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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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Another calpulli remains found in Mexico City

Another pre-Hispanic find in Mexico City. Commercial center renovations uncovered remains that surprised archaeologists. Nearly 500 years after its fall, Tenochtitlán continues to be rediscovered, meter by meter. The latest to be uncovered are the remains of the ceremonial center of the Calpulli of Cuezcontitlán, found a few meters under the streets of Mexico City, several blocks south of the ...
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Cenotes in Yucatan

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya "ts'onot" to refer to any location with accessible groundwater. Cenotes ...
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Mexico City’s Metro Icons

Each metro station in Mexico City is identified by a single icon. Created in a time when the country’s literacy rate was low and the capital city’s metro system was small, the design concept was intuitive and easy to execute. Since one-third of the Mexican population could not read or write and most of the rest had not completed high ...
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Pyramid of Pino Suarez

Altar dedicated to the god Ehécatl, located in the middle of Metro Pino Suárez, in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, on the southern part of the city centre. This altar was unearthed during construction of the station in 1967 where it remains to this day surrounded by the passageway between Lines 1 and 2. Back in the sixties the ...
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