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Is Mexico Safe for American Tourist and Expats Right Now

Here is Some Perspective to the Question: Is Mexico Safe for American Tourist and Expats Right Now? I’m thinking of moving back to where I’m from. Before I moved here, I should’ve taken precautions and done some research because I had no idea that it was this bad. Today, I decided to write this because […] Read More

Do Mexicans Have An Eighth Day of the Week: What Does the Expression De Hoy en Ocho Mean?

If you’ve ever felt like you needed more time, Méxicans got your back. We invented another day: “De hoy en ocho.” But what does it really mean? Let’s say today is Saturday and someone says, nos vemos de hoy en ocho. It just means we’ll catch up again next Saturday. Basically, de hoy en ocho […] Read More

13 Mexican Indigenous Nahuatl Words Used In the English Language Everyday

1. Chipotle – A ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking. It is the compound of chilli “pepper” and poctli “smoke.” 2. Cacao – Derives from cacahuatl and is the root form of the name for the cacao bean itself. 3. Chocolate – An adaptation of xocolatl, which is probably made up […] Read More

El Barzon Lyrics Translated in English and the Mexican Hacienda System

El Barzon and the Hacienda System in Mexico Haciendas were Mexican estates owned by Spaniards and Criollos who were referred to as “el hacendado” or “patron.” The hacienda system as we know it started in 1529 when Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador, was granted land in Mexico. Later other conquistadors acquired similar land grants in […] Read More

The Sombrero Capital of the World – San Francisco del Rincon Guanajuato Mexico

I really like sombreros. I have a collection of them. My wife wants me to get rid of them but I won’t(yet). My Abuelita bought me my first sombrero in Plateros, Zacatecas, I must have been 4 or 5 years old at the time. It made me feel important. It made me feel like a […] Read More

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

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