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Viva Natura: The revival of a Mexican field guide classic David Kimball

Petr Myska probably didn't think that the book he was writing would be threatened with extinction even before some of the species that were featured in his publication. Myska's work was published in 2007 as A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico. In short form, it is known as "Viva Natura." Only 2000 copies were published... read more

Sombrero Books - books about Mexico

specializing in books about western Mexico, in English and Spanish   Lake Chapala Through the Ages; an anthology of travellers' tales by Tony Burton. (First edition, Sombrero Books, 2008). Join ... read more

First flight - an excerpt from the book: Agave Marias Gloria Marthai

My reprobate pilot is a doctor. His own health problems prompted early retirement to Mexico. When he couldn't pass a health exam for a new flying license, he changed a 3 to an 8 on the expiration date of his old one and flew down from Seattle. Most generous with his gringo friends, Doc shares his medical expertise, his Jaguar, his Harley and now his Cessna. This is my first flight in a small plane and I'm excited. Our plans are simple. Two hours round trip to the coastal beach, a swim and picnic lunch. We should be back in the afternoon. read more

Going for a Mexican ride - an excerpt from the book: Agave Marias Dory Jones

I'm sorry your husband couldn't come today. He's a much better driver than you are. No offense, its just that, generally speaking, women aren't very good drivers. Watch out for that kid on the bike. Driving in Mexico here, its not easy, especially for a woman. These Mexicans, they drive like madmen. read more

The lady is a tramp - an excerpt from the book: Agave Marias Nina Discombe

- an excerpt from the book: "Agave Marias - border crossers, boundary breakers." by various authors.

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Chocolates for Charlie Starley Talbott

CHARLIE WAS THE SWEETEST GUY in the apartment building. He taught me how to get around Guadalajara on the bus, he took me to the symphony and he showed me how to shop for food at the open-air market. C... read more

Stitching a story Starley Talbott

HAD I CLOSED MY EYES and only listened I would have known most of the characters that passed by my balcony in a daily parade. Early each morning the swish, swish of straw hitting pavement told me Maria... read more

A day in Jocotepec Tony Burton

The following extract is taken (with the author's permission) from the English edition of Western Mexico: A Traveller's Treasury by Tony Burton (3rd edition, Perception Press, 2001), av... read more
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