Category: UNESCO

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Mexico's Tequila Country to Remain World Heritage Site

August 12, 2012 by

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is maintaining its designation of the area of Mexico where tequila originated as a World Heritage Site. "We're convinced this was a decision well taken," UNESCO official Nuria Sanz told a a press conference in this western metropolis. The agave crops and old industrial plants where the traditional... Read More »

Suzanne Barbezat Enchanting Colonial Cities

July 30, 2012 by

<img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4062/4526847801_c7474c25d4_n.jpg" width="320" height="213" alt="Mexico City Cathedral" style="float:right; border:1px solid #000; margin-left:10px; margin-bottom:10px;"/ >We often think of Mexico's beach destinations, but Mexico's colonial cities offer rich cultural experiences, exuberant festivities, excellent cuisine and superb handicrafts all with a beautiful backdrop of colonial architecture and a fascinating history. Mexico's colonial history marked the collision of two... Read More »

Tlacotalpan - The Pride of Papaloapan

May 25, 2012 by

Tlacotalpan has a lot more going for it than its tongue-twisting name. This beautifully restored Spanish colonial settlement on the Rio Papaloapan (River of Butterflies) in the state of Veracruz is not only one of the most attractive towns in Mexico, but it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a thriving cultural center.... Read More »

Exploring Central Baja

June 28, 2011 by

Central Baja encompasses the area from El Rosario, on the north Pacific coast, to La Paz in the south. This region offers diverse and dramatic landscapes, from expansive Bahias on the coast to high desert mountains and cool, palm tree-lined oases in the central area. It will take you about 15 hours of driving time... Read More »