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Venta Prieta, Hidalgo Discussion Thread Forum

I'm interested in information on the small "native" Jewish community in Venta Prieta, Hgo. (just outside of Pachuca) and would be grateful for anything that anyone might know about it.

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Real de Catorce: An outpost of progress Anthony Wright

He's stranded in Real de Catorce. His broken-down vehicle is without license plates, his Mexican tourist visa expired four months ago, and he has no money. A 20-year-old Alaskan tattoo designer of an... read more

Business Mexico picks the best of '98 Ron Mader

Critics assess the Net as being a mile wide and an inch deep. And, yes, too many Mexico-related websites reflect that same kind of superficiality. But as we head into a new year, it's the time to issue... read more

Mexcaltitan, Nayarit: an island city in the swamp Sophie Annan Jensen

The mangrove swamps of Mexico’s Pacific Coast shelter a seldom-visited jewel of a day-trip destination. Legend has it that the man-made island city of Mexcaltitan, was Aztlan, the ancient home of th... read more

The mining towns of San Luis Potosí, Mexico Tony Burton

Both the name and the coat-of-arms of San Luis Potosi recall the tremendous importance of mining to Mexico's economy. Called Potosí in emulation of the mines of that name high in the Bolivian Andes, t... read more

Impressions of Mexico: interview with a couple from Calgary Karen Blue

This month, I'm interviewing a couple from Alberta, Canada who've come for a six-week vacation. This is the end of their third week. I actually met Julia and Marc over the Internet as a result of this ... read more

Bringing your boat to Mexico

The following article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Consul General in Austin Texas. It first appeared in their : September 1996 - Austin, Texas - Ye... read more

La Paz, Baja California Sur Sophie Annan Jensen

For a city named Peace, it has a rather grim history. A Spanish expedition sailed into the bay in 1533; the leader and several of his soldiers were killed by the indigenous residents soon after, by som... read more

Oases on the Sea of Cortez Sophie Annan Jensen

The rugged Baja California peninsula and the Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California, have been bewitching hardy visitors for decades. Some of the early fans were John Steinbeck and Earl Stanley Gardner, ... read more

Monarch butterflies in Mexico Tony Burton

Early in 1980, exploring various off the beaten track areas of Mexico looking for potential geography fieldwork sites, one fateful Saturday morning found me standing in the main plaza of the small Mich... read more

Jaripeo: Mexico's drive-in rodeo Michael Allan Williams

Juan Mata Ortíz is a small village of potters, farmers and cowboys in Northern Chihuahua. About 30 years ago, an unschooled artistic genius, Juan Quezada, taught himself how to make earthenware jars i... read more

Huellas ...de Santa Cecilia Dale Hoyt Palfrey

November is a festive month here in Ajijic, beginning with the celebrations of All Saints Day and Day of the Dead, and ending with the feast of the village's patron, San Andrés. Invariably the most l... read more

Day of the Dead: things to do around Guadalajara Dale Hoyt Palfrey

In response to all the positive feedback on my Day of the Dead article, here are a few related activities you might pursue in the Guadalajara - Lake Chapala area during late October - early November. I... read more

Tarzana, my Mexican parakeet Nadine Rivera

Excerpt from a work in progress "Have Pets, Will Travel" Curiosity can kill a cat, but in my case, it got me a parakeet. When I first arrived in Mexico, everything fascinated me. In this particular c... read more

Shopping in Mexico: the tianguis Susan Zimmerman

The Aztecs called it tianquiztli, Nahuatl for the marketplace". Modern Mexicans refer to it as the tianguis, mercado sobre ruedas ("market on wheels" - a term used mostly in Mexico City), ... read more
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