Saturday, May 14, 2022
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A beautiful evening in the Chichen Itza archaeological zone

Chichen Itzá is an easy drive of only about two-and-a-half hours from Cancun, which is one of Mexico's primary tourist destinations. That proximity contributes...

Xochicalco, one of the hidden treasures of Mexican archaeology.

Most archaeology buffs visiting Mexico City head straight to Teotihuacan to the north of the City. But there's another site that's also important in...

Mexico City’s charming and chill Amsterdam neighborhood.

A few miles to the southwest of the center of Mexico City is a neighborhood that started out as a race track for horses...

The Kiosco Morisco of Mexico City

Although its appearance would make one think that it was originally designed and built by a North African country and gifted to Mexico, the...

Taxco, the silver city on a hill.

Taxco is about 100 miles south of Mexico City, perched on the side of a mountain that became one of the invading Spaniards' most...

Che’s life commemorated in a single statue

One of the lesser-known memorials to Che Guevara in Cuba is the statue of Che and a child that's located at the provincial headquarters...
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Leo has an entire subway station dedicated to him

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, loves Lionel Messi so much that they have dedicated one of their subway stations to him. The Jose...

These crude markers honor Argentinian heroes.

If you pay attention to the sidewalk as you wander the streets of Buenos Aires, you're likely to spot numerous colorfully tiled markers that...

Tango is a lot more than a dance

Tango is Buenos Aires. Tango is Argentina. Tango was born in the slums of turn-of-the-20th-century Buenos Aires, where weary laborers translated their day-to-day burden...

Puebla’s flavorful colonial center

Known for its flavorful food, the architecture of Puebla's historic center also has a wide variety of flavors. The city was founded in 1531 by...

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The beautiful steel sculpture of the Mexican national eagle at Glorieta de la Lealtad

During a recent trip to Mexico City, I was in a car that passed around the small glorieta (traffic circle) at the entrance to Los...

Quetzalcoatl’s temple is also worth exploring at Teotihuacan

Because he's one of my favorite gods, I particularly like the Quetzalcoatl Temple (Templo de Quetzalcoatl) at Teotihuacan, which is at the opposite end...
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The falling rocks of Lubaantun.

Although the ruins at Lubaantun aren't a secret, they're not nearly as well known as those at Xunantunich, Lamanai, or Altun Ha because they're...

Don’t hurt me. I’m fixed.

In Havana, there are so many unsterilized dogs and cats that some people try to kill them just to try to keep down their...

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On the streets of colonial Trinidad.

Trinidad was one of the first cities established in the Caribbean by the Spanish. In 1514 -- only 22 years after Columbus first landed...

The Soumaya is a visual treat, inside and out

Mexico City's Museo Soumaya building at Plaza Carso is one of those buildings that I never get tired of looking at. The building is...

Riding the California Zephyr into a blizzard

I love the history of the construction of the original railroad route through the Sierras from Sacramento to Reno and I have always wanted...

Bang Data at the F&S Music Festival

Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse celebrated its 50th anniversary with an outdoor music festival on Addison Street last Saturday. The highlight -- for me...