Driving in Mexico

Photo: Abasto(s) 2011 Author’s note: Updating one of Planeta.com’s oldest features, presented without necessary edits and updates. Suggestions are welcome. Good news – major roads have good signage – displaying the highway number, kilometer marker, and mileage for upcoming cities. An added plus are solar-powered emergency telephones on the toll (cuota) highways. Most toll roads …

Mexico Roadtrip

Photo: South Road trip! Preparing the next roadtrip from Austin to Guadalajara with a side trip to Mexico City. This is a whirlwind adventure in November, not as slowly as the tortoise prefers to travel, but with time for reflection and meetups with old friends and new discovering new places and faces. Driving in Mexico? …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted the dismembered …

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Diana Hernandez, Cacti July 2, 2018 the 42WHC added this park to the World Heritage List. 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Wikipedia: The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area located in southeastern Mexico. Its name derives from its two main locations: Cuicatlán and Tehuacán. Almost all of the reserve is …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Also beloved as the Distrito Federal, DF, and CDMX, the metropolus has an elevation of 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet). This is the political hub of Mexico. Cultural and historic landmarks are concentrated here. Natural World …

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and the charro tradition, …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using corn mixture to envelop goodness of meaty and vegy varieties. These are wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (beans), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific coast of …

Guadalajara Links

Guadalajara flag Links related to Guajalajara, Jalisco presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines 5 formas de nombrar a Guadalajara y su significado – Zona Guadalajara Government guadalajara.gob.mx Transporte Público = Public Transportation https://syt.jalisco.gob.mx/rutas-y-tarifas https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-Guadalajara-2900 Buscar rutas cercanas https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transporte_en_Guadalajara Airport https://twitter.com/aeropuertosgap Genera Alternativa Manuel Acuña #469, Colonia Centro https://generaalternativas.weebly.com Facebook 4to Festival de lenguas y culturas …

Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Popular

Photo: Berenice Rivera / Secretaría de Cultura CDMX, Orquesta Mexico City – The Museo de Arte Popular (Popular Art Museum), Revillagigedo 11, Colonia Centro, promotes and preserves part of the Mexican handcrafts and folk art. Hours: Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm TripAdvisor’s #7 on the list of 500+ things to do in Mexico City. Key …