Speaking of Hermosillo, actress Raquel Torres was born in Hermosillo in 1908, and appeared in a number of Hollywood movies in the late 1920s and early 1930s, including White Shadows in the South Sea, The Sea Bat, and Duck Soup, with the Marx brothers.
CNN incorrectly reports : “Pope Francis canonized the first saints of his papacy — including the first ever honored from Colombia and Mexico.” He did indeed canonize Laura Montoya of Colombia and María Guadalupe García Zavala of Mexico, but the cannon already includes María Natividad de Jesús Sacramento Venegas, who was born in Zapotlanejo, Mexico, in 1868 and canonized in 2001. Not to mention, uh, Juan Diego and all these other male Mexican saints. In fact, check out a 2002 CNN article […]
Nude, Mexico by Edward Weston photo from Getty Museum Archive According to an interesting post at the Getty Museum Archive, Edward Weston shot this photo on a Mexico City rooftop in 1924. He was on the roof to shoot clouds, but got distracted by his lover, Tina Modotti, sunbathing. Another piece to the fascinating puzzle of Modotti’s storied life. Tina Modotti was born in Italy in 1896. As a child, she worked in a silk factory. At sixteen, she followed […]
Well it just so happens that I am in the area…
A reader writes: Hello, I am a 43 year old female from Canada and I am thinking of going to Puerto Vallarta to study Spanish for 6 weeks with Spanish Abroad. I would be going by myself and living with a family while studying. Is this safe? Also, I know there are Canadians and Americans that are retired and living in PVR, is there a network on how to meet some of these people and make some contacts? Thank you. […]
In May I posted my own memories of growing up on Mexican time. Reflecting on what I gained from growing up in and out of Mexico made me curious to hear our readers’ stories and questions about raising kids in Mexico. I found some interesting letters in the People’s Guide archives, including Moving to Mexico with a teenage daughter? In addition, Nora Hooper kindly sent me her memories of raising her little girl in Bucerias. “It was the best place […]
The Mexican Government is predicting that the coming Maya apocalypse will create a tourism boom of 52 million visitors. The state is building a new hotel at Calakmul to deal with the influx, and government-sponsored, Maya-themed tourist events abound. When I first read about the official 2012 fanfare, I thought it sounded like a desperate gimmick, a weak attempt to use a thin premise to bolster flagging tourism. After all, it takes about 30 seconds with Google to discover that the supposed […]
editor’s note: Julissa Gonzalez sent us the following letter about life in one of our favorite states. We love to hear from those of you who are still living the Mexican Dream. If you have any questions about living or traveling in Michoacán, please post them in the comments section. Dear Carl and Lorena, I was just browsing your site when I noticed that there is a lot of concern on living in Mexico. Well, I do live in Mexico […]
editor’s note: My “sainted mother” Tina Rosa just sent me the following pictures from Mexico. Makes me homesick for San Miguel…Oh to be startling a random burro…Though if I’m going to be wishing myself into any Mexican situation, I think I’d be eating a milanesa torta on my way up to the zocalo. Or, of course, swinging in a Tenacatita hammock.
editor’s note: The tireless David “el Codo” Eidell recruited Baja mule diva Teddi Montes to write this fantastic article for us. Big thanks to Codo, Tedi, and to Trudi Angell for the photos. by Teddi Montes If you’ve never been on a mule, and want the adventure of a lifetime, just once experience a trip into the Sierra San Francisco and see what it’s all about. You can go in for just a one to two nighter, or you can […]