Normal Mexican Guy

Logo One of our YouTube faves since 2020: the aerial video collection from Normal Mexican Guy, is mesmerizing eye candy with a fine soundtrack or two. Normal, aka Sergio, says on Instagram he is “trying to show the best face of Mexico through aerial photos. One may not know well the place they call home …

Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree (Some rights reserved) Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! Google Maps The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree …

Cinco de Mayo

Artwork (Some rights reserved) Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It is a popular celebration in the USA. Hashtags: #CincoDeMayo #5deMayo The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican …

Mexico USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive (Some rights reserved) EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. There will be much-needed updates to the national parks and borderland jewels Big Bend National …

Baja Peninsula

Photo: Nan Palmero, Cabo Pelican Beach (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Gxw36pxpe5wBzSZg8 Photos Cities Planeta.com

Baja Links

Seals of Baja California and Baja California Sur What would locals like others know about the Baja California Peninsula? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesConoce los pueblos originarios de Baja California a través de su ecoturismo – @TJ_NoticiasLongtime Baja ecotourism operator and conservationist dies at 75Tim Means, Baja California ecotourism pioneer, dies …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat (Some rights reserved) Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s mountains, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/cLX5BC3fLBKBxBdH6 The mountain, …

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

Photo: Ron Mader, Mountains (Some rights reserved) Monterrey (elevation: 538 meters, 1,765 feet) is Mexico’s third-largest city and the country’s industrial capital. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/eche96tHYECyapDN7 Where to eatLas Monjitas Embedded Tweets Chipinque Parkchipinque.org.mx Cola de Caballomxcity.mx San Pedro Garza Garcíasanpedro.gob.mx – Parques – Mapa – FacebookWikipedia WikipediaMonterreyCerro de la Silla Nearby Planeta.com

Guelaguetza 2022

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The past two years have been virtual due to COVID19. 2022 becomes an in-person event again. Dates: July 25 and August 1. Hashtags: #Guelaguetza2022 and #Guelaguetza Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, in Indigenous culture, music, …

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Teatro Alcalá (Used with permission) 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, …