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THE ROMANCE OF TRAIN TRAVEL LIVES ON AT PUEBLA’S NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

By John Mitchell

The old Puebla railway station, which is now part of the Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos or National Railway Museum in the city of Puebla, Mexico
The old Puebla railway station, which is now part of the Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos or National Railway Museum in the city of Puebla, Mexico

PUEBLA — A decade has passed since passenger service ground to a halt on Mexico’s railroads. However, the romance of train travel lives on at the Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles (MFNM) or National Railway Museum in the city of Puebla. Continue reading THE ROMANCE OF TRAIN TRAVEL LIVES ON AT PUEBLA’S NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

Posada de las Minas Offers Affordable Luxury in a Historical Setting

By John Mitchell

Entrance way and courtyard of the Posada de las Minas in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico
Entrance way and courtyard of the Posada de las Minas in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

With its humble whitewashed buildings and nearly deserted cobblestone streets, Mineral de Pozos (or simply “Pozos”) is hardly a place where you would expect to find a luxury boutique hotel. However, that is exactly what has taken root in the heart of this sleepy Mexican town less than an hour’s drive from San Miguel de Allende.
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Mexico’s Beautiful Towns

By John Mitchell

Every once in awhile I come across a book about Mexico that is so inspiring I feel compelled to spread the word. One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Mexico (101 Beautiful Small Towns) by Guillermo Garcia Oropeza and Cristobal Garcia Sanchez is just such a work. Published in 2008 by Rizzoli International Publications, this generously illustrated coffee table book introduces readers to some of the most alluring places in Mexico. Spanish colonial towns, seaside villages, and even pre-Hispanic ruins are grouped by geographic regions, and almost every state in the country is represented. Lively text giving detailed historical background accompanies the eye-catching photos. Plus an appendix lists addresses of state and municipal tourism offices, hotels, and restaurants, making this a guide that should appeal to both armchair and active travelers who have a passion for Mexico.

View of the Spanish colonial town of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico. Please click on the image for more information.
View of the Spanish colonial town of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico. Please click on the image for more information.
Click to see more images of small and not-so-small Mexican towns that I’ve visited.