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Frida Kahlo: Electricity, Purity, Love

Frida Kahlo: Electricity, Purity, Love September 25, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Intense cobalt blue saturates the walls of Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City’s Coyoacan neighborhood. She wrote in her diary that the color represented electricity, purity, and love, and fans of the artist will recognize this same deep azure tone from her idiosyncratic oil paintings. This particular...

Student Bullfighters Practicing, Mexico City, Viveros de Coyoacan

Student Bullfighters Practicing, Mexico City, Viveros de Coyoacan September 24, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
I chanced upon this pair of novilleros, or apprentice bullfighters, one afternoon while walking in Viveros de Coyoacan, Mexico City’s combination plant nursery and public park. The incongruous sight of a young man wielding the magenta and gold capote while wearing gym clothes caught my eye. That alone...

Skeletons at the Bullfight

Skeletons at the Bullfight September 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Life and death – the twin aspects of a universe in equilibrium – have been prominent features of Mexican life and art since ancient times. This brightly painted depiction of a matador, bull, and audience – all skeletons – at the National Museum of Popular Art in Mexico City caught my eye on a...

Top Ten Day Spas in Mexico City: Nip, Tuck, Buff, Wax, and Polish

Top Ten Day Spas in Mexico City: Nip, Tuck, Buff, Wax, and Polish June 28, 2011 | Hotels, Whats New | Read More
The Top Ten Day Spas in Mexico City offer services to fit the needs of any body. With options ranging from massage, facials, and body wraps to hair color and cuts, to dance classes and weightlifting, visitors to the capital can work out, nip, tuck, buff, wax, and polish. Photo Courtesy of Remede Spa...

¡Guau, guau! – Mexico City’s Dog Friendly Hotels and Motels

¡Guau, guau! – Mexico City’s Dog Friendly Hotels and Motels June 24, 2011 | Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
Walk on the weekend in Mexico City’s Condesa neighborhood and you will swear that the dogs outnumber the people. If you want your Fido to meet little Pepe, bring him along! You will find plenty of Dog-Friendly Hotels and Motels in the capital. Mexico’s indigenous Xoloitzcuintle dog and statue at...

Mexican Independence Day Celebrations in the Capital and Ixtapan de la Sal: September 15 and 16

Mexican Independence Day Celebrations in the Capital and Ixtapan de la Sal: September 15 and 16 June 24, 2011 | Events, Whats New | Read More
While Mexico’s Independence Day 2011 celebrations will, no doubt, pale compared to 2010’s Bicentennial festivities, visitors to Mexico City will still enjoy the capital’s rousing display of patriotism on September 15 and 16. Mexican Independence Day 2010 (By Alejandro Linares Garcia - Courtesy...

National Zookeeper Week – Mexico City’s Giant Pandas and Dr. Saúl Soto Mendoza

National Zookeeper Week – Mexico City’s Giant Pandas and Dr. Saúl Soto Mendoza June 19, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Zoos in the USA and 24 foreign countries will be celebrating National Zookeeper Week, which runs July 17-23, 2011. In Mexico City, we will be toasting our local animal caregivers, like Dr. Saúl Soto Mendoza, who works at Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec. Xin Xin, the panda at Chapultepec Park Zoo Dr....

Best Road Trips from Mexico City – Cuernavaca and Taxco

Best Road Trips from Mexico City – Cuernavaca and Taxco June 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
As fascinating a place as Mexico City is, sometimes a guy just has to get out of town for the weekend. Of the Best Road Trips from Mexico City, one of my favorites is to head south to Cuernavaca and Taxco. While you could make this excursion in one day, for maximum Road Trip Satisfaction, turn this...

La Huamantlada: Running of the Bulls in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico

La Huamantlada: Running of the Bulls in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico June 14, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Huamantlada - Photo by Sanchez Toledano (Creative Commons) Pamplona might get the lion’s share of publicity and notoriety for its annual Running of the Bulls but Huamantla, located in Mexico‘s Tlaxcala state, hosts its own equally exciting version: the Huamantlada. North American thrill-seekers...

Mexico City’s Mini World’s Fair: Fiestas del Mundo

Mexico City’s Mini World’s Fair: Fiestas del Mundo May 28, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Mexico City’s Fiestas del Mundo, or Festivals of the World, is attracting hordes of delighted fair-goers of all nationalities to Paseo de la Reforma from May 14-29, 2011. The capital city has always been a place where locals have sampled the wares of merchants from far-flung regions. The Aztec market...
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