The city of Monterrey, with a population in excess of 3.4 million, is Mexico’s third largest city and high tech/industrial centerpiece. Monterrey also enjoys the distinction of being one of Latin America’s more enchanting cosmopolitan centers.
by Peter Colman on June 1, 2011 in Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Business and Economy, Colonial Destinations, Conferences, Conventions, Culture, Dance, Education, Festivals, History, Industries, Music, Northern Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Regions & States, Uncategorized, Visual Arts
by Jack Hickey on May 1, 2011 in Agriculture, Anthropology, Business and Economy, Culture, Drinks, Food & Drink, Guanajuato, Guanajuato -, Jalisco, Other, Riviera Nayarit, Sociology, Tamaulipas, Tequila
Tequila is usually bottled in one of five categories…A one-liter bottle of limited-edition premium tequila was sold for $225,000 in July 2006
by Peter Colman on February 19, 2011 in Agriculture, Anthropology, Chihuahua, Culture, Eco-Tourism, Ecotourism, History, Locations, My Mexican Experience, Northern Mexico, Sea of Cortes, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tourism, Transportation, Travel
The century-old engineering masterpiece and eco-touristic marvel known affectionately by its Mexican hosts as ‘El ChePe,’ has been described by the Readers Digest as “The most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere …”
Among the first to feel the primal dance urge in today’s Mexico were the ancient Aztec and Mayan (Mesoamerican) cultures. Then came the 16th-century and a colorful, diverse flow of Hispanic and Caribbean/Cuban dance partners. The result was a vibrant tapestry of traditional dance styles.
by Scott Fleischmann on April 28, 2010 in Anthropology, Arts, Colima, Guanajuato -, Handcrafts, History, Jewelry, Locations, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Huatulco, Other, Pacific Ocean, Painting, Regions & States, Sculpture
For centuries, Mexican handcrafts have decorated the homes of those who have discerning tastes. From metals, like silver and copper, to pottery, blown glass, clay, wood and handmade paper, Mexico is a ‘Mecca’ of creative artwork.