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Pedaling Paseo de la Reforma

Pedaling Paseo de la Reforma

Posted 11 October 2009 | By | Categories: City Profiles, Ecology, News and Current Events, Travel | No Comments

By John Mitchell Mexico City doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a pedestrian or bicycle-friendly city. In fact, most of the time, crossing the teeming boulevards of La Capital makes me feel like a lone matador being charged by a herd of enraged, snorting bulls. Consequently, I was amazed one recent Sunday morning to […]

San Miguel de Allende Revisited

San Miguel de Allende Revisited

Posted 18 September 2009 | By | Categories: City Profiles, In My Opinion, Travel | 2 Comments

By John Mitchell San Miguel de Allende has always been one of my favorite places in Mexico. I first visited this charming colonial town about 25 years ago. Back then it was a bit like falling off the map. There were no cell phones or Internet cafés, and to make a telephone call home, you […]

UNESCO World Heritage Status Likely for San Luis Potosi

UNESCO World Heritage Status Likely for San Luis Potosi

Posted 30 August 2009 | By | Categories: Arts and Culture, City Profiles, History, News and Current Events, News Flash, Travel | 5 Comments

By John Mitchell San Luis Potosi has never received as much attention as its famous neighbors, Guanajuato and Zacatecas, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. But this situation could change in 2010, when it is likely that San Luis Potosi will also be added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. True, San […]

Can tourism help save Cerro de San Pedro?

Can tourism help save Cerro de San Pedro?

Posted 14 August 2009 | By | Categories: City Profiles, Ecology, History, News and Current Events, Travel | No Comments

By John Mitchell Cerro de San Pedro – It’s obvious that Marcos Rangel Mendoza loves the place where he was born. This unassuming, middle-aged man becomes passionate when he talks about the history of Cerro de San Pedro, an old mining town clinging to a rocky hillside in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. […]

Third Night Free in Mexico City

Third Night Free in Mexico City

Posted 07 June 2009 | By | Categories: City Profiles, Hot Travel Deals, Living in Mexico, News and Current Events, News Flash, Travel, Travel Agent Corner | No Comments

By John Mitchell Since I am planning to visit Mexico City in July, and because I’m a frugal traveler, this promotion caught my eye. According to the Tourism Secretary of Mexico City, many hotels in the capital will be offering the third night free to their guests up until August 31, 2009. A list of […]

Mexico City’s Museums in Trouble

Mexico City’s Museums in Trouble

Posted 30 May 2009 | By | Categories: Arts and Culture, City Profiles, In My Opinion, News and Current Events, Travel, Travel Agent Corner | No Comments

By John Mitchell Part of the fallout from the recent swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the subsequent decline in tourism is that some of Mexico City’s world-class museums are in big financial trouble. According to an article in The News, an English-language newspaper published in Mexico City, Germany is donating US$70,000 to the cash-strapped […]

Mexico’s Language Schools

Posted 30 March 2009 | By | Categories: Arts and Culture, City Profiles, Current Travel Press Releases, Travel, Travel Agent Corner, Uncategorized | No Comments

David Simmonds Mexico travel has different meanings to different people. Cruises are popular and a good value these days, although floating around with the same people for several days doesn’t appeal to me, even with the big buffets, open bars, and craps tables. Others prefer big, glitzy resorts with an all-inclusive plan with those little […]