10 Guaranteed Ways To Stay Safe In Mexico

10 Guaranteed Ways To Stay Safe In Mexico

It’s spring break time! And Mexico is the best place to spend your vacation. If you’re worried about safety, don’t be. Just follow these simple, common-sense rules.

My Heart of Mexico

Hola, amigos! I’m often asked about how safe it is to visit Mexico. There are so many horror stories on the news, I’m sure many people think visiting Mexico is like jumping into the zombie apocalypse. That is not true at all, but you do have to follow certain guidelines to stay safe when traveling to Mexico.

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Awesome Bloggers Speak Out on Immigration and the Border Wall

Awesome Bloggers Speak Out on Immigration and the Border Wall

Immigration and the border wall are topics that the US and Mexico very publicly disagree on. But what about the people that feel a personal connection to these issues? These Latino and expat bloggers share their interesting views on these sensitive subjects. Continue reading “Awesome Bloggers Speak Out on Immigration and the Border Wall”

2 Amazing things about Mexican women you must know

2 Amazing things about Mexican women you must know

My Heart of Mexico

Today, I just want to tell you why Mexican women rule!

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How To Drink Tequila Like A True Mexican Connoisseur

How To Drink Tequila Like A True Mexican Connoisseur

If you don’t like tequila, it’s probably because it gave you a bad hangover from drinking it wrong. Here’s how you should do it!

My Heart of Mexico

Tequila has an undeservedly bad reputation because it tends to give people a truly awful hangover. The truth is this will only happen if you drink tequila all wrong. Allow me to show you the proper way to have Mexico’s national drink. 

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Share Your Best Blog Post In This Awesome Community

Share Your Best Blog Post In This Awesome Community

Are you a blogger? Come and share your blog post in this community! Find new readers and new blogs to follow, too. What are you waiting for? Continue reading “Share Your Best Blog Post In This Awesome Community”

10 Yummy Reasons Why You’ll Love Lent In Mexico

10 Yummy Reasons Why You’ll Love Lent In Mexico

Carnival time is over and Lent has begun. In Mexico, this means it’s time to enjoy a whole array of yummy food.

My Heart of Mexico

Lent, or Cuaresma, is a special time of year for Mexican Catholics. It’s a time of reflection and penitence, and the most noticeable characteristic is that people generally try to avoid certain things, like eating meat. However, this only means that Mexican cuisine gets creative. There’s need for bland or dull food this time of year!

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Carnival costume in Mexico

Carnival costume in Mexico

It’s Carnival time in Mexico!

Creative Hands of Mexico

Mexico does not come immediately to mind when thinking about Carnival/Mardi Gras, but it does has a number of important events and unique traditions. According to Mexico Desconocido, there are ten important Carnivals in the country: those in Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche, in various small towns in Morelos, Mérida, Huejotzingo, Puebla, Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, Chamula and Huistan, Chiapas, Tlaxcala and Ensenada, California. However, there are quite a few more.

bulevar_avila_camacho_en_el_carnaval_de_veracruz Carnival parade in Veracruz (credit:Saulo ren)

Those in major cities such as Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche and Ensenada are very similar to those held in the famous locations of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, though Mexican themes show up in parades, especially floats. Giant colorful monsters called alebrijes, based on a handcraft of the same name, have also begun to be seen regularly in these events.

258px-santamartacarnival2013_27 Though not common, costumes mocking authority still appear

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Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story

Undocumented Dreams, Achievable Reality: One College Student’s Story

As untold numbers of Dreamers face uncertainty in the USA, this story should inspire them to have hope and never give up!

Goodykoontz Journalism

kevin-pena-by-pond-resized Kevin Pena, a Linn-Benton Community College student leader, spent his childhood as an undocumented immigrant in Albany, Ore. Photo by Elliot Pond

Kevin Yusif Peña Aceves thought he belonged in his hometown of Albany, Ore. Growing up, he enjoyed life as an American, playing high school sports, teasing his three younger brothers, and hanging out with his friends. He expected to earn a driver’s license, find a job, graduate high school and head to college with the rest of his classmates.  

But when Peña turned 16, his once-planned future dissolved.

Peña discovered he’d been living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he’d flown to the United States with his parents when he was just 4 years old. His three younger brothers had been born on U.S. soil, but he’d grown up sheltered from his own status.  

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Passionate Frida Quotes That Will Teach You About Love

Passionate Frida Quotes That Will Teach You About Love

Do you love Frida Kahlo as much as I do? I hope so because I’m sharing some of her most passionate love quotes! Continue reading “Passionate Frida Quotes That Will Teach You About Love”

5 Lies About Mexico You Need To Stop Believing

5 Lies About Mexico You Need To Stop Believing

Lately, there’s been a lot of controversy on surrounding Mexico and its relationship with the USA, and there’s plenty of lies going around. I’ve done some fact-checking, so keep reading to find out what’s going on. Continue reading “5 Lies About Mexico You Need To Stop Believing”