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Oh Papaya!

Papaya (Carica papaya) is native to southern Mexico and Central America and has become naturalized throughout the Caribbean Islands, Florida and several countries in Africa. It is also cultivated in India, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and the U.S. state of Hawaii. The Maradol variety of papaya was developed in Cuba between 1938 and 1956 by […]

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Travel Apps

I travel…a lot. So much so that when I approach the Interjet counter at my local airport, they greet me by name, even before I hand them my passport! Over the last five years, I’d like to think I’ve mastered the art of traveling alone, but there are still times when I would like a […]

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San Agustinillo: One Main Road and a Spectacular Beach

Although the distances between pueblos are short when measured in kilometers or hours, a visitor traveling the Oaxacan Coast and touring villages from Puerto Escondido to Huatulco will feel diverse emotions and can anticipate a variety of unique experiences. San Agustinillo is the place for you if you seek tranquility: a place to lie in […]

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The Blues: Indigo

Añil, scientific name generally referring to Indigofera tinctoria, belongs to the pea family and is the source of the beautiful color indigo. In Nahuatl it is called jiquitle. The plant is a shrub, growing up to 1.5 m in height also used for a blue dye is its close relative Indigofera suffruticosa, which is the […]

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The Art of the Palapa

In this part of Mexico, the word palapa is used to describe a thatched roof house without walls. It is a word that is said to have its origin in Nahuatl, being a combination of words meaning, “butterfly in the water”. The palapa is a structure that has evolved in tropical climes. Universally, human shelter […]

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Oaxaca’s Bubbling Springs and Petrified Waterfalls: Hierve el Agua

In Peter Greenberg’s recently aired The Royal Tour, President Calderón selected diving in the cenotes of Yucatan instead of a refreshing swim at Hierve el Agua.  Nevertheless, Oaxaca’s bubbling springs and petrified waterfalls are one of the most spectacular attractions in all Mexico, of course with all due respect to Mr. President. Hierve el Agua […]

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Oaxaca – 5 Interesting & Fun Facts

Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most unique and beautiful States.  Located in the Southwestern part of the country, Oaxaca  is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures.  From mountainous ranges to spectacular coastline, this state is not to be missed.  Here are 5 interesting facts about Oaxaca: #1 – An unusual Oaxaca delicacy is chapulines, […]

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