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Holding pattern

I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a blogging vacation.  That’s ok, though. I’m entitled.  But why have I been so quiet lately?  Mainly because I’ve been waiting to hear what becomes of the Mexico Today program that I’ve been contributing to since June.  Our contracts expired at the end of the year and we’ve been told that we should just be patient for now as planning and negotiations are still ongoing.  That’s fine, I understand… but it...

A Weekend in Mérida, Mexico

We recently flew to Mérida for a long weekend – our excuse was to attend the Latin American blogger conference, but we were both just in the mood to get away. It had been more than two years since our last visit, which is just too long!  Jonna and Mimi invited us to stay with them, so once we arranged for all our critters to be cared for we were ready to go! Of course their dogs patiently waited for...

Getting Ready to Celebrate Independence Day Around Mexico

At 11 pm on September 15 El Grito de la Independencia (The Cry of Independence) will be heard around the country. The grito, or shout, is called out as a reenactment of Father Hidalgo’s historic cry in the town of Dolores.  Government officials call out the names of the heroes of the war, which are repeated by the throngs of citizens in this most celebrated holiday in México. The grito culminates with shouts of “Viva México!” and usually a fireworks...

Oaxaca wrap-up

I had such a wonderful time in Oaxaca! If you’ve been reading Countdown to Mexico for a while, you know that I love to knit. I decided that I’d try to find some yarn while I was visiting Oaxaca. The rug weavers in Teotitlán del Valle are expert at using natural dyes to color the yarn that they spin by hand. I didn’t have time on this trip (here’s a link to our visit to Teotitlán del Valle last year)...

What the Mexico Today project is all about…

I’m back from Oaxaca, and am very happy to be a part of the México Today team.  I thought I’d give you a rundown of the project. The group consists of 24 writers – 8 Community Managers and 16 Contributors.  I’ve made a page with links to all the participants’ websites if you’d like to see who we all are and visit our sites.  It is a very diverse group – from professional food or travel writers, bloggers with focuses...