Book Review: Western Mexico: A Traveler's Treasury

From the shores of Lake Patzcuaro to the cloud forest of Manatatlán to the mines of Zacatecas, Western Mexico: A Traveler’s Treasury takes the armchair traveler on a tour of western Mexico’s treasures, many of them little known. The author, geographer Tony Burton, gets off the beaten path time and time again, and provides detailed historical and cultural information about towns that many guidebook authors only mention in passing: La Barca, San Juan de los Lagos, Tamazula, and Lagos de Moreno, […]

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Kindle edition: The Peoples Guide to Mexico

  A reader writes: Hello Carl and Lorena, I just wanted to tell you both that “The People’s Guide to Mexico” has long been my favorite book. I have two different print editions and have just purchased the just published Kindle edition. My wife Karen and I have only been to Tijuana, but we both love Mexican food and it is also my very favorite. We have eaten in Mexican restaurants of varying authenticity all over the USA (I am […]

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Mexico’s Lake Chapala and Ajijic:

The Insider’s Guide to the Northshore for International Travelers By Teresa Kendrick Review by Carl Franz Printed in the Guadalajara Reporter After decades of neglect, major publishers have finally begun to include titles on Mexico and Latin America in their guidebook catalogs. We’ll call this long overdue attention the “good news”. The not-so-good news is that the fierce competition between publishers to create new and more profitable guidebook series doesn’t necessarily benefit readers and travelers. In their rush to stake […]

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Rough Times for the Rough Guide To Mexico?

You can read many more books reviews here: The People’s Guide To Mexico Carl says: This review of the latest edition of The Rough Guide To Mexico by our curmudgeonly correspondent, David “El Codo” Eidell, reminds me of why I could never face the harsh realities involved in writing and updating a “real” guidebook. As you’ll read below, David sinks his teeth into the author’s ankle and doesn’t let go until he’s shaken our credibility in this once highly respected […]

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