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Uruapan, Michoacan - a city of Festivals

Uruapan, Michoacan – a city of Festivals

All year long there are festivals occurring in Uruapan. The two most noteworthy and that fill the hotels are; Noche de Muertos (Night of the Dead) and Semana Santa (Holy Week) The first is November 1 and the second is Holy Week. Michoacan is the center of the part pagan, part Christian celebration of Noche...

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Trip Report – Ixtapa, Mexico – Feb 27 –  Mar 13, 2013

Trip Report – Ixtapa, Mexico – Feb 27 – Mar 13, 2013

Last year we opted for a spontaneous trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to attend the International Guitar Festival. We loved it so much, we decided we needed to return this year. We booked a condo through VRBO (Home Away) and our airfare through Westjet, using our trusted travel agent. The value of a good travel agent can’t...

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Exchanging Money in Mexico

Exchanging Money in Mexico

If you’re coming down for a few weeks or even for the entire “high season,” you can convert your funds in three ways. First, you could bring U.S. (or Canadian) cash and trade it in for Mexican pesos at either a bank or a casa de cambio (a money-changing station). Second, you could arrive with...

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Mexico Ignites Italy!

Mexico Ignites Italy!

In the month of June an impressive delegation of Mexican luminaries landed in Europe, embarking on a promotion tour spreading Mexican culture, food , music, and dance across northern Italy.  Mexico Week in Veneto included various food, wine and culture events during the week of June 4 – 10, in multiple cities, filling the streets of...

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Morelia, City of Light

Morelia, City of Light

Latin America’s Illuminated City Gets More Lights


Morelia is more than the political capital of Michoacan, it is also the cultural center. In 2003, the city embarked on an activity, ”Plan Luz.”  Buildings and historical monuments are lit up at night. The architecture is a true sixteenth century jewel. In 2010, Morelia was named, “Latin America’s Illuminated City,”  by the organization, Lighting...

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Europeans visit in record numbers, everyone feels fine

Europeans visit in record numbers, everyone feels fine

Visited Mexico recently? What are your thoughts, did you feel unsafe at any point in your vacation?

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Getting Married in Mexico

Getting Married in Mexico

Getting married on a Mexican Beach or in a Mexican Hacienda is becoming a trend among foreign couples looking for a different and extra romantic wedding. Unfortunately, even while the foreign-wedding business is clearly growing, the Mexican authorities have not made enough efforts to facilitate the process. It is not that it’s impossible to get...

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Whale watching in Zihuatanejo

Whale watching in Zihuatanejo

    While visiting or living in Zihuatanejo, there are many reasons to go fishing, snorkeling or diving in the waters that surround Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa… During the months of November through April, you might just see one of nature’s largest mammals swimming along with you. If you frequent or have an ocean view of your own...

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Estero Del Yugo

Estero Del Yugo

Mazatlan's First Class Bird Watching


Mexico is a premium destination for birders, and guided trips are popular across the country. Less well known is that great birding exists in resort locations as well…     Mazatlan, about nine hundred miles south of the United States, is one of Mexico’s favored year-round destinations for American tourists. This jewel of the Pacific...

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Mexico City’s Historical Center

Mexico City’s Historical Center

Centro Historico, the historical center of Mexico City is filled with impressive buildings ranging from Aztec times to the modern, amazing museums, remarkable murals and awe inspiring cathedrals. There is much to see and do in the old town area; here are some of the sites that are not to be missed. The Zócalo Officially...

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Guadalajara Travelogue

Guadalajara Travelogue

The first time I visited Guadalajara, I was prepared to be completely overwhelmed.  I’d been living in Zihuatanejo for awhile and was used to a small town atmosphere.   Now I was going to a place about seventeen times bigger…actually fifty times mas grande if you include the seven adjacent municipalities comprising the densely-populated metropolitan area....

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Getting a Mexican Driver's License

Getting a Mexican Driver’s License

It’s really not very difficult to get a Mexican driver’s license in Zihuatanejo if you have the right documentation. The word that best describes the process for those of us hailing from the U.S. and Canada is: puzzling. You don’t have to take a written test to prove you know the rules of the road....

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