Fiestas Patrias (México)

Mexico flag Celebrating Mexico’s Independence Days Símbolos Patrios = Patriotic Symbols Bandera = Flag Constitución = Constitution Escudo nacional Grito = Himno nacional = National Anthem Food and Drink Mezcal Pulque Tequila Foods Pozole Flickr Green, White, Red Ensayo = Essay En Oaxaca como en todo México, es típico que a finales del mes de …

Mapping Mexican Cities via Phone

Twitter: Monterrey Mexico on the Web: maps of Mexican cities as shown through data, specifically the use iphones and android phones. Kudos to cartographer Sasha Trubetskoy @sasha_trub ht for the retweet @simongerman600 Hashtag: #iPhoneVsAndroidMaps Embedded Tweets Monterrey, Mexico 🔴 = iPhone🔵 = Android Second biggest economy in Mexico, highly developed and "Americanized". But also quite …

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious holiday that primarily takes place between October 31st and November 2nd. Mexico may have the most spectacular festivals in the hemisphere. Well …

Náhuatl

Poster Náhuatl is a language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Náhuatl are spoken by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua peoples, most of whom live in central Mexico. Also spelled: Nawatl Hashtags: #LenguaNáhuatl Vocabulary Tlazocamati (tlah-so-cah-mah-tee) = Thank you = Gracias Videos Sesión 1. Las lenguas mesoamericanas y el náhuatl – Curso básico de …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to domesticate …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Essay We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. In 2020 look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Headlines 450 miles …

Francisco Toledo

Photo: Pochote Remembering Mexican artist Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940, Juchitán, Oaxaca – September 5, 2019) Embedded Tweets My obituary of Francisco Toledo, Mexican artist, painter, activist & cultural promoter for @TheArtNewspaper https://t.co/f7KSnP2hs5 #Mexico — Elizabeth Mistry (@ElizabethMistry) September 8, 2019 #Toledo me dio la oportunidad de darle voz en #zapoteco de Teotitlán Del Valle …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Angelica’s Tamales de frijol Documenting our slow adventures in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviar Where there’s no queso in quesadilla Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine Guamoche Planeta.com A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018) Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City Mexico’s Culinary Histories …

Mocho’

Indigenous Peoples Wikipedia: Mochoʼ or Motozintleco is a Mayan language spoken by the Motozintleco people of Chiapas, Mexico. It is part of the western branch of Mayan languages. Mochoʼ speakers refer to their own language as qatô:k, which means ‘our language’. Mochoʼ has a dialect called Tuzantec spoken in Tuzantan, Chiapas. Facebook Difusón y mantenimiento …