Posts in Category: Culture

The Mexico Report on Avocados from Michoacan, Mexico

The Mexico Report on Avocados from Michoacan, Mexico

Our good friend Susie Albin-Najera at The Mexico Report posted a great article last week in which she interviews Mario… Read more »

Posted In Culture, Nature, News
Pablo Weisz-Carrington Art Exhibit in Mexico City

Pablo Weisz-Carrington Art Exhibit in Mexico City

While in Mexico City for the 2010 Symposium conference last month, some of the Journey Mexico staff were able to visit famous Mexican artist Pablo Weisz-Carrington’s most recent exhibit at José Luis Cuevas’s museum in the Colonial Heartland.

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Michoacan Artisans at Work

Michoacan Artisans at Work

On a recent trip to Michoacán in Mexico’s Colonial Heartland, several members of the Journey Mexico team got to watch local craftsmen at work pounding heated metal into things likes plates, bowls, platters, pots, pans, etc.

Interesting Interview about Volun-tourism

Interesting Interview about Volun-tourism

I just came across this video from Ron Mader in which he interviews Michael Kaye of Costa Rica Expeditions about… Read more »

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Journey Mexico at Mexico Pyramid Chichen Itza

Journey Mexico at Mexico Pyramid Chichen Itza

Here is a little clip from one of the most important archeological sites of Mayan culture, Chichen-Itza, which is one of the highlights of our Archeological Mayan Journey trip.

Interesting Connections Between Jesus Christ and Aztec God

Interesting Connections Between Jesus Christ and Aztec God

I just read a few articles that make some interesting suggestions about the conversion of the ancient Aztec and Maya to Catholic Christian beliefs during the Spanish invasions of Central Mexico.

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Zoot Suit Playing in Mexico City

Zoot Suit Playing in Mexico City

Luxury travel enthusiasts traveling to Mexico City should enjoy this year’s production of Zoot Suit, which premiered this week and will run through July 4th. This production of Luis Valdez’s classic musical marks the first time Zoot Suit has ever been put on, in full scale, in Spanish.

The Truth About Cinco de Mayo

The Truth About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo used to be one of my favorite holidays when I lived in the US (one I still miss dearly), but I have to admit that I never really knew what I was celebrating until I moved to Mexico.

Posted In Culture, News, Puebla
Mexico’s New Minister of Tourism Ready to Go

Mexico’s New Minister of Tourism Ready to Go

Just weeks after being appointed Mexico’s new Minister of Tourism, Gloria Guevara spoke at Tianguis about how Mexico has not… Read more »

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Ancient Ruins Continue to be discovered in Mexico

Ancient Ruins Continue to be discovered in Mexico

The archeology department of Colorado State University has recently discovered and mapped an ancient city of the Purepecha people near Lake Patzcuaro.

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Paul McCartney in Mexico

Paul McCartney in Mexico

Paul McCartney’s upcoming concert in Mexico City set a record with its ticket sales. Tickets for the show on Thursday May 27th in Foro Sol Stadium, which seats 60,000 people, sold out in just a few minutes, putting McCartney at the top of the quickest-to-sell-out concerts list for the enormous stadium.

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Bike Share Program Happening in Mexico City

Bike Share Program Happening in Mexico City

If you want to stay Green while traveling to Mexico City, take advantage of the city’s new bike share program, Ecobici. Although the abundance of cobblestone streets doesn’t exactly facilitate bicycle riding, the three-month-old program seems to be flourishing.

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Beatnik Fans Will Love Mexico City

Beatnik Fans Will Love Mexico City

If you love Beatnik literature, booking a Mexico City trip will transport you back in time to hear the sounds, smell the smells, and see the sights that inspired Beat heroes such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and others.

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New MACAY Museum Exhibit Opens in April

New MACAY Museum Exhibit Opens in April

From now (April) until June of 2010, MACAY will be displaying their latest exhibit featuring works of the renowned Leonardo Nierman in salons 6 and 7 and in the Expoforo of the museum.

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Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca Now For Sale

Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca Now For Sale

Mexican police officers opened fire on a group of protestors who were advocating for the right to an education. A strong social backlash was channeled through the art form of graffiti, and Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca is comprised of images of the graffiti photographed by, the now deceased, Elaine Sendyk.

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Beautiful Video of Oaxaca

Beautiful Video of Oaxaca

I just came across this video of Oaxaca that was made to celebrate Mexico’s 200th anniversary of Independence. The video… Read more »

Posted In Culture, Media, Nature
New Sarcophagus to Give Fresh Insight Into the Fall of the Maya

New Sarcophagus to Give Fresh Insight Into the Fall of the Maya

Researches at the archeological site of Tonina in Chiapas found a new sarcophagus in January of 2010, which they feel… Read more »

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Dios Nunca Muere Showcases Contemporary Oaxacan Art

Dios Nunca Muere Showcases Contemporary Oaxacan Art

Dios Nunca Muere (“God Never Dies”), an awesome exhibition of contemporary Oaxacan art, went off with great success last week… Read more »

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