Tuesday October 17 2017

Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and the Cry for Mexican Independence
September 16th, “El Grito”, the Shout or Cry for Independence, is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Mexico. This year, 2017 celebrates the 207th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution....
An ancient Mezo-American practice the Temazcal
A Temazcal is a mud or brick dome-like construction and is used to house people while they undergo an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual. The intention of this is to balance the mind, body and spirit, ‘...
Beach camping still exists in a few places along the Sea of Cortez
My long time friend Joe who owns a place in La Paz called me to announce his plans to bring another boat down the peninsula. His bigger boat, and mine were already over at Palmira, but Joe wanted his...
History of Hurricanes on the Baja California peninsula
In 2014 Hurricane Odile rewrote the record books, having become the most powerful tropical cyclone to ever make landfall on the Baja California peninsula. Major Hurricanes very rarely make landfall...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 Benito Pablo Juárez García is one of Mexico’s most beloved leaders. He was born on March 21, 1806. Today Mexico celebrates his birthday with a national holiday to honor his legacy. Sometimes...
Cinco de Mayo celebrations are more common in the US southwest
Do you need to ask what day is Cinco de Mayo? Read on, learn a little Espanol and blush...5th of May or "Cinco de Mayo" as it is said in Spanish is a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated...
FEbruary 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
In 2017 Constitution Day falls on  Sunday, February 5th, and will be celebrated on Monday, February 6 to provide a "puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day weekend. Government offices, Banks...
Baja is the #1 destination for RV travelers outside the US.
The infamous Transpeninsular, Baja highway, Mex 1, has come a long way from its much heralded beginnings in 1973, a narrow thousand-mile long ribbon of asphalt with no shoulders, few pullouts, a...
The flag of the United States of Mexico
The Mexico Flag and its emblem have an old and very interesting story about what it depicts.The holiday; Diá de la Bandera or Mexican Flag Day is February 24.While the Flag of the Estados Unidos de...
Royal Court of Carnaval Mazatlan 1927
Carnaval La Paz seems to many of the residents and long time visitors to be an eternal event to celebrate spring, an institution in the community. But in 2013 we almost saw the end of the annual...
The revolutionary leaders of 1910 including Pancho Villa (#10), Francisco Madero (#5) & José Venustiano Carranza Garza  (#3)
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, but in 2016 it will be celebrated on November 21 to provide a 3 day weekend. The day commemorates the beginning of the Mexican revolution that ran from 1910...
Pearling was a major industry in La Paz through the beginning of the 20th Century.
Excerpt from the chapter “The Sea of Cortés” in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico by C. M. Mayo.There were no Amazons, no Seven Cities of Cíbola,...
The Mexican American War in Baja  1848-1849
The history of the Mexican/American War of 1846 to 1848 in Baja California is often forgotten. This is due to the fact that the war and most of the more sensational battles were fought in the...
The Flag of Mexico
Here is a translation to English of the Mexican National Anthem or Himno Nacional Mexicano. Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful national anthems, for both its poetry and musical score the...
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