Oaxaca Options

Photo: Papel Oaxaca From the archives: Oaxaca Options was a series of panel discussions, lectures and small fairs organized by Amigos del Sol Language School and Planeta.com from 2001-2013. Launched in 2001, the series encouraged colleagues to share lessons learned in developing travel and tourism options that supports natural and cultural diversity in Oaxcaca, Mexico. …

Tamaulipas

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones , San Juan River Tamaulipas is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the southeast, San Luis Potosí to the southwest and Nuevo León to the west. To the north, it has a 370 km (230 mi) stretch of the U.S.–Mexico border along the state of Texas. The state capital …

Puebla

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Museo Internacional del Barroco Puebla is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the north and east, Hidalgo, México, Tlaxcala and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/VATXZJ9DGKD7N5Uf8 Celebrations Cinco de Mayo Headlines Esferas de Navidad, coloridas obras de arte Facebook Ecoturismo San Martín del Valle …

Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez is home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All well and good, so our questions lean toward the practicalities of visiting in a responsible, conscious, sustainable, eco-friendly way. …

Veracruz

Photo: Steve Bridger, 2004 Veracruz is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo to the west, Puebla to the southwest, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, and Tabasco to the southeast. On its east, Veracruz has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. Google …

Tlaxcala Links

Tlaxcala flag Links related to Tlaxcala presented in somewhat random fashion: Huamantla Huamantla – Wikipedia https://www.facebook.com/LosBalconesHuamantla https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g499413-d7809696-Reviews-Los_Balcones-Huamantla_Central_Mexico_and_Gulf_Coast.html Embedded Tweets El #PanDeFiesta es uno de los íconos de la cocina tlaxcalteca, con más de 300 años de historia; hoy llega en huacales a gran parte de #México🍃🍞🧺 Consumido principalmente en fiestas este pan es una delicia. …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México Links related to Mexico City presented in somewhat random order: Headlines Gold bar found beneath Mexico City street was part of Moctezuma’s treasure Mexico City’s Best Green Spaces – @fryechild Palacio de los Condes se abre a innovación y cultura – Universal Must Visit Stops on the Metro Mexico City for …

Las Vegas International

Photo: Café Berlin This page explores the international connections in Las Vegas starting with Ethiopia, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Vietnam… Apologies in advance for the randomness of the links. We are starting our long-awaited deep dive and suggestions are welcome as we refresh and update this guide. Questions What first and second-generation nationalities live …

Pueblos Mágicos = Magic Towns

Buzzwords Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) is an initiative led by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism (Sectur), with the support from other federal agencies, to promote a series of towns around the country that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of their natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and great …