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THE LEGEND OF EL CALLEJÓN DEL BESO

THE LEGEND OF EL CALLEJÓN DEL BESO

Guanajuato is like a city straight out of a fairy tale. In its Historic Center, it seems that time does not pass, and its colorful facades and narrow alleys remind us of the most charming European towns. But there is another reason why tourists from all over the world visit it every year: its magical legends. The legend that we will tell you about today, takes place in a 68 cm wide alley in the downtown area of the city of Guanajuato and is considered one of the most traditional. Keep reading to find out!

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TRAVEL GUIDE TO OAXACA, MEXICO

TRAVEL GUIDE TO OAXACA, MEXICO

Traditions in every street, beaches to contemplate the Pacific and hidden places between the mountains are only a small part of what Oaxaca offers to the world. A site of culture, gastronomy, markets, ruins and a dazzling landscape where you can experience, in an amazing way, the purest essence of Mexico. The cultural diversity of the ethnic groups that beat to the rhythm of the Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, whose concept transcends the great festival that is celebrated in July.  In the beautiful Oaxacan capital, you will live experiences that are unique in this world. Continue reading to fall in love with this magical destination!

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ARTISAN PARTNERS ACROSS MEXICO

ARTISAN PARTNERS ACROSS MEXICO

Our brand is founded on strong personal and long-lasting relationships with artisans in Mexico, fair and ethical business practices and creating a transparent supply chain. Through fair trade and ethical business practices, we hope to create an economic opportunity for many Mexican artisans and their families all while allowing them to preserve the traditions of hand embroidery that have been passed down through many generations.  Our direct partnerships with artisans eliminate the middleman and allow more resources to be made available to communities in need that may not benefit from many economic and educational resources. On today's blog get to to know all our artisan partners across Mexico!

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THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MARIACHI

THE HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MARIACHI

Did you know? That although its historical references appear since the second half of the 18th century, it wasn't until 1950 that female groups of this genre emerged. Las Coronelas is the oldest female mariachi to be known as of today and its opening in this world was even slower. Not until the 1980s arrived they reached worldwide relevance with Mariachi Las Perlitas, a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

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TALAVERA, A MEXICAN TREASURE

TALAVERA, A MEXICAN TREASURE

In today's world, Talavera ceramics have developed an international renown that reflects its prestige on a national and international scale. This is due to its diverse product line and high quality. In addition to the humblest of its objects, Talavera potters have fired earthenware and tiles with the most refined techniques. Talavera from Puebla is characterized by its beauty and the quality with which the artisans give life to each piece. Learn more about these precious objects!

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