The Mexico You Love is Still Here

by Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers As a kid, I was accustomed to the double take, the long stare, the muffled giggle. We spent months of each year traveling the backgrounds of Mexico and Guatemala, and we ended up in a lot of places where the locals hadn’t seen a gringo in years. Of course that was back in the days when Americans were afraid to go to Mexico because they were convinced the country was overrun with murderous banditos and […]

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Green Map San Miguel

By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers As Lorena dredges through her bottomless inbox she often sends me tidbits. This one struck my fancy: Green Map San Miguel or Mapa Verde San Miguel allows visitors to search a directory of sustainable goods and services in the San Miguel Area. A calendar provides info on upcoming events, including bird walks, eco-tours, workshops, documentary showings, organic farmers’ markets, volunteer opportunities, and activities for kids. The site features an interactive map of the town that […]

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Churpa's Dispatch from San Miguel #1

By Churpa Rosa Rogers When it comes to Mexico, I tend to experience one-sided culture shock: I am shocked by my inevitable and unwilling return to the United States, but rarely shocked to find myself down south. Even if it’s been a year or more, a return to Mexico always feels as natural as slipping into a warm bath. That said, I always experience a few days of jubilation at all the tiny Mexican details that make me feel so […]

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