Mexico’s Árbol de la Noche Triste

Photo: Tronco Mexico City – Commemorations take place this week on the 500th anniversary of a temporary Spanish defeat in the conquest and invasion of Mexico. On June 30, 1520 the Mexica forces defeated Hernán Cortés. Popular and contested legend says that the Spaniard wept underneath an ahuehuete tree on the outskirts of the Aztec …

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 Feds reveal …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro Key Links templomayor.inah.gob.mx Facebook @MusTemploMayor Google Maps goo.gl/maps/NfHBeNpndSmZ9fc76 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 …

Estado de México (State of Mexico)

Photo: Desierto de los Leones Spotlight on the Estado de México (State of Mexico), located in Central Mexico. The state capital is Toluca. The state is bounded to the north by Hidalgo, to the east by Tlaxcala and Puebla, to the south by Morelos and Guerrero, and to the west by Michoacán. It has an …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key Links tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Polos dedesarrollo Is Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards @thenation Conacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF) Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5. As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors to …

Mexico: Comer, viajar y convivir. Covid-19 (Eat, travel and live together. Covid-19)

Poster Livestreaming Wednesday, 5pm Mexico, In Spanish Comer, viajar y convivir. Covid-19 (Eat, travel and live together. Covid-19) Hosted by Diplomado Cocinas y Cultura Participants: Marisa Ramos Abascal (@MarisaRamosAbas), Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b), Mar Castillo (@marviajaycome), Federico Zuñiga Timestamps 14:50 Paloma 19:32 Marissa 23:10 Melissa 25:24 Federico Key Links facebook.com/events/692375844671971 youtube.com/user/antropologiacnan contigoenladistancia.cultura.gob.mx coronavirus.gob.mx Questions = Preguntas …

Oaxaca Earthquake 2020

Buzzwords Curating news from the June 23, 2020 earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico Headlines https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/weather/mexico-earthquake-southern-coast-intl/index.html https://www.nvinoticias.com/nota/150682/solicita-gobierno-de-oaxaca-declaratoria-de-emergencia-por-sismo Embedded Tweets Prelim M7.4 Earthquake Oaxaca, Mexico Jun-23 15:29 UTC, updates https://t.co/mRMOZ4rIDI — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) June 23, 2020 El sismo que sacudió esta mañana al país ocasionó daños graves en #Ozolotepec, municipio de la región Sierra Sur de …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Hojaldras Planeta.com is updating our coverage and recommendations for slow adventures and culinary tourism in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. = Planeta.com está actualizando nuestra cobertura y recomendaciones para aventuras lentas y turismo culinario en las cocinas, mercados, y restaurantes de México. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviar Where there’s no queso in quesadilla Carne Asada, Hold The …

Huatulco

Photo: Sunset Huatulco is one of Mexico’s newst resorts and is located on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. The town has beautiful beaches and bays, many of which are accessible via motorboat (lancha). Huatulco is known for its nine bays, powdery white sand beaches, and surrounding mountains. Adventurous travelers head to the whitewater rapids in …