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Ever think about moving to Mexico?

Ever think about moving to Mexico?

  This family did!  Read their story in the Washington Post, here.

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.

The Fruit & Vegetables of Mexico Project

The Fruit & Vegetables of Mexico Project

01 October 2015

  This is such a fantastic project, we hope you’ll support it!  Click here for the video and more information.

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See beautiful carved animals being made in Oaxaca

See beautiful carved animals being made in Oaxaca

27 September 2015

One of my favorite experiences in Oaxaca was visiting the workshop of Jacobo & Maria Angeles, where they make their incredible alebrijes. Video is in Spanish but it is a delight to watch whether you know Spanish or not. Una de nuestras experiencias favoritas en Oaxaca fue visitar el Taller Jacobo & Maria Angeles. Un [...]

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This is a serious birder’s paradise

This is a serious birder’s paradise

23 September 2015

Birding in a Mexican Nature Reserve” to learn more.

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Building a Boveda Ceiling

Building a Boveda Ceiling

23 September 2015

Here’s a great video of talented Mexican albañiles building a boveda ceiling.  Enjoy LOS ALBANILES MEXICANOS DESAFIAN LA GRAVEDAD! Posted by Justiciero Vengador on Sunday, August 2, 2015

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México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

19 September 2015

For the first time ever a Mexican delegation participated in the 1,230 km/90 hour Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. We are so thrilled that México had a group of six represented at this event. Read all about it here.

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Visit Frida & Diego’s Mexico City

Visit Frida & Diego’s Mexico City

17 September 2015

  SF Gate did a wonderful piece on Frida & Diego’s Mexico City.  If you can go, we recommend it… but if you can’t, read this!

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Visit Gorgeous, Historic Guanajuato

Visit Gorgeous, Historic Guanajuato

16 September 2015

  New York Magazine’s Weekend Getaway visited Guanajuato recently.  It is a lovely city, full of history and surprise.  Check it out!

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A Local’s Guide to Mérida

A Local’s Guide to Mérida

15 September 2015

Mérida, the ambrosial capital of Yucatán, serves up Mayan culture, historic architecture, and more riffs on pork belly than you can imagine. Expat power couple David Sterling and Keith Heitke share their favorites here.

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Mexicanize Yourself!

Mexicanize Yourself!

12 September 2015

  Here’s a light hearted look at how to Mexicanize yourself!

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Mexican Pizza Gives Back Too

Mexican Pizza Gives Back Too

09 September 2015

  Love this! A Mexico City pizzeria makes pizza crusts with blue corn dough and Mexican ingredients… and also gives away a slice of pizza to the needy for every five sold. In Spanish but the pictures tell the story.

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Celebrating Darkness

Celebrating Darkness

30 August 2015

It’s true, in Mexico darkness is celebrated as part of life.  The Day of the Dead is just part of it.  Read about it here.

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Cooking with Muxes,Mexico’s Third Gender

Cooking with Muxes,Mexico’s Third Gender

29 July 2015

  This was so interesting!  Read the Munchies post about them, here.

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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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