Pope Francis Making Waves in Mexico

Posted February 14, 2016 by & filed under Mexico, Mexico City.

Yesterday, just one day after Pope Francis’ arrival in Mexico City, he challenged Mexican political and social leaders to take care of its citizens through “adequate housing, dignified employment, food, true justice, effective security, a healthy and peaceful environment.” Making good on a pre-visit promise to speak out against corruption and crime in Mexico, he… Read more »

Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology: A Must-See for a Mexico City Visit

Posted October 14, 2013 by & filed under Activities, Al Barrus, Mexico City, Museums.

Photo © Al Barrus

My knowledge of anthropology and ethnography are very limited. I studied just a bit of those subjects in college, but I’ve always been fascinated by the subject, and I enjoy watching documentaries for laymen on networks such as The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and PBS. My visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in… Read more »

Teotihuacan: Mexico’s Holy Ground

Posted September 30, 2013 by & filed under Al Barrus, Mexico City, Ruins.

Mexico’s Holy Ground © Al Barrus

“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 »