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Aztec
The plain, one-story stone-linteled structure sat hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years behind generations of street vendors hawking goods from stands outside its thick old walls. But experts have now concluded the building at 25 Manzanares Street is the oldest house in Mexico City, and one of the oldest in all of North...
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It was an archaeological adventure: a 12-day family trip to Mayan and Aztec pyramid cities, from Mexico City to the Yucatan jungle. Our timeline spanned from the ancient city of Teotihuacan, founded before the birth of Christ, to sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum and Templo Mayor, built in the centuries before the Spanish conquest of...
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Once the heart of the vast Aztec empire, Mexico’s pulsing capital is now a megacity that dominates the country’s economy, politics and culture, but it must take drastic steps to tackle its dwindling water supply and crippling transport problems, said the official charged with making the city resilient. Megacities like Tokyo should be a development...
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saint of death
At the beginning of each month in the Mexico City neighborhood of Morelos dozens of followers of the country’s “Santa Muerte,” or “Saint Death,” cult bring offerings to a shrine featuring the grim reaper figure. People crawl on their knees and leave tequila, rum, beer, cigarettes, cash, flowers and candy at the shrine, which is...
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guadalajara vacation
Since my last article about our trip to Guadalajara, I have gotten many bits of advice and comments from people with more knowledge about the city. I’ve enjoyed reading people’s comments. One theme that got multiple comments was my experience with taxis. I have gotten mixed advice about how to get the best taxi prices....
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Few places can claim to have it all, but at two neighboring destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, there really is something for everyone. From artisan markets and adventure style activities, to board walking and bird watching, to rich culture, delicious cuisine and everything in between, travelers of every pace and personality will find what they...
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Fun and busy Cabo, adventurous Riviera Maya, and thrilling Cancun. These are everyone’s go-to destinations when vacationing in Mexico, the vacation spots mostly responsible for putting the enchanting country in the top 10 list of the most visited countries in the world. Yet a large part of Mexico that deserves to be seen remains undiscovered by most families....
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A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler. The Aztecs are believed to have cremated the remains of their leaders during their 1325-1521 rule, but the final resting place of...
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oaxaca muxe
A lively parade of transvestites wearing flowers and ribbons on their heads partied through the streets of an indigenous Mexican town in the weekend of their 40th annual “muxe” festival. The muxes, also known as a third gender, are mostly gay men of ethnic Zapotec descent, who are widely respected in the southern town of...
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The history of Mexican food is a diverse history believed to have started as far back as the Mayan Indians. The Mayans were nomadic hunters and gathers of food. Tortillas with a bean paste were a common meal, much like refried beans of today. Of course they were also hunters to include wild game and...
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1.The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States). 2. A Mexican tamale called the zacahuil is three feet long and weighs about 150 pounds. 3. Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world. 4. Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit which lives near Mexican...
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Margarita in hand, the pristine turquoise Pacific Ocean in front of you, the lush rain forest of the Sierra Madre Mountains behind you and the warm Mexican sun beating down on you. All of this is now (once again) within easy reach for UK travelers – and Manchester in particular. As of May 3, direct...
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