Hurricanes are named after HURACÁN the Mayan god of wind, fire, and storms

When he becomes furious, nobody can control his rage. He descends from the clouds on his only leg, and his foot, endowed with prominent claws, destroys everything on his way. Such is the colossal power of the “Heart of the Sky,” best known as Hurakán, the god of wind, fire, and storms. Hurakán is a Mayan deity. His name comes from the Quiché More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Lake Chapala: Mexico’s Largest Expat Hotspot

Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest lake, and the surrounding area is also home to the largest concentration of U.S. expats in the world. U.S. and Canadian expats have been attracted to the Lake Chapala area by More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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#SanMiguelDestinoGourmet campaign launched in San Miguel de Allende

The Tourist Council of San Miguel de Allende launched the #SanMiguelDestinoGourmet campaign, that makes reference to the exquisite dishes prepared by talented chefs in the outstanding restaurants of San Miguel More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – TANTALIZING TROGONS, PART 1 OF 2

Generally, the dazzling-colored trogon family of 43 species (more or less) are primarily found in the tropical, humid forests of the New World, Africa, and Asia. The family includes the sacred bird of the Mayas More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Have you ever tried Chiles en Nogada?

Grupo Anderson’s S.A. de C.V. was founded by Mr. Carlos Anderson in 1963. Their first restaurant was “Anderson’s” located on Mexico City’s iconic Paseo de la Reforma. Now based in Cancún, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Mexico’s Graphic Artistry

The dominance of Hollywood imagery in pop culture often obscured Mexico’s rich graphic images of the early 1900s.  The gradual rediscovery of these populist images reveal a range and sophistication of graphics.  More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – WHAT’S IN A NAME? HONEYCREEPERS

Is “honeycreeper” an oxymoron? One thinks of “honey” as something sweet, but even mention the word “creep” and many would think of a sneaky, nefarious person lurking in the shadows. In the bird world, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
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Home as an artifact… and Tequila!

Click here for original Restoring an 1806 Home to Showcase Mexican Culture (and Tequila) Arturo Lomeli, the founder of the tequila brand Clase Azul, is restoring a house in San Miguel de Allende, with the More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Supporting an Outstretched Hand

“Mr. Toone….  What are your thoughts about giving money to the sweet little ladies who beg on the streets?  I have been told in the past that where I’m from in Playa del Carmen there are the equivalent More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Photo of bird feeding a cigarette butt to chick at Florida Beach goes viral

A wildlife photographer has captured a picture of a black skimmer bird feeding itschick a cigarette filter on a beach in Florida, USA. Littering has now become a global More...