Cenotes

A cenote is a natural sinkhole that originates from the colapse of limestone which leaves underground water exposed. The name comes from the mayan word dzonot which means “a well”. You can find them in the Yucatan Penninsula where the states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo are located. Some of these mysterious places were used by Mayans […]

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Copper Star Coffee in Phoenix

This small, local, laid back coffee shop in Central Phoenix is a great spot to chill out no matter what time of the day it is. This place used to be a gas station in the 1930’s and it has been turned into a coffee shop for quite a few years now. It still has […]

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Taxco, a Silvertown

Taxco de Alarcon is a town located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It is situated on the top part of a mountain, on a rugged and steep terrain, less than 2 hours away from Mexico City. Its current location is 10 kms away from the original site, which is now called Old Taxco. This place has a strong mining […]

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Oaxaca Series: Teotitlan del Valle

Teotitlan del Valle is located 20 miles away from Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state. It was founded in 1465 and it is considered to be the first town founded by the Zapotecs. It is a place located at the skirts of the mountain and it is very famous for its rugs. Entire families make their living […]

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Cuervo Express Birthday Celebration

As I mentioned on my last post, Jon and I did some traveling in Mexico last month. We visited Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco for a few days. Since one of the reasons of the trip was to celebrate my birthday, we planed to ride on the Jose Cuervo Express. It was a whole day adventure and lot of […]

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

I have been quiet for a few weeks now. Jon and I took a trip to Mexico and then my mom visited us for a few days. I have tons of stuff to share but lack of planning resulted in being quiet for a month. I will catch up, I promise! My mom, a photographer from Mexico, wanted to visit […]

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Oaxaca Series: San Bartolo Coyotepec

The town of San Bartolo Coyotepec is 6 miles away from Oaxaca City in the state of Oaxaca. It is a pretty small town, with a population of less than 5,000 people. However it is a very famous place because of the black pottery crafts they produce.  The black pottery is a result of a millennial technique. Pieces have […]

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Oaxaca Series: Hierve el Agua

The literal translation of the name of this place is “The Water Boils” and it is another hidden wonder in the state of Oaxaca. It got its name from the bubbling springs that are located at the top of the cliffs. The water is not boiling though, the temperature is between 22° and 26° Celsius; however, the minerals in it make […]

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Oaxaca Series: San Andres Huayapam

This small town is only 10 miles away from the city of Oaxaca. It covers an area of 8.7 square miles and has a population of nearly 5,000 people. Although it is very close to the city, it provides a peaceful environment and tons of marvelous views of the mountains. Besides the beautiful landscapes and the tranquility, Huayapam has three main […]

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Oaxaca Series: The Tule Tree

The Tule refers to an impressive Montezuma cypress that was once nominated to be considered part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. It is located in the town center of Santa Maria del Tule in the state of Oaxaca and that is the reason of its name. This impressive tree has a circumference of 58 meters (190 ft) and is […]

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