Allan on January 26th, 2016

“Camino de Guanajuato que pasas por tanto pueblo” (“Way of Guanajuato, you pass through so many towns”) Thus sang Jose Alfredo Jimenez in his song “Camino de Guanajuato”.  (Click here to listen to the song). And the roads of his homeland, the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, do indeed pass through cities, towns and landscapes […]

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Allan on September 29th, 2015

In a tragic attack in western Egypt, on September 13th, 2015, a group of Mexican tourists  and their guides  was attacked by Egyptian security forces, leaving 12 dead and ten wounded. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published on September 28th, 2015, on

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Tourism is one of the biggest revenue producers in Mexico, and is promoted by the government and private business. Besides helping the economy, if tourism is managed properly it can encourage local communities and residents to preserve the environment and take care of historical and cultural sites. If people have a vested economic interest in […]

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Allan on June 13th, 2014

Many a city worldwide has its famous downtown square, or plaza.    Such a plaza is an essential part of a city’s history and identity. Consequently, it is a major draw for tourists. Mexico City’s principal plaza, called the Zocalo, fills such a role and is the heart of that great metropolis. The Zocalo and the surrounding area is where […]

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Some Americans are afraid to visit Mexico, given the ongoing and well-publicized drug cartel violence. On the other hand, millions of Americans  still do visit  and aren’t victims of crime. This is  not a merely academic issue for me: I take my family to visit Mexico twice a year.  (For my most recent trip, click here.) […]

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Allan on December 4th, 2013

Mexico City’s  rapid transport system, known as the Metro, moves millions of passengers daily.  It is  the largest such system in Latin America and the second-largest in North America, after that of New York City.  Mexico City’s  Metro is an efficient means of conveyance, but it’s more than that. It is also an economic, cultural […]

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The magazine Condé Nast Traveler, in its annual readers’ poll, named Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende as the top city of the world in 2013. For entire article, click here . Article by Allan Wall, published November 25th, 2013, on .  

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Allan on April 30th, 2013

Mexico City has a first-rate urban park known as the Bosque de Chapultepec, or Forest of Chapultepec, a destination for both international tourism and local recreation. Chapultepec is a living historical monument to major developments in the history of Mexico. And it’s popular, receiving about 15 million visitors annually. Formerly on the outskirts, the park is […]

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Allan on February 3rd, 2012

What can one say about Mexico City? It’s the capital of Mexico, the biggest metropolis in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s eighth-richest city. It’s also a first-rate tourist attraction. Located in the Valle de México (Valley of Mexico), a natural bowl ringed in by volcanoes and mountains, the city sits at an altitude of […]

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Allan on July 18th, 2011

My family and I recently returned from a visit to Mexico. To read the entire article, click here. Article, by Allan Wall,  published on the website, on July 18th, 2011.

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