Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree in the world, but it …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) The past few years we have …

Guelaguetza 2018

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2018 Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 23 and again on Monday 30, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

El Foco

Recommended Viewing Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour of the streets, neighborhoods, legends and historical sites in Mexico City led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Appointment television for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 530pm on @adn40mx. Later on episodes are uploaded to YouTube. Key Links …

Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City

What are you watching on Netflix this month? Recommended tour of Mexico City via foodie Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) from the Somebody Feel Phil series. Hashtag: #SomebodyFeedPhil https://www.netflix.com/title/80146601 What makes the series delightful are the variety of establishments visited, the conversations Phil has with chefs and culinary experts and the simple happiness that exudes from Phil …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

Mexico 2018 Elections

Debate poster How to follow Mexico’s 2018 Federal elections which take place on July 1, 2018? Key Links http://www.ine.mx http://centralelectoral.ine.mx https://www.pscp.tv/INEMexico https://www.youtube.com/user/IFETV https://twitter.com/inemexico Tweets by INEMexico Tom Buckley Coverage Stage set for second presidential debate in Mexico; AMLO remains comfortably ahead Mexican Presidential Election Kicks Off With a Clear Favorite Mexico frontrunner to be tested …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your …