El Carmen de Tenancingo

Monastic getaway from Mexico City: El Carmen de Tenancingo

Let’s face it. Escaping Mexico City can be a great thing. Now more than ever. So much so that one would think that this unrestrained monster we call the Federal District, and the paranoia revolving around it, is a modern phenomenon. Time to think again. In the early 1700s a century-old community of monks, dwelling […]

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Bulletin boards and forums about Mexico

Electronic bulletin boards are the digital-age equivalent of cork message boards. Instead of thumbtacks, all that is required is a click of a mouse to post a question or announce an event. Many of the Mexico-related bulletin boards are linked to traditional websites. The bulletin board, however, empowers the reader and facilitates greater interaction between […]

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Mexican bus travel (in all its adventure and glory)

Bus travel in Mexico is among the finest in the world. Bus stations, called centrales camioneras, are comparable to European train depots. The quality and frequency of Mexican buses will delight any traveler, especially those who have experienced their counterparts in the United States. There is no single website that provides a one-stop guide to […]

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Star reading: astronomy in Mexico

INSTITUTO DE ASTRONOMIA MEXICO CITY SKY MAYA ASTRONOMY PAGE CARL SAGAN OBSERVATORY AT CERRO AZUL OTHERS ASTRONOMY WEBSITES The history of astronomy in Mexico extends thousands of years. Pre-Hispanic civilizations, developed what today is called “archaeoastronomy,” planning their cities, as well as much of their social, economic and political activities based on the movements of […]

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