We’ve all heard of the Aztec and the Mayan cultures, but who were the Toltec?  After doing some checking, I learned that the Toltec culture dates from the 10th to the 12th centuries; these indigenous people migrated from northwestern the Mexican deserts to the Valley of Mexico and built their capital city, Tula (originally Tollán), ...

2018-08-05T17:41:41+00:00 July 27th, 2018|

Tepotzotlán – A village with a viceregal charm

Tepotzotlán Magic While visiting Rancho Las Cascadas Resort you have the possibility to visit great historical sites between horseback riding and wellness activities at the Resort. Like for example our optional excursion to Tepotzotlan.     Tepotzotlán, photo: http://www.pueblosmexico.com.mx From Wikipedia: Tepotzotlán magic describes this city which is also a municipality in the Mexico state of ...

2017-10-01T16:34:30+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

Diego Rivera – Mexico City Mural Trail

Diego Rivera is one of Mexico’s most famous painters. He rebelled against the traditional school of painting and created a way of working that combined historical, social and political ideas - allowing him to reflect the cultural changes at that time in Mexico and the rest of the world. Many of his murals can be ...

2017-08-23T01:48:37+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

The Monarch Butterfly Phenomenon

Monarch butterflies migrate south in excess of 2,500 miles each year to escape cold northern winters and to hibernate in Mexico; they are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. This in itself is impressive. But what impressed me even more, on our excursion to the Reserva de la Biosfera, ...

2017-08-25T05:18:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|

Choosing the Right Sombrero

When you hear the word sombrero the first thing you might think of is the wide-brimmed pointy hat so commonly painted on dinner plates and other gifts in Mexico. Perhaps even worn by the famous cartoon mouse all those years ago. However the word sombrero actually simply describes hat. The pointy wide-brimmed varieties are not ...

2017-08-26T06:05:43+00:00 November 15th, 2016|

The Spectacular Butterfly Migration of Mexico

One of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world” is how the butterfly migration across North America to Mexico has been described. So it will come as no surprise to hear that Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located just 100 km (62 miles) North West of Mexico City in ...

2017-08-26T23:28:59+00:00 January 31st, 2016|

A Day In Mexico City – Part 2

Historic Downtown and the Anthropological Museum If you really want to say you’ve visited Mexico City, then there’s one trip you simply shouldn’t miss and that’s a day to the historic downtown. Added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1987, it’s brimming with culture, life and identity. You’ll come away buzzing with energy, photographs ...

2017-08-27T00:02:46+00:00 December 8th, 2015|