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Recommended Links for Information about Mexico

Recommneded Links

Mexconnect.com. Mexconnect.com promotes Mexico and tourism to Mexico. The site has excellent information on the history of Mexico, Mexican cuisine, recipes and tourist destinations. There is a well moderated forum section where you can log in and ask and answer questions or seek and give advice.

Facebook.com Locals and Foreigners in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. A Facebook group in Puerto Escondido for English speakers. This group is "for getting more information about Puerto Escondido. It can be difficult making connections and finding what you need here. This group is for sharing reviews, information, and events."

The Eye, Beach, Village & Urban Living in Oaxaca. The Eye frequently has articles relating to coastal Oaxaca. Try this link for a story about Cockfighting in Mexico: Preserving Tradition.

Gina Machorro

Gina Machorro, the "Information Goddess" of Puerto Escondido. Gina can be found at the tourist office on the western side of the Adoquín. She is a gold mine of information about Puerto Escondido and Mexico. She can help you find a great restaurant, tell you how to get to Playa Carrizalillo or how to plan wedding. She offers agricultural, archaeological, walking tours of Puerto Escondido and more. Gina keeps up an active Facebook page: Gina Machorro.

Mexico Unexplained. A growing collection of over 100 YouTube videos by author Robert Bitto. These videos run between 15 and 20 minutes exploring the history, culture and paranormal of Mexico. The "information is based partially on theory and conjecture." Two videos I enjoyed: 5 Brief Legends from Oaxaca and Guadalupe Island, Kingdom of Goats.

Booking.com. This site offers, or tries too, honest evaluations and accurate prices of hotels. There are also "guests reviews" posted on Booking.com by customers of booking.com.

Tripadvisor.com. This site offers evaluations of hotels and restaurants but to be blunt, I do not trust the hotel and restaurant reviews. What I do like are the reviews on the "Things to do" and I use this when planning out a vacation to areas I am not familiar with. It is a gold mine of information.

INAH Virtual Tours. INAH, the (Mexican) National Institute of Anthropology and History has over 100 museum and archeological site virtual tours. Some of the archaeological tours offer viewing of areas not normally open to the public. The tour of Monte Albán is one of the better tours. The site is mostly in Spanish, but it hardly matters since the tours are in photos. Click on the museum or archaeological site you are interested in. Hold the left side of the mouse down to rotate the picture. Click the arrow on the right to go to the next picture.

The Storm That Swept Mexico, a PBS documentary. This two hour documentary tells the gripping story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The first hour, tells of the struggle of Francisco I. Madero and his followers to end the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, and traces the emergence of two rebel leaders: Emiliano Zapata and General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. I really enjoyed this documentary and highly recommend viewing it.

Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn. "Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Corn tells the story of the genetic changes involved in the transformation of a wild grass called teosinte into corn. Evidence from genetics supports archeological findings pinpointing corn's origins to a very particular time and place in Mexico."

Mexico-Elmhurst Philatelic Society, International (MEPSI). If you collect or want to collect Mexican stamps this is THE place to get information on Mexican postage and revenue stamps.