Why You Should Go To Mexico

Nothing irks me more than people who say “you shouldn’t go there, it is so dangerous.”  9 times out of 10 the person who says it is so dangerous has NEVER BEEN there.  Their mom’s neighbor’s daughter’s boyfriends uncle went there once on a cruise and was robbed in the cruise port.  Oh really. You [...]

Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum

Anthropology Museum in Mexico City

Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) is a good place to spend a few hours, even if you aren’t a history buff. Between the interesting architecture of the actual building, the fantastic sculptures on the outside, and the impressive exhibits inside, I have to rate this as an A+ museum. [...]

Alebrijes

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You may not recognize the name, but if you’ve been to Mexico you’ll likely recognize the brightly colored sculptures of fantasy animals and creatures.   First created in Mexico City by artist Pedro Linares, alebrijes can be made of paper mache, wood or even metal and are often creatures most associated with fantasy or dream-like [...]

Teotihuacan… say that five times.

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The Aztecs are a civilization of legend.  From enormous pyramids to human sacrifice to accounts of gold and tremendous wealth they’re a people and a culture that’s become a symbol of Mexico.  Teotihuacan, their capital was likely one of the largest cities in the Americas before the Spanish came.  At its zenith, the city may [...]