Category: Coahuila

Parras, Coahuila, The Site of America's First Vineyard

Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila When I think of American vineyards, Napa Valley is the place that comes to mind. However, I recently discovered that here in my home state of Coahuila in northeast Mexico, resides the oldest winery in the Americas. And it's just a couple hours west of where I live in Saltillo. The decision to make the... Read More »

Cuatro Ciénegas–A Wetlands in the Desert

Turtles Swimming in a pool in Cuatro Ciénegas Coahuila Mexico When I see tourist brochures in Saltillo they often include photos of people swimming in a crystal-clear lake. I have lived here for about a year and a half, and have never seen any sort of natural swimming holes in this dry elevated northern Mexican state; at least no areas with inviting waters. That is... Read More »