Monthly archive February, 2011
February 2011

February 2011

Feb 1-6, Zihua Sailfest  2010 ,Zihuatanejo, Gro. This will be the 10th year of Sailfest which started because the boaters, stopping in Zihua on their way south, wanted to help the children and schools in the area.  It has become an annual event where the boaters, joined by the local people and merchants, join in a...

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Frente a Frente

Frente a Frente

The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810 & 1910


Feb 1- Mar 15, Frente a Frente, The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810 &  1910, Exhibition Hall, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. This exhibit features rare books, prints, photographs, and manuscripts from the Benson Latin American Collection, commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution....

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La Bandera

La Bandera

The Flag of Mexico


The Mexican flag has changed many times over the course of the country’s history… When Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared independence in 1810, he carried the standard flag of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This is considered to be the first Mexican flag. In 1813, the revolutionaries designed a new flag. They used white silk with...

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Himno Nacional Mexicano

The Mexican National Anthem


The creation of the Mexican National Anthem: November 12, 1853 During the presidency of General Mariano Arista, a literary contest was held to select the lyrics of the National Anthem. February 3, 1854 The Official Journal of the Federation published the name of the winner titled, Let us fly to combat, to revenge and that...

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Interiors: Custom Built Furnishings

Interiors: Custom Built Furnishings

Mexico is home to some very talented and creative artisans who turn wood, bamboo, stone, rattan and other natural materials into beautifully crafted furnishings to fit your individual style, taste, budget and more importantly: measurements.  The beauty of custom-built furnishings you can build to fit exactly the spaces and contours of each room and area...

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Being Prepared for Emergencies

Being Prepared for Emergencies

Travel is one of the great joys life has to offer, but that joy can rapidly become a nightmare if disaster strikes and you’re unprepared. Thinking about accidents and medical emergencies might not rate very high on the trip anticipation meter, but – as Benjamin Franklin so aptly put it centuries ago – “An ounce...

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Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Kayaking San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico

Choice of Bays, Open Ocean, Perfect for Beginners or Skilled Kayakers


Sitting on the Sea of Cortez, San Carlos offers tourists abundant reasons to visit. Multiple bays, coves and open water provide excellent kayaking for all skill levels. Just twelve miles northwest of the deep- water port of Guaymas, San Carlos is a year-round destination for tourists seeking sunshine and sparkling ocean. Available water sports include...

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Healthy Mexican Food

Healthy Mexican Food

The temptation of incredibly tasty tacos, hamburgers, and enchiladas is daunting – Mexican street food is so uniquely satisfying and sabroso (yummy) that it is hard to say “no.” Taste aside, street food in Mexico can add to the waistline, quickly. For those living in Mexico or traveling for an extended period of time, it...

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The Indigenous Ingredients

The Indigenous Ingredients

Cooks in Mexico still rely on the ingredients which were popular before the Spanish conquest… Corn, beans and squash: The Aztec Trio. Traditional Mexican food is heavy in these three main ingredients. Combined with hunted game meats, such as deer or rabbit, the vegetable and grain trio made for an incredibly healthy diet. Corn, beans,...

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Recipe: Bean and Squash Blossom Quesadillas

Recipe: Bean and Squash Blossom Quesadillas

The combination of corn tortillas, squash blossoms, and beans is a great way to enjoy the Aztec trio. When possible, purchase or make corn tortillas made from freshly ground corn. In most areas of Mexico there is usually a señora in each neighborhood or village that will sell fresh, handmade tortillas by the dozen. This...

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Recipe: Shredded Chicken Tacos

Recipe: Shredded Chicken Tacos

Ingredients Two chicken breasts, grilled or boiled until cooked 1/2 cup natural yogurt (no sugar) 12 small corn tortillas Condiments: Choose one or more of the below to dress up your tacos for an authentic Mexican treat! Escapeche – pickled hot peppers and vegetables (including carrots, onions, potatoes, and cauliflower), a common condiment found on...

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Avoid Dual Agency

Avoid Dual Agency

Consider a Buyer’s Agent


Dual agency arises when a real estate broker or salesperson represents adverse parties (e.g., a buyer and seller) in the same transaction.  In real estate the party that represents a buyer and or a seller in the purchase or sale of a property, is called an agent. In Mexico, as in other countries of the...

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