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San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende

  Many friends and other people I know are in San Miguel de Allende now and people are curious and asking questions, so I am reposting this. It was dusk in San Miguel Allende and traffic was stopped by a…

Guadalajara Revisited

Guadalajara Revisited

  Photo by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga Next week, I will be traveling to Guadalajara and environs for a family wedding.  The story below is  the sanitized and unedited manuscript version of my years of higher learning in Guadalajara. It…

Hotel Casa Real del Cafe, Coatepec, Veracruz

Hotel Casa Real del Cafe, Coatepec, Veracruz

  This year I  have traveled a lot and stayed in many hotels in Peru, California, and two states in Mexico,  Queretaro and Veracruz, and know exactly what makes a great hotel, for me at least.   I  would put…

Cusco and impressions

Cusco and impressions

            I am not a religious person but I experienced two very different but profoundly exalting experiences in Peru that could be described as  deeply  spiritual. The first was Machu Picchu which I suppose everyone…

Peru Finally

Peru Finally

  I arrived at my hotel, the Casa Andina Miraflores,  shortly after 11:00PM to the warmest welcome and the warm presence of my dear friend, Marta Nuñez,i who had been planning the Lima leg of my first trip to her…

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

  They say that one should not die without having been in Machu Picchu so here I am completely overwhelmed by the majesty and enormity of this site.  It’s difficult to capture the essence of Machu Picchu and the mental…

Tasting at  Dona Urraca

Tasting at Dona Urraca

Even before the shoot for Aaron’s new program with Aquiles was scheduled two of  my sisters, Marina and Clarissa, and I had agreed to meet in Querétaro .  I had asked Olivia Alegria  to please help arrange a  “a muestra…

2-week glorious vacation Part 1

2-week glorious vacation Part 1

If I still had the restaurant I wouldn’t have been able to take 2 weeks plus off and would have missed the glorious vacation/celebration I just returned from.  The itinerary took me to Albuquerque, El Paso, Texas, Casas Grandes,, Chihuahua,…

Singing, Eating and Shopping in Tlaquepaque

Singing, Eating and Shopping in Tlaquepaque

Like cooking, singing is my therapy.  I do both when I’m  happy, when I’m blue, to relax when I am anxious, to forget things that are bothering me but I can’t do anything about.  When I cook, I’m making an…