Mexico Facts

Long Name: United Mexican States Location: Middle America Area (in sq km): 1964375 Capital: Mexico City Agricultural Products: corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products Demonym: Mexican(s) Agricultural Labor Force %: 4.1 Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses Industrial Labor Force %: 34.2 Service Labor Force %:… Read More

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By Far, 2017…

By far my most adventurous year to date has been 2017. I traveled to 17 new countries that year. Here’s a look back on the people I met and the places I visited. Sadly, I also lost my cousin that year.

Just Dates?

1979: I was born on the same day, October 9, that historians agree Hanguel, the Korean language, was proclaimed in 1446, which was also the day on which Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna was assassinated by Bolivian agents working under the order of the US CIA, in 1967. 1985: I took my first Tae… Read More

2017 … So Far

I had been working in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since August 2016. I hadn’t been to the capital city, Riyadh, yet. However, things soon changed for me. Dammam is only a thirty minute car ride from Bahrain. On weekends I made my way to Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.   In late January I took a trip… Read More

Classes

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr has played a pivotal role in my travels and awareness recently. I have already traveled to the same locales he visited during the filming of his documentaries on Africa, in particular, Ethiopia. A little more than four years ago he also produced a PBS series entitled Black in Latin America… Read More

Teotihuacan

I took a tour of Teotihuacan on Thursday. Today’s visit to the Museo Nacional de Antropolog√≠a was more impressive because I had been there. At the museum there is an exhibit dedicated to this site.  The museum’s exhibit affords visitors the chance to view the site from a bird’s eye view. I was at the… Read More

Museo Nacional de Antropologica de Mexico

After the Frida Kahlo museum, I plotted my next move. It took about 45 minutes to get there due to traffic, but the museum offered so much that it was worth it. Anthropology is the science of the origins, physical, and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind. That’s a mouthful…. Read More

Coyoacan, CDMX

I visited the Frida Kahlo museum today. There are two museums in Mexico city dedicated to Kahlo. I chose to visit the seemingly most popular of the two, which is situated at the former home of the artist. The home was designed with nature in mind as is evidenced by the volcanic rock used to… Read More