Betsy McNair of My Mexico Tours is passionate about México and has recently been working hard to share information about the work of Don Sergio Castro in Chiapas. There has been a film made about him and the tireless volunteering he does treating the illnesses of Chiapas’s poor. The trailer for the movie, El Andalón, [...]
Sinaloa gets a bad rap in the press because a drug cartel is based there. But people who live there know it just as where they live. They live, work, play, enjoy a day off or a cold beer. MazReal has captured the essence of Mazatlán in the two videos below: The first is an [...]
I hope everyone will get a chance to see this documentary. Peter Greenberg traveled México with President Felipe Calderón. This link to The Royal Tour: Mexico will give you all the details.
05 July 2013
One of the things most of us love about México is how people enjoy life. Dancing, singing, laughing, cheering – it is a happy place. In most cities in México here are popular evening dances – mainly outdoors – where people enjoy dancing Cuban danzon. This piece by Tim Johnson of McClatchy titled Cuba’s danzon musical [...]
28 June 2013
We just read (and really enjoyed) this 97 page pdf book written by Yucatango in Mérida. While some of the information is specific to Mérida, most of it would be useful for anyone considering life as an expat in México. Especially interesting are all her insights into interpersonal relationships. Here’s the link to her blog [...]
01 January 2013
Amor Muñoz of Mexico City has a unique and wonderful business you just need to read about! Here is Damian Cave’s article from the New York Times, a must read!
13 December 2012
Escape from America Magazine’s Cathy Brown recently published an article titled Safety in Mexico Media Hype. It’s a must read for anyone considering travel to Mexico or to share with friends or family who might be worried about your impending travel.
17 August 2012
The Harvard School of Public Health reports that Mexico has Achieved Universal Health Care Coverage in Less than a Decade – enrolling 52.6 million people. That is a fantastic achievement, congratulations to the Mexican people!
01 August 2012
Serious foodies love Saveur Magazine, and no wonder. Their current issue is The Mexico Issue – prepare to be stunned by the gorgeous photographs, videos, decriptions, and recipes. Buen Provecho!
21 July 2012
Photographer David Hageman was in Mexico City recently on assignment and he shared his thoughts (and photographs) of the city on his blog Sky Blue Sky. His piece, Muchas Gracias, Ciudad de México is a glimpse into the city that so many of us know and love.
20 July 2012
By John Scherber An American Voice in México DRIVING IN MEXICO: NO COUNTRY FOR NEW CARS The thought of driving in México strikes a deadly fear into the hearts of many Americans and Canadians alike. Of course, they purchased Méxican car insurance when they crossed the border. Yet somehow this only made them feel legal, [...]
03 July 2012
You’ll enjoy this video from the Wall Street Journal about the greening of Mexico City. Once known as one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Mexico City is being transformed into a cleaner, greener place thanks to a host of ecologically-minded transportation and development measures.
02 June 2012
If you enjoy reading about enjoyable family vacations – vacations a bit off the beaten path and away from the big tourist centers, you will love this piece in the New York Times about a vacation to coastal Oaxaca, Mexico. When you are lucky enough to live in Mexico your life is filled with [...]
26 May 2012
Small farmers in México have scored a victory over huge corporations that want to control seed and food patents. The issue of plant biodiversity is important to all of us – but to small farmers in México it is imperative to their livelihood. This article in Nation of Change shows that small groups do have [...]
05 May 2012
When you live in México you become aware that the only city that celebrates Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is the city of Puebla, where Mexican army was victorious over the French in 1862. I always thought it was a trumped-up holiday in the US – probably developed to sell beer. How wrong [...]
04 May 2012
Many of you probably already enjoy watching Pati’s Mexican Table on television. In this article on Eatocracy, Chef Patricia Jinich writes about the México she knows. Buen provecho!
25 April 2012
The well respected Pew Research Center recently published a press release and findings that show that net migration from Mexico to the US has fallen to zero, or even less. It’s worth clicking their link to read the full report, too.
24 March 2012
I bet you love to read and watch Peter Greenberg as much as I do. He truly is a travel icon, and his reasonable attitude and love of México is very refreshing to me. Here is his piece “Why I Travel To México.“ If you don’t know Peter, I recommend that you check out [...]
01 March 2012
If you love México and haven’t been to Mérida, I bet you have been wanting to go. If you’ve been there, I bet you want to go back. It is a beautiful, friendly, and proud city that will capture your heart, I promise. Christine Delsol wrote recently in the SF Gate about Mérida in her [...]
26 February 2012
Walk across the border from Nogales, Arizona to Nogales, Sonora one day. Paul Theroux, one of our favorite travel writers, did just that – and I knew he would write an interesting and informative article. The New York Times published his piece The Country Just Over The Fence today, and we hope you enjoy it [...]
22 February 2012
The Sault Star of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario published a piece recently you’ll want to read. Thesalon correspondent Pauline Clark and her husband, Gerry, recently ventured to Mexico to see first-hand what their photographer daughter, Courtenie raves about. Pauline then wrote “The Real Mexican Experience.”