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Cooling off beneath Tequila’s idyllic Blue Falls

Everyone wants to go swimming in May, when temperatures in western Mexico soar. People either head for the beach or for a balneario (water park), both of which are likely to be overrun by crowds of like-minded people desperate to cool off.


The dry season beckons … let’s go camping!

Now that the temperature is rising and the weather report predicts zero percent precipitation, why not dust off your tent and spend a night communing with the crickets and counting the stars?

The secrets of El Sauz de Cajigal

El Sauz de Cajigal is a pueblito – population 120 – located 100 kilometers east of Guadalajara. Never heard of it? I can’t blame you, because I couldn’t find mention of it on any map I consulted.

Reflections upon a dead telephone

Waiting for Telmex to come fix your non-functioning landline telephone offers all kinds of hidden benefits: no more wrong numbers asking to speak to Rosita; no more pesky calls from Sky trying to sell you (for the 100th time) a more expensive package you’re not interested in; no calls at all, in fact.