Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: City Park Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a terrific hub for natural and cultural adventures. Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway to the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. Explore the surrounding countryside if …

Paricutín

Photo: Thomassin Mickaël, Iglesia Wikipedia: Parícutin is a cinder cone volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 kilometers west of Mexico City. The volcano surged suddenly from the cornfield of local farmer Dionisio Pulido in 1943, attracting both popular and scientific attention. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/RB2q4bQgQcjJcXmXA Videos Paricutín …

Santiago Juxtlahuaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day Spotlight on Santiago Juxtlahuaca The municipality of Santiago Juxtlahuaca is one of the oldest towns in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, dating to the 12th century AD. The patron saint feast is celebrated on July 25 in honor of the image of the saint Santiago Apostol, from whom …

Mexico City 2021 Conquest Colloquium

Photo: Travis, Tenochtitlan August 4-6, 2021 – Upcoming seminar in Spanish: Third Colloquium The Anthropological Vision of the conquest of Cemanáhuac on the defense of Tenochtitlan (III Coloquio La Visión Antropológica de la conquista del Cemanáhuac sobre la defensa de Tenochtitlan). FYI, Cēmānāhuac was the name used by the Aztecs to refer to their world …

Rio Grande

Photo: Gary Nored, River Road from Presidio to Big Bend Spotlight on the Rio Grande Wikipedia: The Rio Grande known in Mexico as Río Bravo del Norte, or simply Río Bravo) is one of the principal rivers (along with the Colorado River) in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The Rio Grande begins in …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Plaza de la Soledad. Notice the Guelaguetza textiles and tiliches of Putla de Guerrero 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 …

Guelaguetza 2021

Poster by Erwis Félix Rodríguez Herrera Happening Now: Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Due to Covid19, the July 2021 events will be a digital hybrid for the second year in a row. Dates: Monday, July 19 and 26. Hashtags: #Guelaguetza, #Guelaguetza2021, #GuelaguetzaDigital = …

1519 – 2019+

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true, and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Wildlands NetworkFirst-ever Map …

La Ciudadela Crafts Market

Photo: Parking Mexico City – La Ciudadela Crafts Market (Mercado de Artesanías de La Ciudadela) features handmade crafts and curiosities, including embroidery, glassware, onyx figures, and jewelry. The market was created to compliment the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when the government called artisans from across the country to showcase their work for visitors from around …