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

Mexico Today 1419
14
History of Mexico
20
Food Drink
34
Play Ball
41
Enjoy Carnival
52
Baja California
53
Feature cave Paintings
64
Northwest Mexico
75
The Mexican Mural
202
central Gulf Coast
233
Drive Arrival of the Conquerors
242
Oaxaca
253
Mitla Drive
266
Feature Oaxacas Spectacular
276
Introduction e Map
282
Drive Palenque to Parque
294

Northeast Mexico
103
Central Mexico
117
Las Misiones de la Sierra
128
central Pacific States
137
A Mixtec priest
153
Mexico City
177
the Mexica
184
Feature The Maya Calendar
300
Yucatán Peninsula
307
TRAveLwise
347
Hotels Restaurants
356
Shopping
382
cREDITs
398
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