I first went to Mexico when I was nine. It was a rather harrowing trip, with my stepmother almost dying of typhoid and then of amebic dysentery, but I still loved Mexico.

After I married Kelly Hart, we roamed for four months all over Mexico and Guatemala in a small Ford van. That was in 1979.

About ten years later, we flew to Guadalajara and took a bus to Guanajuato, making two videos . Another trip took us to Mata Ortiz, a wonderful pottery town not far from the U.S.

The book Mexico with Heart is mainly about the six-week trip we made in January-March 2003. We came back in 2005 and lived in Bernal, Queretaro for several months. Early in 2006, we bought a home near Lake Chapala, and we are there a lot of the time.

We have a number of other websites, listed on the about us page of hartworks.com. The one that is most related to this one is :


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Rosana Hart

About This Website

This website is run on WordPress, free blogging software that is increasingly being used to create full-fledged websites. The theme is one that I designed using the Artisteer software. It replaces an old html website I began in Dreamweaver in 2004 or so, which also had a blogger blog.

I make money from this website in a few ways. If you click through to buy a book or other item at Amazon.com, I may make a commission  (at no cost to you). This is what it means when you see the statement on websites:

This site is in association with Amazon.com

… and indeed this is the case here.

I also earn a percentage if you buy anything from the posters website or  the t-shirt website listed in the menu bar. I sometimes sell ebooks from this site, as another source of income. I recommend travel resources at times too. I make a commission from Rocket Spanish. My objectivity and opinions are not for sale, though!

This site is not a cash cow — it’s a labor of love.