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Cafe de Olla -Mexican Spiced Coffee

Cafe de Olla - Mexican Spiced Coffee Literally means clay pot coffee I love my coffee and I'm Mexican yet I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know "cafe de olla" was a thing until about 5 years ago when my mom made it for Christmas Eve. I told her it was a delicious combination […] Read More

Why is the Mexican Bajio Booming with Economic Development

I was in Celaya Guanajuato this past summer and couldn't help but see all the progress and businesses located in the Bajio Area. I saw a booming Asian community in Silao, Guanajuato, large car manufacturing plants throughout the bajio and many other businesses. When I returned home I researched to try to figure out why […] Read More

Mexican Fisherman and the Businessman

I heard this story when I was in my early 20's and it's stuck with me since. Mexican Fisherman and the Businessman An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American […] Read More

Raramuri: The Running People

The Raramuri, also known by their Spanish name Tarahumara, are said to be the descendants of the foot messengers that delivered messages throughout the region for the Aztecs. After the arrival of the Spanish, instead of fighting, they chose to move into isolated and desolate territories like the barrancas del cobre in Chihuahua. A place […] Read More

El Molino

The blue door is El Molino. It is right behind my Abuelita's house. Early morning at about 4-6am you'll find all the ladies in line waiting their turn to grind their nixtamal(cooked corn) to make their tortillas for the day. In its heyday, it served about 200 ladies every morning. Today, about 10 ladies still […] Read More

The Seasons of Life

I don’t know you. Yet, I know all about you. Not in a creepy way but in the good way. If you’re reading this, I know life is good. How do I know? Well for starters, you’re alive and that’s good. I also know you’re lucky. The sheer probability that you can read this, have […] Read More

The Top 11 Places to Visit in the State of Guanajuato Mexico

Have you ever wanted to visit the state of Guanajuato but don’t know where to go? Well, let’s go where the locals go. Canal Once, a Mexican TV station, surveyed local people from the state of Guanajuato asking them to rank their favorite places to visit in their state. They then compiled a short list […] Read More

Personal Development for the Modern World

I feel that travel is to the modern world what the human potential movement was to the 1960’s—70’s. If people have benefitted from travel for centuries, why do I say it’s for the modern world? You see, the high cost of travel meant it could only be afforded by very few, especially international travel. But […] Read More

Top 21 False Spanish English Cognates We Use Everyday

Sometimes it seems like the Spanish language cuts us a break, gives us a hint and understands our frustrations. So it gives us some Spanish English Cognates, which are words in two languages that share similar meaning, spelling and pronunciation. Cognates make the world of language easy and fun. That is, until we run into […] Read More

Is Your Friend a Burro? Mexican Hand Signals for Approximating Height

Let’s say you and a friend were in a Mercado in rural Mexico. The day is squelching hot so you stop to get an agua fresca, probably de melon because you have good taste of course. As you sip your agua fresca, you look around and notice your friend is long gone—nowhere to be found. […] Read More

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