Informative Travel Blogs–Baja to El Salvador

My friend Cornelius pointed me in the direction of his friends Matt and Emily, who are currently traveling through Central America. Their blogs have neat pictures and detailed information that could be of use to anyone interested in riding a motorcycle in Mexico, couchsurfing, crossing Latin American borders, finding cheap, reasonably safe accommodations in San Salvador and bussing across Central America. Sigh…

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El Codo: Learning Great Knots for Camping

Yes, knots and ropes are geeky. That is, they seem geeky until you need to learn how to stop tarps from flying off the roof of your car, how to prevent your campsite from flying down the beach, or how to make the perfect loop to hoist a solar shower bucket up onto a coconut palm. Animated Knots by Grog has great illustrated guides for knots that will solve all of the above situations. The site is organized by activity […]

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Mazatlan Has New Social Network

Carl just alerted me that Mazatlan has a cool new website, Mazatlan My City, a diverse platform that includes a social network, video programming, radio shows, news articles, an interactive map, and a music collection where users can add files. The site looks great and it’s easy to use. Definitely recommended for anyone who is contemplating a move to Mazatlan.

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Mexican Electric

  Hey expats! “El Codo” just sent me the following link to the CFE. Looks like a good resource for those of you who deal with the Comision Federal de Electricidad as well as those of you who are contemplating a move south–you can use this site to calculate future bills.

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Changes to "Oaxaca/Mexico Newsletter"

To make things simpler for subscribers, Stan Gotlieb  has changed the way his “Oaxaca /Mexico Newsletter” is distributed. In Stan’s words: “From now on, the Newsletter will be delivered by e-mail.  The format (we’ve tried it, and it seems to work) will be only slightly different from the current one.  There will be at least as many photos as there have been, and they will be larger and sharper.  It will load quickly. The archives will be open.  The “Free […]

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Folkloric angels dressed in Jaguar skins? We’re in!

By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers One of our longtime favorite websites, ColonialMexico.com, does a monthly feature on colonial Mexican artwork. This month’s article discusses el barocco Poblano. The photographs of an amazingly gaudy “folk baroque” church are well worth your time, provided, of course, that you are the sort of person who enjoys pictures of minute folkloric angels dressed in Jaguar skins.

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Online Spanish Dictionary

I was writing an email in Spanish this morning and couldn’t recall the proper word for “guidelines”.  As an experiment, I typed this into a Google search: translate “guidelines” spanish. Lo-and-behold the top hit was an excellent online translator that not only gave me the correct term (pautas) but offers both Spanish and English audio of each word.  Try it yourself at Bab.La

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Mexico News Update

As part of my typical morning routine I always visit a couple of online Mexican newspapers, El Universal  (associated with the Miami Herald) and The News from Mexico City. El Universal  offers a much broader coverage of current events, politics, business, entertainment and lifestyle, etc. but the site is in Spanish so if your interest in Mexico isn’t really deep The News (in English) is your best bet. El Universal The News

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Worthy Mexico Links from Taylor Benson

When he isn’t in the kitchen, whipping up some caloric colossus, Taylor Benson flexes his broadband connection in search of interesting and offbeat Mexico websites. Here are his latest offerings: =========== ========= =========== ========== Here are some good – excellent links that may help you. Hot linking is getting more effective as more people surf with broadband: http://www.ancientmexico.com/ http://www.elbalero.gob.mx/index_kids.html As time passes and more readers contribute, this site begins to present some impressive entries: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico Here is a motherlode of […]

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