Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (used with permission) Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca What would locals like others know about Oaxaca? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesIf You Sell ‘Oaxaca in a Bottle,’ What Happens to Oaxaca? – The New York TimesCiclovías, un beneficio para el medio ambiente y economía oaxaqueña – NoticiasEs grande plasmar nuestras raíces en cada lienzoTourists are welcome in …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Mexico/USA Borderlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesBiden administration to restart ‘Remain in Mexico’ program under court orderWhat’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts – Pew Research CenterAlong the U.S.-Mexico Border, Journalism Is an Act …

Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo: Ron Mader, Entrance (some rights reserved) Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Teatro Alcalá Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Before that, we are updating …

Oaxaca City Churches

Photo: Ron Mader, Magic Hour at Santo Domingo (some rights reserved) Good Advice: Church visits are not for everyone, particularly those with low baroque tolerance. Travelers often complain of the ABC Tours (Another Bloody Church!), so if you are not in the spirit, the best advice is not go inside the sanctuary. Those entering should …

Otomí

Indigenous Peoples The Otomí are an Indigenous people of Mexico inhabiting the central Mexican Plateau (Altiplano) region. Webinar11 noviembre – Seminario Historia, Cultura y Patrimonio de la Región Lacustre del Alto Lerma de la DEAS-INAH “Cosmopolítica y Territorios en el Mundo Otomí” Presenta: Carlos Arturo Hernández Dávila Transmisión en vivo por: https://youtu.be/mwYZCD9oSSk Elsewhere on the …

Mexico City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec Spotlight on parks and protected areas in Mexico City. Faves include Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros, Xochimilco, the Ajusco, and the Basilica of Guadalupe. = Foco en parques y áreas protegidas de la Ciudad de México. Los favoritos incluyen Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros, Xochimilco, Ajusco y la Basílica de Guadalupe. HeadlinesMagníficos parques y espacios …