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Sisal: In the Footsteps of the Early Explorers of Maya Culture – Part IX

Sisal: In the Footsteps of the Early Explorers of Maya Culture – Part IX | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
This article is the final piece in a nine-part series focusing on the early 19th century explorers of Maya culture in Yucatan. The men who introduced Europe and the United States to the wonders and mysteries of the lost cities of ...
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The First Medical Book Printed in the New World

The First Medical Book Printed in the New World | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
By Michael J. North Just over thirty years after the first printing press arrived in the New World from Spain, the first medical book was printed in Mexico City: Francisco Bravo’s Opera Medicinalia...
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Mexico also had the first hospital in the Americas. Read more about it in The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico here: http://medicaltourismsouth.com/

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Mexico also had the first hospital in North America. Read more about it in The English Speaker's Guide to Medical Care in Mexico here: http://medicaltourismsouth.com/

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Mexico Travel Warnings - is Mexico Safe for Spring Break Travel?

Mexico Travel Warnings - is Mexico Safe for Spring Break Travel? | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
There are new Mexico travel warnings from the US State Dept. Is Mexico safe for spring break travel, family vacations or luxury trips? It depends.
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“There are plenty of desirable vacation destinations in Mexico that are safer than many tourist-friendly cities in the United States.”

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 1, 10:11 AM

Caramba…puede ser que el lugar mas peligroso del mundo es los Estados Unidos.  Vengan y compran nuestro miel!

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The Mayans of Mexico: Alive and Well After 3,814 Years

The Mayans of Mexico: Alive and Well After 3,814 Years | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

To many, Mexico is a land of beach resorts, cheap tequila, and quickie vacations. But for those of us who crave history and culture, it is the land of the Mayans — who, although their glory days may have ended with the Spanish invasion, are still alive and well and living just as they did for hundreds of years in southern Mexico.

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I can’t wait to visit. The fabrics look incredible.

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 1, 10:12 AM

Y que hacen el mejor miel del mundo!

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Healthcare in Mexico: University of Southern California and Mexico's Geriatrics Institute Team Up

Healthcare in Mexico: University of Southern California and Mexico's Geriatrics Institute Team Up | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
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Mexicans and Americans working together for a better future.

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Mexico's Unbelievable Underwater River

Mexico's Unbelievable Underwater River | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Divers captures incredible photos of Cenote Angelita, a natural sinkhole that contains a bizarre underwater river.
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The cenotes of the Yucatan are fascinating, but this one is weird.

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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, November 1, 10:13 AM

Con los 9 cenotes en Hacienda Silil, tenemos un lugar muy hermoso para explorar y visitar nuestras abejitas.

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Crossing Mexico in a 'spacecraft'

Crossing Mexico in a 'spacecraft' | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Why two men explored the disused railways of Mexico and Ecuador in a home-made silver road-rail vehicle
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Can’t wait to see this. Mexico was not able to maintain their extensive rail system because it was too hard to get parts for the engines. But the rails are still there are I'm sure this was a fascinating exploration.

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As Ties With China Unravel, U.S. Companies Head to Mexico

As Ties With China Unravel, U.S. Companies Head to Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
With costs rising rapidly in China, American manufacturers are looking to Mexico with an eagerness not seen since the early years of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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This should be interesting...

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El Bufalo Restaurant and Ranch in Chiapas, Mexico

El Bufalo Restaurant and Ranch in Chiapas, Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
A visit to the hidden reserve that is El Bufalo Ranch and Restaurant in Chaipas, Mexico between Emiliano Zapata and Palenque.
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I often feel in Mexico that time stood still, that I've returned to the era of my childhood where I too spent time on my cousin's dairy farm.

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The World's Best City To Live In, San Miguel de Allende

The World's Best City To Live In, San Miguel de Allende | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

Condé Nast Traveler recently selected San Miguel de Allende as the “The World's Best City To Live In,” and according to CNN Traveler San Miguel is one of the “Top Ten Most Beautiful Cities.” If you've never been to our ...


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The Mexico You Don't See On The Nightly News

The Mexico You Don't See On The Nightly News | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

 teaWhy we need not fear but learn from our southern neighbors.

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I agree. Mexicanos have much to teach us. We have much to learn. 

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Hangover Observations from Mesa Abierta in Mexico

Hangover Observations from Mesa Abierta in Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
This past weekend, chef Enrique Olvera gathered his colleagues from all across Mexico in the historic town of San Miguel de Allende for Mesa Abierta, the second in a...

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This is one mesa (table) I wish I'd been sitting at.

 

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Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views

Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Google Maps has announced new underwater images of the oceans and seas surrounding Mexico via its Street View program.
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Enjoy walking around underwater without mask and tanks.

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Laid-back Los Cabos a destination with something for everyone

Laid-back Los Cabos a destination with something for everyone | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Watching the waves off the Pacific Ocean roll in towards the gleaming, pristine, white-sand shoreline, it\'s easy to see why Los Cabos has long been a popular getaway destination of Hollywood\'s elite.

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Just head south from California and keep going until you reach Mexico's version of heaven.

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Baja By Bus's curator insight, January 15, 2:16 PM

"Located south of California, on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the area — which includes the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo — combines mountainous desert landscapes and picturesque ocean views, making it ideal for those wanting to relax or have a bit of an adventure."

Mariposa Sunshine's curator insight, January 15, 4:37 PM

I haven't been to Baja yet but hope to this season.  Heather

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Thousands Of Relics Recovered From Ancient Mexican City | IFLScience

Thousands Of Relics Recovered From Ancient Mexican City | IFLScience | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
After spending years gradually making their way down a 103 meter (340 foot) long tunnel, a team of Mexican archeologists have gathered some 50,000 relics inside the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The remains, which could offer new insight into the impressive city, have been untouched for almost 2,000 years because the opening was sealed around A.D. 250.
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Thanks to Adam Dorfman of Critical Shadows for sharing this.

 

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11 Awesome Things About Mexico That Don't Get The Attention They Deserve

11 Awesome Things About Mexico That Don't Get The Attention They Deserve | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
In honor of Mexico's Independence Day we're revisiting a post we originally published in May 2013.

Mexico gets a bad rap. The mainstream media, with its bias for bad news, gives the impression that Mexico is a violence-ridden narcotocracy. Many o...
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Here's to Mexico! We celebrate you!

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Healthcare in Mexico: Life in Mexico, the Maid

Healthcare in Mexico: Life in Mexico, the Maid | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
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The maid, a perennial character in the life of Mexicans

 

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Healthcare in Mexico: Information about the Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry in Mexico

Healthcare in Mexico: Information about the Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry in Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
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A new report shows that the health insurance industry in Mexico is steadily growing. Could this be an indication of the rise of the middle class in Mexico?

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A Visual Guide to Eating Through Mexico

A Visual Guide to Eating Through Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Here's my visual guide of life-changing food around Mexico for the next time you need a break.
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The food in Mexico is amazing.

 

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Hot in Mexico: Sweating it out in a Mayan Temazcal steam bath

Hot in Mexico: Sweating it out in a Mayan Temazcal steam bath | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
The ancient ritual for spiritual and physical cleansing is now a top tourist draw in Mexico.
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For me, the temazcal experience is a little like a rebirth. You emerge from the experience feeling fresh, newly alive and glad to be back.

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House Hunting in ... Cuernavaca, Mexico

House Hunting in ... Cuernavaca, Mexico | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
The city’s climate attracts buyers from the United States, Canada and Europe, though the global real estate crisis has thinned their ranks.
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The weather outside's delightful and thoughts of snow are frightful.

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13 Mexican Indigenous Words You Didn't Know You Were Using

13 Mexican Indigenous Words You Didn't Know You Were Using | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
Many Americans mistakenly view Mexicans as foreign. In fact, the indigenous people of Mexico have called North America home for a whole lot longer than the Europeans who first started populating the Americas at the close of the fifteenth century. As ...
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From the country that brought us both chocolate and vanilla.

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“Big papayas” A Guide to Fruit in Mexico and How to Eat It

“Big papayas” A Guide to Fruit in Mexico and How to Eat It | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
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Fresh, exotics fruits year round are one of the great gifts of Mexico. This guide helps you identify them.

 

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An Eating Tour of the Market in San Miguel

An Eating Tour of the Market in San Miguel | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
A blog about food, eating,restaurants,travel, cooking,Chicago, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, travel in Mexico, beautiful photography.

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Sensory overload alert!

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The El Tianguis Tuesday Market In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-What TripAdvisor Doesn't Tell You - Eating The Globe

The El Tianguis Tuesday Market In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico-What TripAdvisor Doesn't Tell You - Eating The Globe | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it
A photo gallery and description of San Miguel de Allende's best market the El Tianguis Tuesday Market.

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Wow, what's that? There's a new fruit, vegetable or dish to try in street market  every week.

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Story of sea survivor in Marshall Islands

Story of sea survivor in Marshall Islands | The Joy of Mexico | Scoop.it

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This is a real-life Story of Pi, minus tiger.

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