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Holy Week in Tepoztlán

Don Karp, April 3 2024

Palm Sunday with Arturo carrying his palms. Easter was just celebrated all over the world. Mexico is largely a Catholic country, and is no exception. They take this holiday very seriously, and have a whole week of events leading up to it, called Semana Santa, or Holy Week. The week after fulfilling one's spiritual and family obligations is...

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Religious Icons: Part Two-Churches

Don Karp, March 4 2024

Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico. Church of La Santísima Mexico is predominantly a Catholic country, and Tepoztlán is no exception. We'll explore many churches that are in different parts of town. But not all. That would be too large a project. I'm not sure that a church can be called a religious icon, however I'm using this to follow up on...

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The Greater Reset in Morelia

Don Karp, January 17 2024

Morelia, Michoacan. Closing circle at The Greater Reset conference. I recently (Jan. 17-22, 2024) attended The Greater Reset conference in Morelia. Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacan in Mexico. While at a previous conference, I gathered photos and wrote about the town. Now I want to tell more about the event

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Café Arté, Tepoztlán

Don Karp, January 1 2024

Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico. Inside Café Arté. Photo by author In 2003, when I moved to Tepoztlán, a "Magic City" in Mexico, there was only one café, Buenos Tiempos (Good Times). I can't remember when the second one, Tepoz Café, was added. Buenos Tiempos started in a booth at the entrance to the open air market before moving to a regular shop....

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Laguna Bacalar

Don Karp, December 4 2023

Bacalar is the second largest inland body of water in Mexico. Located in the state of Quintana Roo, in the Yucatan, it is about two hours south of Tulum, and attracts tourists for many reasons. The lagoon is purported to have seven different colors in its clear waters. It is 37 by 1.2 miles, having an average depth of 49-59

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The Santiago Trails in Tepoztlán

Don Karp, August 7 2023

Santiago, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico. A balanced rock on the trail. Photo by author Tepoztlán, where I live, is a "magic city" in the central Mexico volcanic region. It is in the state of Morelos. Santiago is a small village that's part of the Tepoztlán municipality on the outskirts of the city. I've explored the trails of Santiago with my...

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Chalcatzingo-Morelos Archeological Site

Don Karp, July 3 2023

Chalcatzingo, Morelos, Mexico. Photo by author Chalcatzingo is an ancient Olmec site (1,500 BC) an hour's drive from Tepoztlán, where I live. The Olmecs are the oldest known Mesoamerican civilization. A group of us went on an excursion there. Here is a link to a YouTube video about Olmec

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Guadalajara

Don Karp, November 24 2018

This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art: a participatory project. Your comments encouraged! The main cathedral in Guadalajara...

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Watery Places

Don Karp, July 28 2018

This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art: a participatory project. Your comments encouraged! La Posa de Quetzalcoatl Hike to the birthplace of the god, Quetzalcóatl, near Amatlan, Mexico....

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Sounds of Tepoztlán

Don Karp, May 26 2018

Tepoztlan, in Central Mexico, is a "magic city." It is tourist oriented and the streets are crowded on weekends. During the week there are many fiestas. In a prior blog, I wrote of how noisy Tepoztlan is, and how I acclimated to the noise in time. What kinds of sounds are there? In this blog I will document them with video and the usual sound...

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