CRAMMED!! And Miserable. That is what we were. Our Leon to Tijuana flight was almost full, mine returning to…
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Published by Our Prime of Life at November 17, 2020 2:48 pm.Our Prime of Life → Español →
"Can I bring my dog on the bus?" It is one of the most common questions I am asked by northern visitors. And my usual response is to fall back on parsing the question. "It depends on the type of the bus, where you are coming from, and where you are going." We lawyers are prone to taking a hypothetical cottage and turning it into a palatial maze. That is, when we are not turning them into castles in the sky. And the entire cross-examination is unnecessary for one simple reason. I have ridden only one bus since I have lived in Mexico -- and my dog was not accompanying me. But I now know there is an easy answer to the question. This morning, while walking past the bus station in San Patricio Melaque, I discovered Primera Plus (one of Mexico's premier passenger bus lines) has come to the aid of their passengers. That large banner is a typically-thorough Mexican response to the bus-riding dog question. And if the banner is not sufficient, Primer Plus has provid
Published by mexpatriate at November 17, 2020 2:36 pm.mexpatriate → Español →
Yesterday, Mexico celebrated the National Day of Mexican Gastronomy and the tenth anniversary of traditional Mexican cuisine being designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Due to pandemic restrictions, in the absence of being able to savor the sights, smells, and flavors of a food festival, I honor the day with a ...
Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 17, 2020 1:53 pm.View From Casita Colibrí → Español →
**A cow's skull decorates a well near the entrance of the hotel**. We visited _Hotel Hacienda Matel_ during our day-trip to _San Sebastian del Oeste_. While there are a number haciendas in the area dating to the colonial and early-Republic eras, this one was built in 2008. It is a product of _San Sebastian's_ growing tourist trade. The architectural design of the hotel imitates historical haciendas and the owners have filled it with artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. _Hotel Hacienda Matel_ is an interesting place in a lovely setting and is worth a visit if you get to _San Sebastian_. To find the hotel on a Google map of _San Sebastian del Oeste_ , click here.
** _Hacienda Matel's_ Exterior**
**The hotel's centerpiece is a fair imitation of an historic _casa grande_**. Like the _casas grandes_ (big houses) it simulates, the rectangular building is built around an open central courtyard, accessed through an impressive gate. On each corner are cylindrical s
Published by Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure at November 16, 2020 6:57 pm.Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure → Español →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Fifteen Hedda Burgemeister, December 1911 My dearest Emmy, True confession: I had not the patience to wait for Madame Tosellis book from the library. I splurged and purchased it immediately. I am sure her own story will soon be forgotten, for her writing has little merit. However, Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Sixteen
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 16, 2020 8:29 am.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
Brille o llueva
Published by Nexos at November 16, 2020 7:53 am.Nexos →
Its that time again! A new Herbs and Essential Oils offering from Ultimate Bundles is available. Honestly, its hard to get essential oils where I live in central Mexico, so Im only lukewarm about those items. But the herb stuff! Continue reading
Published by Surviving Mexico at November 16, 2020 5:00 am.Surviving Mexico → Español →
You may think that I, like Billy Pilgrim, have come unstuck in time. That I am five days early with my revolutionary greeting. But I have the Mexican holiday calendar on my side. Last night, I attended the season opening of Papa Gallo's on the beach in San Patricio Melaque. I knew some big event must be afoot in town. Several of the side streets were packed with tour buses and the main street in front of the restaurant had nary a parking space. It has been a long time since I have seen that many cars in town for a weekend. When I saw the beach, I knew where the occupants from all of those buses and cars had gone. The beach was not completely full, but there were more people than I had seen since at least March -- probably for the entire year. Part of that could be attributed to the fact that Friday was the last day of the Jalisco mini-shutdown. People were now free to leave the confining retritions of their urban lives to head for the beach. But the
Published by mexpatriate at November 15, 2020 1:36 pm.mexpatriate → Español →
These photographs from 2014 are not great, but reposting them to refresh a suggestion for an outing appropriate for these times entertaining, outdoors and admission-free on a plaza large enough to allow ample room for spreading out. The painterly projection of Xavier de Richemonts San Antonio Saga (click there for much better photographs) sweep Continue reading Spectacular illumination projects citys colorful history on San Fernando Cathedral
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 15, 2020 12:38 pm.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (November 14, 2020) Location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Hotel Zone Cancun) Event: November 14 Demonstration in Hotel Zone Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (EST), to protest recent killings of women in Quintana Roo. The march will begin at ...
Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at November 14, 2020 3:08 pm.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico → Español →
Season 4 of _The Crown_ debuts tomorrow on Season 4 -- introducing some new cast members and dropping others.
The Bank of Mexico has been doing the same thing since 2018 with its banknotes. Like all countries, Mexico uses its currency to celebrate its history. And Mexico has a lot of history to celebrate.
This will be the third set of new banknotes since I moved to Mexico. The Bank of Mexico regularly shuffles around the historical cast members featured on its notes -- or replaces them with new faces.
A little bit of both is happening with the new series. In 2018, the stern visage of President Benito Juarez was moved from the 20-peso note (that is being discontinued) to the new 500-peso note (money makes the words go round). In 2019, José María Morelos y Pavón was moved from the 50-peso note to the 200-peso note where he joined Miguel Hidalgo (old heroes, new money).
Yesterday the Bank unveiled its latest revision. A 100-peso note featuring Sor Juana Inés de la Cr
Published by mexpatriate at November 14, 2020 10:10 am.mexpatriate → Español →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Fourteen Emma Dumpke, December 1911 My dearest Hedda, I just finished reading The Judgment by Mrs. Mary King. While not fine literature, the tale is compelling because its true. A virtuous young woman is virtually sold to a worldly man by her selfish mother, who loves luxury Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Fifteen
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 14, 2020 8:22 am.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →