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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

Mexico, a Higher Vision: Excerpts from the Prologue by Carlos Fuentes Reviewed by Allan Cogan

To see Mexico from the air is to look upon the face of creation. Our everyday, earthbound vision takes flight and is transformed into a vision of the elements. This book is a portrait of water and fire, of wind and earthquake, of the moon and the sun. For it is we - you and I - who see and touch and smell and taste and feel today, even as we witness the perpetual rebirth of the land here and now. We are the witnesses to creation, because of the mountains that watch us and in spite of their warning: "we will endure, you will not." 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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