A Gringo in Mexico
By Jack Nelson
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This video blog or vlog will cover life in Mexico as seen through the eyes of an ex-pat gringo. Everyday life as well as the fiestas and traditions of Mexico.
|1||VideoDia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, Todos Santos) in Xoxocotlan||Click here to see the video This is my second post for Halloween Vlogfest 2005. This is from about 4 years ago. I did a Day of the Dead tour for seven years; five years in Oaxaca and two years here in Chiapas. This footage was shot in the cemetary in Xox||10/29/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoCafe Tacuba||Click here to see the video We pretty much did our vacation on the cheap: we took the overnight bus to Mexico City, stayed in a fairly cheap hotel and ate mostly in economical places. I wanted to take the family to one special place to eat, so we went to||10/29/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoUNAM||Click here to see the video UNAM is the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. It's the oldest university in the Americas (founded 1551) and the largest in Latin America (290,000 students if you include all of it's campuses). The main campus is the Ciu||10/29/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoSwimming||Click here to see the video Video iPod ready Angie's taking swimming lessons this summer. Here is her second class. At the end of the class she tried over and over to dive to the bottom of the shallow end of the pool to pick up canicas (marbles). She cou||10/29/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoDancing||Click here to see the video Video iPod ready We went to Tuxtla this weekend and I bought Angie a CD from one of those awful Mexican children's telenovelas. She loved the music, played it for hours, and then dragged me in to dance with her in front of her||10/29/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoLooking for the "Real" Mexico, Volume 1||Click here to see the video So we just got back from a short vacation trip to Mexico City (we live in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas). Here's the first of three short video blog pieces about looking for the real Mexico. Video iPod friendly file.||10/26/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoLooking for the "Real" Mexico, Volume 2||Click here to see the video While we were in Mexico City we went to a few markets. Tenochtitlan was the biggest market in the new world before the Spaniards conquered it and created Mexico City. It is still a huge marketplace. There are illegal street ve||10/26/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoZocalo||Click here to see the video I didn't have enough footage to make a story, but I'm posting it anyway. The zocalo is the central square of Mexico City. It stands where the center of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec city stood. The Spaniards tore down the Aztec temp||10/26/2005||Free||View In iTunes|
THIS IS SOOO COOL!!!
I'm mexican so I always go and visit Mexico with my family that lives there and I love going, but this is interesting because I see Mexico from another poit of view!! You're awesome Jack Nelson!
Es muy hermoso mi México
I'm pretty sure you avoided the cultural part of Mexico City!
For one, I do not see the our National Palace, Palace of Fine Arts, National Museum of Art, National Anthropology Museum, National History Museum (Chapultepec Castle), National Museum of Modern Art, Postal Palace, Grand Hotel Mexico City, our National Symphony, the list goes on and on.
You need to explore these National treasures prior to judging by the Mc Donald's in the area. It's almost as if you are refusing to see how cultured we really are!