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Mexico Monday Hangout May 5

by Ron Mader

Google+ Hangout
May 5, 1030am Mexico City Mexico Monday

On Monday, May 5 please join us for a lively conversation in English, Spanish and a bit of Zapotec as we talk about travel, culture and conservation. We’ll share insights and practical tips from friends who live in Mexico in a candid hangout streamed live via YouTube. Comments and questions are welcome via our Google+ event page.

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Guelaguetza

by Ron Mader

The Guelaguetza is one of Mexico’s most important festivals. The ‘big days’ are two Mondays in late July when the regional dances are performed in the ginormous auditorio, but the atmosphere that pervades Oaxaca is a celebration that transcends the marathon performance. Today is the octava and the conclusion of the best Guelaguetza season in years.

You can get a taste of the event through livestreaming video at 10am and 5pm http://www.livestream.com/munioax 

Can’t make it this year? Mark your calendars – July 22 and 29, 2013.

Guelaguetza 2013

Mexico 2.0 09

by Ron Mader

In the next three months Planeta.com is making a major revision to the Mexico features online our website. We’ll be adding a number of links to Web 2.0 resources and assisting local tour operators, indigenous artesanos and government officials to make most of the Web.

This year Mexico hosts the World Environment Day (June 5) as a way of celebrating environmental awareness around the world. Planeta.com will celebrate the holiday by presenting our annual Colibri Ecotourism Award.

Updates on Planeta.com include features on parks and protected areas, local sports, traditional markets and options for eco travelers. Highlights will include indigenous tourism options throughout the country.