NOCHE BUENA: A BURST OF RED FROM MEXICO

Without a doubt, red, is THE color of the Holiday season. It’s visible everywhere, from shiny ornaments,… [more]

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A Traditional Family Reunion: Some Things to Know About Day of the Dead

graphic art courtesy of:  ignite.me HISTORY Day of the Dead, better known as  Dia de los Muertos,… [more]

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Tlaxcala: An Easy Excursion from Mexico City

In spite of being the capital city of the smallest Mexican state by the same name, Tlaxcala (pronounced… [more]

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New Base of Operations

Mexico Unmasked is proud to announce its recent two-year anniversary on June 10, 2012! It appreciates… [more]

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Living in the Shadows of a Giant: Pachuca, Hidalgo

Pachuca, the capital city of the state of Hidalgo is only 85 km from Mexico City, but you never hear… [more]

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MUJAM: A Window into a Playful Past in Mexico’s History

Packed into a three-story flat in Mexico City’s Colonia Doctores is a history lesson waiting to be… [more]

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A Time Capsule in Mexico City

At three pesos for a single ride, Mexico City’s Metro is more than just an affordable deal. It presents… [more]

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The Latest of Mexico’s “Pueblos Magicos”

The year-end always serves as a convenient point for analysis or self-appraisal of past successes and… [more]

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A Commingling of Books and Modern Architecture in Mexico City

While Mexico City is flush with the ever-popular haunts for visitors, sometimes it’s nice to step away… [more]

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Unmasking Zacatecas’ Rafael Coronel Museum

There are many things to see and do in the colonial city of Zacatecas. Discovering hidden walkways, gazing… [more]

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Mexico City: A City That Always Entertains

If New York goes by the title of, “The City That Never Sleeps”, Mexico City can easily and aptly… [more]

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Posada’s Work: Alive Now, More Than Ever

It’s not new or uncommon to see the works of a great master painter or singer reach the heights of… [more]

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Some Places of Interest in Aguascalientes

Known more for putting on one of the largest and longest festivals in the whole country, the city of… [more]

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Standing Tall in Mexico City

Not considered one of Mexico City’s most architecturally-appealing buildings, Torre Latinoamericana… [more]

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Tin-Tan: A Versatile Genius from Mexico’s Golden Era of Cinema

Germán Valdés, better known as “Tin-Tan”, left an undeniable impression on the performance industry.… [more]

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MEXICO: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF DISCOVERY

June 13, 2011
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Tweet Lately it seems that “Top-10” lists are a permanent fixture in travel literature. They are found in nationwide publications, popular blogs and the glossy, highly-pitched travel magazines out there. They all tout the “must-see”, “highly desirable” or “best places to retire” pieces. Of course they are subjective and reflect the author’s biases or personal [...]

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A Seaworthy Stop in Ensenada

March 25, 2011
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Tweet All the men wear yellow waders. The aisles are narrow, damp & dark, and stacked solid of sea creatures. The yells are loud and frequent… ‘Orale, orale, que va llevar?’  The smell is either inviting or offensive. Welcome to the famed Fish Market or, “Mercado de Mariscos” in Ensenada. I am enjoying a fish [...]

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Piedras Negras: A Border City on the Move

February 23, 2011
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Tweet The smell of freshly poured concrete still lingers in the air. The world’s largest Mexican flag blankets the Gran Plaza with its shadows. The construction seems to go unabated. All this stems from a $110 million dollar infusion the border city of Piedras Negras received and is putting into the development of its infrastructure, [...]

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A Blend of Sweets and History in Morelia, Michoacán: El Museo Del Dulce

February 17, 2011
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Tweet Any trip to Mexico is sure to provide a culturally rich experience. With the abundance of museums capturing its complex history and on display for the public, there’s a guaranteed opportunity to learn something about this country. In the city of Morelia there are also numerous museums where history is on display, but there’s [...]

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Hecho a Mano: Some Popular Crafts from Mexico

February 13, 2011
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Tweet They are everywhere you look in Mexico. From the roadside stalls, to the mega Mercados found in both rural and urban areas. They are colorful, detailed and fashioned from an infinite number of materials from tree bark, clay, leather, wool, to silver and copper. Most importantly, they are still made by hand or “hechos [...]

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Morelia, Michoacán: A Photo Essay

February 1, 2011
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Tweet The Birthplace of a War Hero and More You don’t have to look hard to find a city or state in Mexico which might be named for some famous war figure or revolutionary hero. They are all over the place! Morelia is no exception! This capital city of the state of Michoacán takes its [...]

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The Closing of a Milestone Year!

December 22, 2010
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Tweet After years of planning, organizing, frenetic anticipation and eventual fiestas, México’s Bicentennial year is officially over today.  President Calderon and the Governor of the State of México, Enrique Peña Nieto, officially declared this date as the closure for all Bicentennial celebrations.  It was fitting that a ceremony took place in San Cristóbal Ecatepec de [...]

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Día de los Muertos: A Tradition That Never Dies

October 25, 2010
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Tweet Poet Emily Dickinson fixated on it and personified it in her writing.  Some religions respect it and view it as a reincarnation of the soul.  For others, it’s a state of permanence that opens the door to sadness and fond memories. These are just some of the ways many have observed death and dealt [...]

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Guanajuato: A Cradle of Color

October 11, 2010
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Tweet Sometimes one can’t pinpoint the most apt description for a place until it’s highlighted spot-on by others.  In a recent article about the city of Guanajuato, the Mexican Travel publication,  “México Desconocido” aptly describes this city as sometimes appearing as one of M.C. Escher’s creations.  One visit to this former silver mining giant and [...]

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Barra de Navidad: Somewhere Along Mexico’s “Happy Coast”

September 8, 2010
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Tweet How can your beach-seeking radar not spot a place with a name like Costa Alegre or “Happy Coast”?  Though the area that makes up this part of Mexico’s Jalisco coastline extends for miles along Hwy 200, the towns of Barra de Navidad and San Patricio de Melaque could surely qualify as the epicenter for [...]

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