Category Archives: Mexico

A Stroll Through Akumal

Some people practice meditation to help them find clarity in their life while others attend a temple or church once a week to find peace and be with their God. Me? I prefer to take a walk on a pretty beach somewhere while listening to some mellow tunes on my iPod with the sound of […]

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Welcome to Monte Alban

High above the valley of Oaxaca lies the ancient city of the Zapotec civilization – Monte Alban. Arqueologists believe that it was founded around 500BC but it was abandoned by the time the Spaniards arrived. All that was left was this magnificent city and its temples. Mexico, Central America, and South America have so many […]

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Tequila Sunset

You know which are the best kind of friends to have? The ones that call you on a Thursday afternoon and say “Want to go down to Rosarito? It’s just going to be a couple of guys, hanging out and having a drink.” The only sensible answer is “Heck yea!” This is my buddy Gerardo […]

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El Palacio de Bellas Artes

If you are ever in Mexico City, make it a point to visit the grand Palace of Fine Arts (El Palacio de Bellas Artes). It is considered the most significant cultural center in all of Mexico. Outside you can admire the art nouveau architecture while inside you can gaze upon wonderful murals by Diego Rivera, […]

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El Arbol del Tule

About 10km East of Oaxaca is the little town of Santa Maria del Tule. On the grounds of the local church is a 2,000 year old tree that has generated many legends. Known as the “Arbol del Tule”, the Zapotecs believe that it was originally planted by the Aztec god of rain. It measures an […]

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La Catedral de Oaxaca

There is nothing quite like the captivating colors, sounds, and aromas of Oaxaca. When you travel here, it feels like being in a whole different country within Mexico. To start off, Oaxacan cuisine is quite different from other regions of Mexico. When was the last time you went into a Mexican restaurant and saw these on […]

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La Torre de Chapultepec

I previously posted about the castle that sits up on a hill in the middle of Mexico City. Among the many attractions of Chapultepec Castle are the lovely gardens in one of the open patios. This is the tower that at one time served as an observatory and also a lookout point for invading armies. […]

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The Accordion Player and his Wife

One of the sad aspects of traveling is coming face to face with the poverty in many regions of the world and the people who live with it on a daily basis. I recall one night in a subway in Paris where a beautiful sad voice was echoing through the underground tunnels. As I kept […]

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