A Letter From Tampico

Charles Joseph Latrobe visited Mexico in the winter of 1834.  He wrote of his first impressions of Tampico in a series of letters published as The Rambler In Mexico. The first thing we experienced, which considerably surprised us on placing foot in the town, was the great difficulty of finding a shelter :and we were in the end fain to put up, all three, with a small room in the secondstory of a square, ill-built, open, wood barrack, the ground floor […]

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I spent most of my adult life flying Mexico

Saludos amigos! I have truly been blessed. I learned to hang glide 30 years ago and I have spent almost every winter since then flying Mexico. I have seen this country as few gringos- or human beings for that matter- have ever had the opportunity. I have seen Mexico like the halcones and the zopilotes. But unlike our feathered friends- I got to sample the beer too. And sample, and sample and sample… Well, you get the picture.– Or do […]

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Alamos Amigos

Alamos has about 8,000 residents and maybe 400 gringos who own homes and hotels. The gringos have been fund raising for education through the Amigos organization for over a decade. You may already know that Mexico ingeniously stops paying for education after the 7th grade, so the gringos make sure that any local kids who want to get to go as far in school and s/he wants, all the way through college. The problem, which you may also be aware […]

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