Top Five Mexican Cities for Hangout Travel

Churpa sits in lamplight in La Condesa.

In 1999, when I was 20 years old, I flew into Mexico City with my friend Abigail. Between the two of us, we carried $1000 in cash. Our plan? Travel from Mexico City to the Yucatan, spend a month hitting all the major sites of interest and then return to Mexico City. Our budget was based on very vague calculations on my part: I’d spent the previous winter camping on a beach on the Pacific coast, and it’d cost me […]

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Historical Photo of the Week: Raquel Torres

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.

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