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Wrought Iron at Work

Wrought Iron at Work

The wrought iron window grilles or Rejas seen around the villages of Lake Chapala and throughout Mexico are both decorative and protective and likely introduced into Mexico by the Spanish. It has been said they were a means of a…

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Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras Parade, also known as the Fat Tuesday parade, is held on the last day of Carnaval and the beginning of Lent. It is the most fun of all the parades, with all the essential features necessary for…

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Rebozo Fashion Show

Rebozo shawl

Rebozo Fashion Show The Rebozo show takes place during the Independence Festival. The rebozo (shawl) has a long history dating back many centuries. In Spanish, ‘rebozo’ means to wrap, cover or protect oneself. Used by men as a work garment,…

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Ajijic House & Home

AJIJIC HOUSE & HOME

A 1970s home in Mexico gets a mod update when writer Barbara Sgroi and her husband leave Canada for year-round sun and sand “Be careful what you wish for,” I thought to myself as my husband, Alex, and I pulled…

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Ajijic: A Colonial Gem

Ajijic -Gem

Much of the promotion of Mexico focuses on its many coastal tourist resorts, such as Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and Cancun. But Mexico has many other interesting areas not often promoted. Towns such as San Miguel d’Allende, Cuernavaca and Ajijic attract…

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Mexican National Chili Cook-Off

Mexican National Chili Cookoff

Mexican National Chili Cook-Off The Mexican National Chili Cook Off has become a community tradition – 40 years strong and continuing to grow year after year. The event kicks off when a parade of floats and bands leaves from the…

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Wines of Mexico

Wines of Mexico

Wines of Mexico Mexico may not be the first country that comes to mind when contemplating the world of fine wines.  That could soon change as Mexican wines are being recognized serious contenders in the world market. You may think…

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Ajijic: Town of Murals

Ajijic Town of Murals

Ajijic: Town of Murals Murals have been around since the beginning of mankind and may be seen in every part of the world. From the earliest form of storytelling, using symbols on cave walls to giant paintings depicting historical events,…

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