If you are planning a trip to Mexico, perhaps you will have planned to explore its colonial cities and its amazing beaches of the Caribbean and Pacific. If you do not know where to start, read our proposal for an author’s trip that – from Tijuana to Juchitán de Zaragoza – will offer you an opportunity to move between colonial cities and magical archaeological sites, along with five people who have been able to express along this itinerary their creative ability.
It is close to San Diego and easy to get to. Going to Tijuana, Mexico? Here are the best creative things to do. If you want to take a taxi, ignore the yellow ones, choosing to find taxis with a regulated fare (a white and orange Taxi Libre). Avenida de la Revolucion is the main tourist street of Tijuana. Gourmets come to Tijuana also to try the “Baja Med” cuisine, the one that superbly combines traditional Mexican recipes.
The Tijuana Cultural Center is an interesting building to explore, with many good works on display. The El Popo Market is a small market, if you’re in the center of the city, take a look! Mexican boots and incredible prices? You can buy boots from the Casa Avestruz Shop, because they are surprising for their quality and are shipped directly to your home. Creative people of Tijuana? Songwriters Julieta Venegas and Lynda Aguirre Thomas and musician Carlos Santana.
She has written songs for bands and singers, but has also been involved in environmental campaigns on human rights and animal rights. LYNDA AGUIRRE THOMAS was born in Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico), in 1981. She is a Mexican singer-songwriter known as Lynda. In 1989 she took part in a musical singing competition, presented in Siempre en Domingo. Her “lost heart” was one of her great successes of the 90s.
The years spent in Rome changed his art, absorbing the universalistic tendencies. JUAN SORIANO was known primarily for his self-portraits and portraits (in particular a series by Diego Rivera’s first wife). One of his most famous public works is the large bronze dove located outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey. His first personal exhibition was in 1936, at the Galería de Arte Mexicano in Mexico City. His affinity for poetry and association with many writers has led to collaboration as an illustrator on a series of projects.
His most famous paintings are those of the Valley of Mexico and the volcanoes of Popocatépetl and Ixtacihuatl (where he combined the traditional landscape painting with contemporary experiments). His most viewed design is the glass curtain of Tiffany, in the Bellas Artes opera house in Mexico City. GERARDO MURILLO died in Mexico City, where he was buried in the Cemetery of the Panteon Civil de Dolores. You can admire his work at the Hacienda Santa Clara Study and Research Center in San Miguel Allende
Guanajuato is located between the arid north of the country and the lush south. The oldest group that lives in this area, were the people now known as the Chupícuarios. Its Museum of Mummies preserves a number of mummified bodies naturally after a cholera epidemic, in 1833. The reservoir known as La Presa de la Olla is the centerpiece of an annual celebration that takes place on the first Monday of July, built in 1741 to cope with the city’s water shortages.
Born in 1954, SANDRA CISNEROS is a Mexican / American writer, known for her first novel: The House on Mango Street. Her mother’s family name came from a very humble background, tracing her roots to Guanajuato, Mexico. She grew up as the only daughter of a family of six siblings, and the migration of her family between Mexico and the United States, instilled her sense of non-belonging to either culture.
His work showed the influence of European artistic movements when he returned to Mexico. He became one of the most important figures of the Mexican artistic revolution, the one that promoted other influential artists. Born in Guadalajara, to strengthen his Mexican identity he changed his name to Dr. Atl (which means “Doctor in Water” in Náhuatl). GERARDO MURILLO was involved in politics and when he was elected the new president Carranza, he was appointed director of the Academy of Fine Arts.
He liked to call himself a perpetual rebel. JUAN SORIANO has exhibited in the United States and in Europe, as well as in important locations in Mexico (such as the Museo de Arte Moderno and the Palacio de Bellas Artes). Born in Guadalajara, he saw his future as a painter when he was only eight years old. He had his first exhibition of paintings at the age of 14. Many of his oil paintings are considered on a par with those of Frida Kahlo and José Clemente Orozco.
A typical Mexican city? With a lively market, Juchitán de Zaragoza is a special city for the traveler, simply because a few other gringos arrive here. Around the main square, stands offer the best range of Mexican dishes and street food. On the Benito Juarez side of the square, you can find a restaurant in a fake colonial house. Your best way to sleep? Casa de Huespedes (on the main square), excellent location and cheap.
He was three times a recipient of the national scholarship for writers of indigenous languages, and his first book “Barefoot Words” was published in 1997. He works as a teacher of secondary education at the secondary level, on the Isthmus of Oaxaca. Since 2000, he has appeared in poetic anthologies in Italy and the United States. He was born in Juchitán de Zaragoza in 1958. His work has been widely published in magazines and anthologies throughout Mexico. VICTOR TERAN is the most personal poet of the Zapotec Isthmus of Oaxaca. His poetry books include Like a new sun and The spine of love.
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