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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

20 Things and Lessons Mexico has Provided Expats Living in Mexico

Expats Living in Mexico Answer the Question: “What is the most valuable thing Mexico has taught or provided you?” – Shay C. 1. Patience – This was by far the most popular! 2. Simplify – Realized don’t need many things and to not be materialistic. Life is not about what you have but being happy […] Read More

La Pila de Agua

People have been asking about access to water in a Rancho This is the pila it is natural cantera rock water tank. The fresh water naturally runs out from the side of the mountain and is piped into this holding tank. It’s naturally filtered by the rocks, sand and contains all essential minerals the body […] Read More

Everybody is a Genius

I used to fight life. I still do sometimes. I never win. I used to go against my very human nature. It was hard. I had a tough go at it. I remember parting my hair on the right side on my head because that’s how I wanted it. I spent lots of time, effort […] Read More

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