Posts in Category: Culture

New Mexican Cookbook From Diana Kennedy

New Mexican Cookbook From Diana Kennedy

Heralded as the authority on Mexican Cuisine, Diana Kennedy is set to release her second Mexican cookbook Oaxaca al Gusto… Read more »

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Copper Canyon Needs Support For Dental Missions

Copper Canyon Needs Support For Dental Missions

I just came across this organization of Dentists in Lonely Plane’ts Mexico Travel Forum, and they seem to be doing… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo!

Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo!

Today marks Frida Kahlo’s would-be 103rd birthday. Commonly regarded as one of Mexico’s (and the world’s) finest artists, Frida’s works… Read more »

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New Video on Our Experiences: Music Page

New Video on Our Experiences: Music Page

We just uploaded a new video on our Experiences: Music page. The video was filmed on a recent trip to… Read more »

Celebrate Mexico at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Celebrate Mexico at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

2010 marks the 44th edition of The Smithsonian Festival in Washington D.C., and Mexico is one of the this year’s… Read more »

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Celebrating Mexico’s Bicentennial

Celebrating Mexico’s Bicentennial

In conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism’s current promotion of cultural tourism, the pre-independence day celebrations are already kicking off, especially in Mexico’s Colonial Heartland.

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New Photos From Baja Wine Country

New Photos From Baja Wine Country

We just received a batch of photos from the wine country of Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California via The… Read more »

Arthur Drooker Photos of Mexico

Arthur Drooker Photos of Mexico

Journey Mexico client, and professional photographer, Arthur Drooker has some incredible images on his website from two recent trips – one to the Yucatan Peninsula and one to Mexico City, and Veracruz.

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Journey Mexico Has New Tourism Routes Covered

Journey Mexico Has New Tourism Routes Covered

As mentioned in a previous post, Gloria Guevara, Mexico’s new Minister of Tourism, is advocating the promotion of Mexico’s many… Read more »

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Ancient Tomb of Dignitaries Found in Chiapas

Ancient Tomb of Dignitaries Found in Chiapas

A great archeological discovery was made last week in Chiapas, Mexico. Mexican and American archaeologists found a tomb containing the remains of four skeletons

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The Music of Oaxaca, Mexico

The Music of Oaxaca, Mexico

On Friday, the National Post published an excellent article by Karen Ashenburg about the abundance of music and dance that… Read more »

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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 »

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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.