Dec 092017
 
Cable cars in Mexico

There are now at least nine cable cars (teleféricos) for tourism operating in Mexico : Durango City, Durango Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre), Chihuahua García Caves (Grutas de García), Nuevo León Zacatecas City, Zacatecas Hotel Montetaxco, Taxco, Guerrero Hotel Vida en el Lago, Tepecoacuilco, Guerrero Orizaba, Veracruz Puebla City, Puebla Torreón, Coahuila All these cable […]

Mexican farmers grow Christmas trees that can be replanted

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Nov 162017
 
Mexican farmers grow Christmas trees that can be replanted

Mexican farmers in Tlaxcala are now growing their own Christmas trees. Environmentally-conscious consumers can purchase them, decorate them, and then replant in their gardens! Times are changing! Enjoy ~ New Christmas Trees can be Replanted (Mexico News Daily) Previous Geo-Mexico posts related to Christmas: The production of Christmas trees in Mexico Christmas trees in Mexico: […]

Jul 102017
 
Reports of "new volcano" near Lake Chapala discounted by UNAM geologists

There are press reports of red-hot rocks emerging last weekend at a location known as “Pueblo Viejo” in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza in the state of Michoacán, a short distance east of Lake Chapala. That location is not far from the famous mud volcanoes, “Los Negritos” at Villamar, described in chapter 6 of my […]

Tourism index page

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May 232017
 

This Tourism index page lists the most relevant posts on Geo-Mexico related to tourism, including history of tourism in Mexico, types of tourism, major resorts, and current trends. It is updated periodically. Importance of tourism: Mexico welcomed a record 32.1 million tourists in 2015 (Mar 2016) The importance of tourism to Mexico’s economy (Mar 2010) […]

Spectacular landscapes in Mexico

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May 112017
 

We rarely post straight links to other sites without detailed commentary but every rule has exceptions and this spectacular selection of 30 Google Earth images from The Atlantic more than deserves a close look: Human landscapes of Mexico Previous visually-stunning or visually-interesting posts on Geo-Mexico include: Mexican architect proposes city straddling Mexico-U.S. border Post and […]

Apr 152017
 

Following on from his (self-defined) “success” in growing cacao in Mexico, American businessman Jim Walsh is now promoting his own brand of “mezcal” – Kimo Sabe – and is talking up a project to help 1,000 farmers in Zacatecas. – “The collaborative partnership will create over 100 new agave farms, as well as work with […]

Easter celebrations in Mexico

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Apr 102017
 
Easter celebrations in Mexico

Mexicans celebrate Easter in considerable style with processions and re-enactments of religious events. The MexConnect Easter Index page has a varied collection of articles and photo galleries relating to the Easter period in Mexico. Easter celebrations have been held for centuries in many of Mexico’s towns and cities, though the details may have changed over […]

Mexico and Ireland: a lasting relationship forged by potatoes. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Mar 152017
 
Mexico and Ireland: a lasting relationship forged by potatoes. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we offer this short list of references highlighting some of the more significant connections between Ireland and Mexico. Séamus Ó Fógartaigh in his “Ireland and Mexico“, published in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America by the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (based, curiously, in Switzerland) looks at the […]