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The World Rally Championship (WRC) pits cars and drivers in a series of 2,3 or 4 day events through some of the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet! The routes of this motorsport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Greece over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky trails.…
In the November, 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler, a featured article is "The Power of Place: Eight Writers on Paris and other Destinations that Changed their Lives".
One of the writers, Frances Mayes, best known for her books on Tuscany, wrote an essay on her summer in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato! Follow this link to enjoy her experience of beautiful colonial Mexico: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/mexico/san-miguel-de-allende-frances-mayes-traveler/
Dia de Muertos is a national phenomenon with people everywhere in Mexico cleaning graves, decorating them with flowers, holding graveyard vigils and building elaborate altars to welcome back their loved ones. Perhaps no other festival reveals more about Mexican spirituality than Dia de Muertos which originated in colonial times when the Catholic Church fused indigenous rites honoring and communing with the dead with its own celebrations of All Saints'Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Guanajuato is no exception, the pantheon is buzzing with activity with many families spending the night at the graveyard communing with their loved ones while enjoying the strolling mariachis and the ubiquitous fragrance of flowers.
Fresh off the press with all the pertinent information about travel all over Mexico, it's easy to see why this guide is a No. 1 Bestseller!!
Most exciting for us - Casa Estrella de la Valenciana was sited as "TOP CHOICE" for hotel accommodations! These Top Choice designations appear for restaurants in different areas of the city as well - all picks that we at Casa Estrella would heartily agree with.
This guide is packed full of information, maps, trip planners, insider tips, etc. It is very evident that the writers of this guide know Mexico inside and out and their enthusiasm is reflected on every page.
If you are planning a trip to Mexico, this is a "must have" for all the questions you may come up with!
Independence Day is a major celebration in Mexico which is celebrated with a grand fiesta! The celebrating begins on September 15th, the eve of Independence Day. All across Mexico, crowds of people gather in the zocalos (town plazas) to celebrate with fireworks, confetti, whistles, horns and lots of typical food. As the clock strikes 11p.m., the crowds get silent as the…