Trans-Americas Journey Sets the Record Straight

Jeff alerted me to this excellent post: Top 10 Reasons to Go to Mexico (a retrospective), which was originally posted at Trans-Americas Journey. We can’t help but like a blog that makes the following point: “For the record: after 18 months of independent overland travel driving nearly 25,000 miles through 29 of the country’s 31 states we can report, first hand, that we have never seen or sensed any threat or danger of any kind at any point anywhere in […]

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Blog: East by West: Keeping Tabs on PG Family

Some of you may know Ian Davie, son of my dad’s pal the infamous Morgan Davie. Or some of you may just enjoy reading interesting travel blogs. In either case, I recommend Ian and his girlfriend Amy’s travel blog East by West. Right now they are in Croatia blogging about cats, but  someday I hope to lure them back  to Mexico.

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Dissecting the Media Hysteria

  Jeff O’Brien directed my attention to the excellent article, Mexico Maligned. The author, Terry Denton, launches a convincing and comprehensive response to the U.S. media’s hysterical coverage of the the cartel violence. I particularly like this paragraph: “Just to be clear, I am not suggesting that the media “has it in for Mexico”.  Not at all.  This is not another rant against media bias.  What I do maintain, however, is that in their insatiable thirst for the salacious, Mexico and its […]

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Favorite Blogs: My Mexican Kitchen

Pan de muertos for Day of the Dead

  While researching the murky origins of the milanesa, I stumbled across My Mexican Kitchen, the work of an expat who lives in Michoacan. The blog  features detailed and amusing restaurant reviews, with the occasional foray into a kitchen experiment, such as teaching local Mexican teenagers how to make pizza. The author seems to spend quite a bit of time in Mexico City, so if you’re planning a trip to the Big Enchilada, this would be a good place to start […]

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Road Blog: Central America Overland Expeditions

Guides stand in front of Range Rovers.

Back when I was a kid, a substantial migration of Mextrippers drove south every winter. Vehicles ranged from rust-speckled VW vans to tricked-out luxury liners (we once met an elderly couple who were driving in Fats Domino’s former tour bus, which was paneled in purple plush). Every year, we’d run into “our kind” in campgrounds,  on remote beaches, and in the coveted walled hotel parking lot (where we’d pay a few dollars to set up camp and access a bathroom). […]

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Tenacatita Bay Bugle Report

For those of you who would like to refresh your memory on the Tenacatita case, check out the Tenacatita Bay Bugle. The author, Michael J. Fitzgerald, has offered tireless coverage of the story since day one. He also reports on other interesting developments in the area, including a March 13 report that equipment is in place to turn Highway 200 into a four lane road. That sounds like a remarkable engineering project. If any of you have  any updates on […]

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The Irrepressibles!

Our dear friend Dobie recently wrote a post in which she lamented that morale is flagging in Rebalsito, where people have been valiantly fighting to keep Tenacatita libre. The battle has been going on for decades, but the past three years (since the development group Rodenas closed access to the beach) have been especially rough for local residents. People have been brutally beaten, arrested, and cut off from their land and their major source of income, but they have continued […]

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Blogging thru Mexico

Hola! I’m a 60 year old lesbian womon from Berkeley on a Joiyssey, driving my casa-camion sola through Mexico (I’ve been here about 6 weeks now), learning Spanish, hoping to become fluent, and eventually exploring all the Central American countries – and maybe even make my way into South America. I keep a blog, www.codepinkjournals.blogspot.com where you’ll find out way too much information about me and my journey. Feel free to check it out, comment, or not! Peace, Xan Joi

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Our Amazon.com Blog

As if you didn’t have enough to read… we’ve signed up for Amazon Connect and started posting messages to a People’s Guide blog there. We’ll copy our posts here, or at least try to remember to, but you might want to check it out — just look for The People’s Guide To Mexico on Amazon.com Carl

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