Fresh and affordable foods abound in markets throughout Mexico. © Alvin Starkman, 2008

Frosty mornings in the sierras: healthy lifestyles in a small Mexican town

Many of these small mountain towns have their own web page now. Some of these pages will have a button called Virtual that will take you on a stroll through the streets, plazas and churches. You’ll see lakes, mountains, rivers and blue skies. You’ll see exactly what the tourist department of the villages want you to see, […]

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Talpa de Allende

Our Lady of the Rosary, beloved patroness of Talpa de Allende

October 7 is considered the birthday of Nuestra Señora del Rosario (the Virgin of Talpa). We don’t ask who chose that date, but it’s time for celebrating in Talpa, as is almost any day. I’ll bet half the people in this town are named Rosario, especially if they were born anytime near the Virgin’s natal […]

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