This article is from the October 1998 The Mexico File newsletter. Guadalajara, Home of the Hat Dance by David Simmonds Guadalajara has given birth to several Mexican customs. Once I gave it considerable thought, all of these customs seem to be related by the fact that participation in these traditions is enhanced by the [...]Read more →
This article is from the June 1999 The Mexico File newsletter. Ensenada by Robert B. Simmonds, Ph.D. Bob Simmonds is the publisher of The Mexico File and the brother of David Simmonds, the editor. He is a psychologist in private practice in San Diego and the editor of Emotional Wellness Matters, another newsletter produced by [...]Read more →
This article is from the April 1997 The Mexico File newsletter. Durango, Miles From Nowhere by David Simmonds The best advice I ever received about traveling in Mexico was provided by a retired gentleman, an expat living in his trailer in Guadalajara around 1975. I remember riding as the passenger in his car, catching a [...]Read more →
This article is from the February 2005 The Mexico File newsletter. Campeche: The Real Deal Story and photos by Jane Onstott Jane Onstott is an editor, translator, and writer based in San Diego, California. She regularly contributes to Mexico guidebooks including Fodor’s Cancun, Cozumel & Yucatan and Fodor’s Mexico (Random House). Her collaboration with author [...]Read more →
This article is from the November 2000 The Mexico File newsletter. Cabo San Lucas, Better Known as Party Central by David Simmonds You know the old maxims about “making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear” or “turning lemons into lemonade”? Well, they got it a little backward in Cabon – where the sow [...]Read more →
This article is from the February 1998 The Mexico File newsletter. Will Success Spoil Barra de Navidad? by David Simmonds I have often wondered how the histories of the two towns, Puerto Vallarta and Barra de Navidad, might have been changed had John Huston filmed “Night of the Iguana” 150 miles farther south some 30 [...]Read more →
This article is from the April 2005 The Mexico File newsletter. Bahías de Huatulco by David Simmonds It was September, a perfect weather month in San Diego when the tourists have returned to their less desirable hometowns, leaving the beaches and freeways to us wise enough to reside here, when I got an email inviting [...]Read more →
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