Category: Culture

How to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

How to Celebrate the Day... Mexpro's Itzel Greenheck, originally from Central Mexico, explains the traditions around the Day of the Dead, and describes how she celebrates in the US. Before Day of the Dead became a trendy celebration among Latino and non-Latino communities in the US, I was already a huge fan. As a matter of fact, when I came... Read More »

Mexico's Mesoamerican Pyramid Sites

Mexico's Mesoamerican Pyramid Sites Let's go visit some pyramids! Sure, the pyramids in Egypt are spectacular, but you don't necessarily have to travel half way around the globe to see some excellent examples of ancient pyramids. Mexico, our next door neighbor to the south, has many remarkable archeological sites that you can actually drive to. Below is a list... Read More »

Teotihuacan, Mexico's Holy Ground

Overlooking the Pyramids & Ruins of Teotihuacan in Mexico "Tread lightly Al, you're on hallowed ground" was the genre of comments left by my friends and family after I updated my Facebook status, stating I was in Teotihuacan. The smiling faces of my wife and I, wrapped in our rain coats and hooded sweatshirts on a particularly chilly day--for what I expected to be... Read More »

Mexico's Modern City of Monterrey

Mountain Views from Monterrey, Mexico Amusement Park When living in Saltillo, Mexico, Monterrey is your go-to place when you need some sort of big-city fix. While my home city, Saltillo, has more than 650,000 inhabitants, it lacks many of the features of a more modern economic hub. Luckily Monterrey is just a 40-minute drive from where I live. From the onset, Monterrey... Read More »

Mexico, Not So Third World Anymore

For Americans, Mexico is a close neighbor and is often referred to as "our backyard." The U.S. has had Latin and Mexican influence for centuries and it's been embedded into the American culture, in many ways more so than the influence of the British. We gringos (gringo is just the Mexican slang for a U.S.... Read More »