Category Archives: Travel-Mexico

The Tree Man of Holbox Island

I was touring Holbox Island on my bike. I just had to stop. The signs were so intriguing: “Adopt a Tree” in more than a dozen languages and “Vivero Plantas Endemicas” (garden center for native plants). I got off my … Continue reading

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The Hand-Painted Advertisements of Holbox

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of spending a week on Isla Holbox, Mexico, a tropical island/wildlife reserve about 30km off the coast of the Yucatán. We stayed at Villas Flamingos, a low-key resort where the main activities … Continue reading

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Frida’s Casa Es Su Casa

Photo taken a few years ago with iPhone 1 at Casa Azul, Coyoacán, México, DF. Photo taken the other day with iPhone5 at the Frida show at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.If you love succulents and containers, don’t … Continue reading

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Streetscapes of San Miguel

Let’s say you’re visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, for a few days or a week. On a typical morning, you might have breakfast in your hotel’s patio or rooftop garden and enjoy a view like this. When you’re ready … Continue reading

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Desertscapes of Guanajuato, Mexico

Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden, located in the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, contains many surprises, including a heart-shaped cactus paddle that might be the ideal valentine to send to someone who’s giving you a hard time. … Continue reading

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Sabores San Miguel

Last weekend, leafy Parque Juárez, just a few blocks from where we were staying, was the site of a three-day food festival, Sabores San Miguel. Hundreds of people gathered under a tent erected on the basketball court to savor wines, … Continue reading

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Soda Bottle Island

Other people build houses on land. Richart Sowa, a carpenter and former British rock-band guitarist, has designed and constructed a whole island. This self-sustaining environment for living, about 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter, floats just off Isla Mujeres, Mexico, … Continue reading

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