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How to rent a car in Mexico

Everyone knows that to rent a car in Mexico is the perfect way for those who travel, thanks to its economy, comfort and safety. Renting a car in Mexico can be easier than driving your own car across the border. But why should you rent a car traveling in Mexico? The answer is simple, because you do not need to ...
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Festival of Cauahtemoc

This article was kindly contributed by Javier Ruiz Ocampo, the Chronicler of Taxco. The tribute to Cuauhtémoc begins on February 22 in the city of Taxco, at approximately 18:00 o'clock, when arrive caravans that come to Ixcateopan by bus from Mexico City and other states and even abroad with groups of dancers of the different ethnic groups and natives of ...
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IMAC Spanish Language Programs

Study Spanish in Guadalajara, Mexico. IMAC Spanish Language Programs is the Most Accredited Spanish Language School in Mexico. In 2017, Mexico ranked as the sixth most visited country in the world. IMAC Spanish Language Programs is an Educational Group based in Guadalajara, Mexico offering Spanish Language Programs. Guadalajara is not just another beach location. Guadalajara is the birthplace to the ...
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William Walker’s Republic of Sonora

The Republic of Sonora was a short-lived, unrecognized federal republic ruled by filibuster William Walker in 1854. It was based in Baja California, which also claimed (but never controlled) Sonora. In the summer of 1853, an American adventurer and filibuster named William Walker traveled to Guaymas seeking a grant from the government of Mexico to create a colony that would ...
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Devil’s Cave in Mazatlan

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Mazatlan due to its mystery and antiquity is the Cueva del Diablo ("Devil’s Cave"), a place that is sheltered by the slopes of the Cerro de la Nevería and which is located on Paseo Claussen. It is a place that for more than 200 years has been surrounded by tales and legends ...
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Sombrero Mexicano

Sombrero ("hat", literally "shadower") refers to a type of wide-brimmed hat from Mexico, used to shield from the sun. It usually has a high pointed crown, an extra-wide brim (broad enough to cast a shadow over the head, neck and shoulders of the wearer, and slightly upturned at the edge), and a chin string to hold it in place. In ...
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Pulque

Pulque, occasionally referred to as agave wine, is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey (agave) plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste. The manufacturing process of pulque is complex and required the death of ...
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Agave & Mexican alcoholic beverage

Agave is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of Mexico. The plants are perennial, but each rosette flowers once and then dies. Some species are known by the name "century plant" because of the long time the plant takes to flower. Agaves are succulents with a large rosette of thick, fleshy leaves, with most species ...
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Tourist Yu’u

If living the life of the Zapotec is a cultural experience you could appreciate there's no better way perhaps than to book a room at one or several of the special Zapotec Yu'u constructed in various villages across the Oaxaca Valley. Yú'ù is a Zapotec word meaning house, and in this particular case, local houses that have been refitted to ...
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Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca

This article was kindly contributed by Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca. Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca: No Two Batches Are Alike No, not all mezcal distilled in Oaxaca is smoky, and no, the difference between tequila and its misunderstood cousin is not that the former is commercial or industrial and the latter is handcrafted. But the truth is that the lesser ...
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