Hernán Cortés

Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa 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. 1519 – 2019+ Headlines The forgotten colonizer – Universal On the trail – Economist Elsewhere on the Web https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes https://www.tripline.net/trip/The_Journey_of_Hernan_Cortes-5214410504011006B049B37101E423CE Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de …

Exploring Cancún

Poster Cancún is a made-to-order resort, built specifically for tourism at the northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The city was founded on April 20, 1970. This city boasts terrific infrastructure for receiving and transporting environmental travelers to less congested areas, such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Celestún. The city receives upwards of …

Aztecs

Photo: Mexico City Museum 2019 is the 500th anniversary of 1519’s landing of the Spanish. More about this online 1519 – 2019+ The Aztecs, also known as Mixecas or Nahuas, founded their capital, Tenochitlán, in 1325. In only two centuries, the Aztecs rose from a wandering tribe to the rulers of an enormous empire. Throughout …

Tepache

Photo: Oaxaca Market Tepache = Partially fermented Mexican drink, typically made with pineapple, water, and brown sugar Also see: aguamiel, pulque, mezcal Recipes mexicoinmykitchen Embedded Tweets Uso del trapiche para extraer jugo de caña y hacer tepache. En esta ocasión… usado por mujeres mixes conversando en Ayöök 😍 😍 pic.twitter.com/7iTr2l8HT6 — Kumoontun (@kumoontun) January 15, …

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones)

Logo Wikipedia: The Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, abbreviated as IFT and incorrectly referred to as IFETEL) is an independent government agency of Mexico charged with the regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting services. It was formed on September 10, 2013, as part of larger reforms to Mexican telecom regulations, and replaced the Federal …

Christmas in Mexico

Poster Christmas (Navidad) is a joyous holiday in Mexico celebrated from December 12 to January 6 (Puente Guadalupe-Reyes). Calendar Dec 8 Juquila – Virgen de la Concepción, San Juanito Church Dec 12 Virgen de Guadalupe Dec 18 Virgen de la Soledad Dec 23 Radish Night o Noche de Rábanos en el Zócalo (Oaxaca) Dec 25 …

Tianguis Turístico 2019

Buzzwords This week Acapulco, Mexico hosts its annual tourism trade show, the Tianguis Turístico April 7-10, 2019. Hashtags: #TianguisTurístico2019 and #TianguisTurístico Key Links tianguisturisticomexico.com Questions Are there live and recorded videos from Tianguis? Are presentations available for download? Are tourism press releases posted online? What is the status of ecotourism and Indigenous tourism in Mexico? …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR)

Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (Secretaría de Turismo, SECTUR) – gob.mx/sectur – is the government department in charge of the nation’s tourism promotion and development. The Secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic and is a member of the federal executive cabinet. Key Links gob.mx/sectur prensa documentos Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_mx …

Mexico Bikes

Jaguar Updating our coverage of bike, biking and bike share in Mexico Headlines Ciclistas crean mapa de talleres bici-mecánicos de la CDMX Flickr Mexico City Bike Stations – Balam Older Features Biking in the Yucatan – Theresa Russell Bicitekas – Tom Dieusaert Mountain Biking Oaxaca’s Northern Sierra – Carlos E. Cornejo Bicycling in Mexico City …