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Huasteca Region - Mexico with Heart
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A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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In the Mexican jungle near the town of Xilitla, in the state of San Luis Potosi, a surrealist Englishman named Edward James spent decades on an unfinished architectural dream called Las Pozas. Here are some of my favorite photos from our day there. For words about the place, see my article about Las Pozas, and […]

January 2005 — Xilitla is a Mexican mountain town in the lush Huasteca region of the state of San Luis Potosi, best known for the surreal architectural fantasy of Edward James, Las Pozas, just outside of town. We went there  to see Las Pozas, but we also took a walk into town.  I’d noticed that […]


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January 2005 — Las Pozas is a place in our minds as much as it is a surreal unfinished architectural fantasy created by Edward James in the jungle of Mexico near the town of Xilitla, San Luis Potosi. As we wandered around Las Pozas a few days ago, I was more fascinated than delighted, giving […]

January 2005. — Today we went to the tianguis, or weekly open-air market, in Aquismon, a town of several thousand people, largely Huastecan. The Huastecs are little known compared to the Mayans or Aztecs, but they are one of the most ancient peoples of Mexico and there are still many of them. In Ciudad Valles, […]

December 2004. After entering Mexico from Texas, it took us about 5 hours to get to La Pesca, a fishing village of no particular character on the Gulf of Mexico. But along the Soto La Marina river, there were a series of country homes (some very elegant) and hotels. A guidebook indicated that the Villa […]

December 2004 — We made this photo-collage as a Christmas thank-you for the folks at El Bañito. This is a fascinating historial spot. For many decades, the road that runs out front (Highway 85) was the main highway from the U.S, Texas to Mexico City. It was a larger trailer park then, with many caravans […]

The Huasteca region of Mexico is south of Texas, down the gulf coast a ways. Before we went there  in 2004, I found this quote (from a webpage no longer in existence) in  a review of a book called Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space. Here’s a brief quote […]

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