As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen.
      Mexican Proverb


México is the most populous Spanish-
speaking country in the world. According to the latest statistics, México's total population is over 99 million. Mestizos, of Indian and Spanish blood), make up 60% of the population, followed by indigenous peoples  (30%), whites (9%), and other ethnic minorities  (1%).

Carnaval in Mazatlan

Visitors and locals scream, sing, shout and dance amid confetti and ribbons. Bands of all kinds play the infectious rhythms of the State of Sinaloa. And the food–oh, the food–camarones (shrimp) prepared in every way possible, washed down with ice cold Pacifico beer, for it’s Carnaval Time, Mazatlán’s biggest pachanga (fiesta). 
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March 12, 2006

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The New Hacienda
by Karen Witynski and Joe Carr

Haciendas are to Mexico what castles are to Spain. They're unique and in their quiet, serene beauty a bit romantic. Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr, sensitive to the charm of old haciendas and their influence on contemporary design, take their readers behind the scenes as they open the doors to Mexico's haciendas to reveal antiques, artifacts and creative interiors.
Adventurer's Guide to the Yucatan, Cancun and Cozumel
by Bruce and June Conord

The Yucatan is one of Mexico's most fascinating regions, not only for the beauty of its coastlines but also for the intriguing history surrounding its towns and villages. Bruce and June Conord take their readers on a personal tour of the region, annotating their favorite places with tips and hints to make any traveler's stay in the Yucatan a pleasant one.
My Heart is in the Earth
by Wayne Greenhaw

For Wayne Greenhaw, writing and life are synonymous. From his childhood days in rural Alabama to his days spent south of the border in Mexico, he relates stories of his experiences, finding an Alabama/Mexico connection is some of the most unlikely places.

Day of the Dead in Mexico
by Mary Andrade

To Mary Andrade, Dia de los Muertos--Day of the Dead--is the essence of life in Mexico. Through her book series, Andrade tells the story of this ancient celebration in text and photographs.

Traveler's Mexico Companion
by Maribeth Mellin

There are lots of Mexico guidebooks on the market–over 35 at last count–but Traveler’s Mexico Companion by Maribeth Mellin offers such rich text and beautiful photos that readers can travel to Mexico without getting out of their chairs.

ravel Advisory
by David Lida

Author David Lida sees Mexico in a whole new light in his collection of short stories--sometimes as a bleak, forbidding land filled with sorcery and seduction, and at other times beautiful.

Dancing Alone in Mexico
by Ron Butler

People either love Mexico or they hate it. Ron Butler's love affair with Mexico almost supersedes his love for his son, Adrian, and daughter, Alexandra--but just almost.

The Spirit of Mexico
by Judith Cooper Haden

Judith Cooper Haden fell in love with Oaxaca and her book shows it. Through her exquisite photographs, she captures the heart and soul of one of Mexico's more unique indigenous regions.

Miraculous Air
by C.M. Mayo

Catherine M. Mayo, otherwise known as C.M. Mayo, has fallen head over heals in love with Baja. Drawn numerous times to its mountainous interior, broad beaches and crystal blue waters, in a search to learn its secrets, she presents what she learned in Miraculous Air, a book that’s sometimes travel narrative, sometimes historical account, and sometimes Mayo’s personal memoir. 




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