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Pictures of Frida Kahlo Taken by her Father

Pictures of Frida Kahlo Taken by her Father

Mexico loves Frida Kahlo, and these photographs taken by her father are a delight. Take a look here.

Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

  Visit Round Earth Media’s website “Mexico Uncovered” for links to powerful radio documentaries.  Awesome! 

Old Mexico Lives On

Old Mexico Lives On

“They didn’t jump the border—it jumped them.” Read the article “Old Mexico Lives On” here.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

      Are you celebrating El Dia de los Muertos? Here’s how they celebrate in Mazatlán!

Not to be Missed Day of the Dead Video

Not to be Missed Day of the Dead Video

02 November 2014

Another short film about Day of the Dead, this time by the renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, created in 1957. Find it here, on Open Culture.  

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Day of the Dead Film School Short

Day of the Dead Film School Short

01 November 2014

A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special to her. Click here for a short film by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds and Lindsey St. Pierre.

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10 Tasty Insects and Bugs

10 Tasty Insects and Bugs

26 October 2014

For centuries it wasn’t meat that sustained Aztec warriors but protein-rich, fat-free stink bugs, mescal worms and fly eggs. Here are the most common edible bugs in Mexico and where to sample them.

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Mexico’s Growing Wine Scene

Mexico’s Growing Wine Scene

24 October 2014

Grape vines were first planted in Mexico in the 1530s by Spanish settlers. One estate can trace its lineage back to 1597. Want to know more?  Here’s a great article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Mexico City’s Roma Norte

Mexico City’s Roma Norte

21 October 2014

Curious about Mexico City? Here is a foodie’s couple of weeks in Colonia Roma Norte.

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Where to Drink and Learn about Mezcal in Oaxaca

Where to Drink and Learn about Mezcal in Oaxaca

20 October 2014

The number of mezcalerías in Oaxaca, as well as bars in the city specializing in artisanal mezcals, has been increasing virtually every couple of months throughout 2014. Want to know more?  Here’s a great post to get you going.

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The Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara

The Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara

18 October 2014

Mexico Cooks! writes a new post about Mexico every Saturday, you really shouldn’t miss reading it…. this week’s is a wonderful history and tour of the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara. Check it out!

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Mexico City’s Fabulous Architecture

Mexico City’s Fabulous Architecture

17 October 2014

Visitors to Mexico City are often surprised by its breadth of architectural styles, from 16th century churches to oddly shaped skyscrapers of the past decade. Take a look, here.

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13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand

13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand

16 October 2014

Try these on for size, we think you’ll love them.  Matador Network is always fun and interesting.  Here’s the article “13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand.”

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Good Article on DF, and in Vogue, no less!

Good Article on DF, and in Vogue, no less!

08 October 2014

Vogue’s Guide to the Coolest Megalopolis in the World, Mexico City.  Don’t miss it!  Here’s the article.

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Take a tour of Oaxaca with Munchies!

Take a tour of Oaxaca with Munchies!

05 May 2014

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Six Unique Activities in Mexico

Six Unique Activities in Mexico

26 April 2014

  Travel Age West magazine recently published an article about off the beaten track experiences that we think you’d like to know more about.  Check it out!  

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An unexpected Semana Santa encounter

An unexpected Semana Santa encounter

23 April 2014

  Linda Lou blogs about life in Alamos, Sonora.  She had an interesting and unexpected encounter during Semana Santa (Easter Week.) You can read all about it here.

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New Maya Museums in the Yucatán

New Maya Museums in the Yucatán

22 April 2014

  Three new museums open in the Yucatán that you won’t want to miss.  Read the SF Gate article here.

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Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

12 April 2014

  The Atlantic’s Eva Hershaw has written a very interesting piece on artists in Mexico being allowed to pay their taxes with artwork.  We think it’s a fabulous idea.

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Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

09 April 2014

  Can they be kept alive?  Here is a worthwhile piece by Christine Dell’Amore of National Geographic. (free subscription required)

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Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

06 April 2014

  If you think you did, check out “53 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food” on BuzzFeed. You’ll love it!

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Comforting Mexican Mourners

Comforting Mexican Mourners

05 April 2014

  Here’s a wonderful article and great video about musicians who play for mourners in Mexico City.  

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