Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Soumaya is a visual treat, inside and out

Mexico City's Museo Soumaya building at Plaza Carso is one of those buildings that I never get tired of looking at. The building is...

Puebla’s flavorful colonial center

Known for its flavorful food, the architecture of Puebla's historic center also has a wide variety of flavors. The city was founded in 1531 by...

Puebla’s cathedral has the tallest bell towers in Mexico

Construction of the Cathedral of Puebla started in 1557 and was not completed for another 211 years. When it was finally finished in 1690,...

Mexico City’s charming and chill Amsterdam neighborhood.

Circling Mexico City's oval-shaped Parque Mexico is a street named Calle Amsterdam that is lined with some of the city's most interesting and charming...

A beautiful evening in the Chichen Itza archaeological zone

Chichen Itzá is an easy drive of only about two-and-a-half hours from Cancun, which is one of Mexico's primary tourist destinations. That proximity contributes...

Don’t overlook the Guachimontones pyramids

If you're in the Guadalajara area (perhaps on a Tequila pilgrimage), don't overlook the pyramids of stacked disks at the Guachimontones archaeological zone to...

Mexico’s magnificent Teotihuacan

Sitting about 25 miles from Mexico City, the Teotihuacan archeological zone preserves some of the largest and most impressive prehistoric structures in the world....

Tequila!

Because I love tequila, I decided I needed to go down to tequila country in Mexico to see where and how they make it. Tequila...

Sunday on Reforma with no cars

On Sundays, Mexico City's usually chaotic Paseo de Reforma is closed to automobiles and opened to bicycles, skaters, and pedestrians. It's a transformation that...

The great Mexican national railroad museum in Puebla

Puebla has great art museums, but one of their best museums is the Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles de Mexico.

Taxco, the silver city on a hill.

Taxco is about 100 miles south of Mexico City, perched on the side of a mountain that became one of the invading Spaniards' most...

Xochicalco, one of the hidden treasures of Mexican archaeology.

Most archaeology buffs visiting Mexico City head straight to Teotihuacan to the north of the City. But there's another site that's also important in...

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The special home of the tilma (cloak) of Juan Diego, to whom the mother of Jesus Christ appeared on a hill just outside Mexico...

Puebla’s new Museum of the Baroque

In 2017, the Museo Internacional del Barocco opened in Puebla City, Mexico. The new building, designed by Toyo Ito, is worth seeing both for...

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Fandango at the Bulb!

The members of Son de la Bahia, a son jarocho community based in the East Bay, gathered on the Albany bulb to host a...

Riding the California Zephyr into a blizzard

I love the history of the construction of the original railroad route through the Sierras from Sacramento to Reno and I have always wanted...

Signs of impending change?

Among the eight or more major "March for our Lives" demonstrations around the East Bay on March 24, the gathering in Oakland attracted several...