Chayote Mexican Squash

Chayote Mexican Squash

The Internet Archive at Archive.org features an old book, The Chayote: A Tropical Vegetable, that details the characteristics and properties of the tropical vine and squash native to Mexico and the Caribbean, citing documentation by Australians, Spaniards, and other Europeans who arrived in the New […continue reading…]

Sarsaparilla Root Beverage

Sarsaparilla Root Beverage

Sarsaparilla: an old-fashioned beverage made from the root of a tropical vine. Sarsaparilla is a climbing plant native to tropical America; Mexico, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Jamaica are important sarsaparilla-producing countries. According to Medicinal Plants of Tropical and Subtropical Regions, a book that […continue reading…]

Arco Norte Highway

Arco Norte Highway

The Arco Norte toll highway that skirts Mexico City to the north is a fast route around the city, easily connecting Puebla to Morelia, Mexico. This summer in our Mexico travels we had the pleasure of discovering a super fast route around Mexico City that […continue reading…]

Tropical Plants--Heliconias

Tropical Plants–Heliconias

Heliconias are strange. When we first saw them, before we knew what they were, we called them “alien plants” because they looked like they might have popped out of unlikely places at strange times and perhaps be a bit aggressive. They do look as though […continue reading…]

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

Surfing Tournament Playa Bonfil

A surfing and body board tournament will be held at Playa Bonfil¬† in Acapulco, Mexico, on November 21, 22, and 23, 2014, in memory of Mexican surfer Evencio Garcia. There will be music, beach and pool parties, surf school, and plenty of other surfing and […continue reading…]

Law of Attraction from 1906

Law of Attraction from 1906

With all the focus on the Law of Attraction during the past few years (see Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams and The Secret), I was surprised to come across this reference […continue reading…]

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

The Monte Alban archaeological site is perched spectacularly on a mountaintop high above the valleys that surround Oaxaca City in Central Mexico. Visiting Monte Alban near the end of the rainy season, we were surrounded by hills and valleys wreathed in green. The slight overcast […continue reading…]