National Geographic Traveler: Mexico

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National Geographic Books, 2010 - Travel - 399 pages
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National Geographic Traveler: Mexico, 3rd Edition, showcases the country’s vibrancy, color and rich history. Whether you’re planning to laze on a Yucatán beach, see the ancient Mayan pyramids, stroll around historic Oaxaca, or enjoy Mazatlán’s unique Carnival or Mexico City’s colonial charm, this guide will be a great companion. Learn about Taxco’s silvermaking heritage, go whale-watching in Baja, and watch the thrilling cliff divers of Acapulco.
  

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Did not read through the whole book, however I can't help but make a little correction re El Encuentro de Jaraneros in Veracruz. The word "jaranero", at least in this context (to the best of my knowledge) doesn't really mean "reveler" (although I'm sure the jaraneros are indeed reveling), but is rather a general term for a person involved in Son Jarocho (musician, dancer, or poet). Also, the word "jarana" in this region does not refer to a dance but to an instrument, an 8-10 stringed descendent of the baroque guitar which provides the rhythmic foundation for the melody in Son Jarocho. The dance is called zapateado.  

Contents

Culture
14
History of Mexico
20
Food 91 Drink
34
Play Ball
41
Enjoy Carnival
52
Baja California
53
Cave Paintings
64
Northwest Mexico
75
The Mexican Mural
202
Central Gulf Coast
233
Arrival of the Conquerors
242
Oaxaca
253
Mitla Drive
266
Oaxacas Spectacular
276
Map
282
Palenque to Parque
294

The Seri
84
Northeast Mexico
103
Central Mexico
117
Las Misiones de la Sierra
128
Central Pacific States
137
Tapatio Traditions
155
Mexico City
177
A Brief History
184
The Maya Calendar
300
Yucatan Peninsula
307
TRAVELWISE
347
Hotels Q1 Restaurants
356
Shopping
382
CREDITS
398
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