International Streetfood Congress = Congreso Internacional Comer En La Calle #ComerEnLaCalle

Mark your calendars May 16-18, 2018 Congreso Internacional Comer En La Calle (International Streetfood Congress) Mexico City – The Mexican capital, where the most diverse forms of street food come together, will be the scene to gather specialists from all over the world interested in the analysis of this phenomenon. La capital mexicana, donde confluyen las más diversas …

Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast day …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating for 2018. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These …

Teotihuacan Roundtable 2017: Origins, Boom, Collapse and Inheritance

Announcing the Sixth Round Table of Teotihuacan: Origins, Boom, Collapse and Inheritance (6ª Mesa Redonda Teotihuacan: Orígenes, auge, colapso y herencia) is being held this week (November 16-18) in Mexico City, hosted by INAH. Origins of the State: formation and development of the ceremonial center Presentations: The cult of the founding ancestors of Teotihuacan. A …

Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, UNESCO Oaxaca There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Buzzword Bingo (Words you should know and that are fun to know) Acompañamiento – Agua (Water) – Aguamiel – Apaztle …

Parque Nacional Revillagigedo

Photo: Mexican Government This week Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the Decree of the Revillagigedo National Park (Parque Nacional Revillagigedo). This is the largest totally protected marine park in North America, with an area of 14,808,780 hectares. In the current administration, six Natural Protected Areas and five safeguard zones have been decreed, equivalent to …

2017 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo: Ciudad de Oaxaca Turismo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2017: Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead Playlist Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern …

Mexico This Month (November 2017)

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Untitled ⚡️ “Mexico This Month” November 2017 Hashtags: #mexiconow #mexicoexplained Twitter Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/925772540462579714 Mexico 11.2017 🇲🇽 Twitter @TomBuckley519 @RobledaBlanca @melisu_b @INAHmx @SEMARNAT_mx @CONANP_mx @jonjo66 @DanielHJoseph @blillehaugen @BnZunni @durangoturistic Planeta.com México Making the most of Twitter

Colibri Ecotourism Award

As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. Currently we’re focusing efforts on staying in contact with Colibri winners via the social web. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, …