And then the French invaded…(Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

  I laugh every time I think about the French invading Mexico. I know I shouldn’t—a lot of people died in the “intervention,” which began when Napoleon III used Mexico’s debt to France as a pretext for invasion. Napoleon III made the mistake of listening to conniving Mexican aristocrats who had insinuated themselves into the French court. The Mexicans in France wanted to see Benito Juarez’s democracy crushed and the return of their former power and property. To that end, […]

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Destination: Querétaro

I’m not one to knock the pleasure of sipping a margarita while staring at the azure sea, but I do wish that more travelers would stray away from the coasts to see Mexico’s amazing highlands. Although I love the casual coastal scene, the inland has so much to offer in terms of history, architecture, cuisine, and the finer aspects of Mexico’s culture. SF Gate recently listed the state of Querétaro as one of the five safest states in Mexico. Not only […]

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