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Mexico’s Underground Railroad

Mexico’s Underground Railroad By Kristina Morgan   Mexico doesn’t usually come up when speaking of slavery, but the truth is that the underground railroad ran north and south. There were many slaves in Mexico who dreamed of freedom but Canada seemed a lifetime away. Fortunately for them, slavery was also illegal in Mexico. Mexico became…

Mexican Opals

MEXICAN OPALS One cannot deny the beauty of the Mexican Fire Opal also known as the Mexican Diamond. The Aztec’s called them Vitzitziltecpa which means hummingbird stone and rightly so, the bright iridescent colors of the bird’s plumage mimicked the colors of the brilliant fire opal. According to historians, Aztec’s as early as in the…

Mexican Amber

MEXICAN AMBER Amber´s beautiful hue is eye candy for any amber connoisseur; just knowing how these gemstones are formed brings a new appreciation to the wonder of nature. Imagine, resin being produced from the core of a tree and expelled through the bark to a broken branch, a surge of insects or a threatening fungus….

Obsidian’s Edge

obsidian

Obsidian’s Edge In the Sierra de las Navajas (Razor or Knife mountains), about two hours outside of Lake Chapala, is a modern mine that recently crossed paths with pre-Hispanic tunnels used to quarry obsidian by the Aztecs. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed into a kind of rock by the rapid cooling of…

Flowering Trees

A beautiful harbinger of the tropical spring has arrived Lakeside – The explosive floral blossoms of the Jacaranda, Primavera and Plumeria trees. Offset by the stark brown contrast of the Sierra Madre Mountains, this vivid, floral explosion precedes the arrival of the seasonal rains. The flowering Jacaranda (pronounced Hackaranda) is a tropical beauty with clusters…

Monarch Migration

Mexico’s Amazing Monarch Migration “Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.” ― Naya Rivera The Monarch butterflies fly as much as 100 miles a day on their 3000 mile + journey south to migrate from the US and Canada every…

Capirotada: Mexico’s Lenten Love Letter

Capirotada: Mexico’s Lenten Love Letter

A Capirotada is a Mexican grandmother’s culinary equivalent of a warm hug during Lent, which is mostly known for abstaining from such pleasures. This Mexican bread pudding served over the Easter season combines crusty bolillos (like French bread), spices, fruit, nuts and aged cheese creating a savory note that balances the sweetness of the piloncillo (unrefined…

Mexican Poinsettia (Noche Buena)

Or “Pointed Setters” as my 3-year old daughter used to call them!   There is no other plant synonymous with Christmas as the poinsettia.  What a delightful addition to every home to brighten up a dark and dreary winter day during the holidays! Here in Mexico, however, discovering that poinsettias grow with wild abandon practically everywhere,…

Ajijic Letters

Ajijic Letters

Standing proudly on the Ajijic malecon, the creative Ajijic sign with the stunning backdrop of Lake Chapala and Mount Garcia, skillfully depicts the various facets of life in this area. The flora, the architecture, food, art, the lake and the ever-present music are all part of the ambiance that makes Ajijic an enchanting place to…

Ring Them Bells!

Church bells have been the timekeepers of towns and villages for centuries, as most people didn’t have clocks or watches for many years. Almost every town in Mexico, regardless of size, has the church as its centre so everyone can hear the bells. Large cities may have several churches in close proximity in the centre…