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Piropos

 Piropos are the Mexican version of pick up lines they are defined as either white or red, white being friendly, red being vulgar. Learning to accept piropos as a daily life of a female in Mexico was something hard to do. Not only is the creepy guy at the bar ... read more

Danielle Herndon

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Tacos

San Luis Potosi is known for their own version of one of Mexicos greatest cuisines the Taco. People in San Luis have the Potosinos a delicious combination of meat and spices served on a corn tortilla.  Luckily ever taco style in Mexico is equally delicious. Tacos in Mexico a served ... read more

Danielle Herndon

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Beyond Nat Geo: Discovering the Tarahumara

Normal 0 0 1 137 781 6 1 959 11.1282 0 0 0   In the recesses of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Northwestern Mexico lies the Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon), a natural wonder considered to be yet more spectacular and raw than the Grand Canyon. It is in ... read more

Laura Rico

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The underground Cave/Restaurant/Bar

 (endAPRIL2009)Making friends with the chinese man who owned our hostel in Playa Del Carmen was one of the most helpful experiences I could have had down there. One day he was willing to drive my travel companion and to his favorite restaurant, off the main calle 5 of Playa. Finally, ... read more

Michelle Saltis

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Where I have been thus far!

I started my travels abroad in April 2008, and so far I have been to eight countries: France, Germany, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Belize, and Mexico. (I have also lived in California, New York State, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I have been to Florida, Utah, Nevada(VEGAS baby!), Vermont, Connecticut, ... read more

Michelle Saltis

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Remember All That Hype About The Swine Flu?

Now that the hype surrounding swine flu appears to have passed, it’s time to take off our masks, breathe deeply, and reflect on what just happened. The last few weeks saw the World Health Organization release a pandemic warning for the H1N1 virus (formerly known as “swine flu,” until pork ... read more

Glimpse Staff

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Words to Live By

Written 15-1-08 "Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life"-Michael Palin (of Monty Python) "It had been another gringo folly, an alcohol-soaked sunstroke vision of paradise driven by ego and lack of any ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Bliss and the Art of Marriage

Written 9-1-08 the other day was the most beautiful day. well, all my days here are beautiful, but this one i´m going to write about. to start, i have a new job. i´ve finally managed to get a job doing massage therapy. woohoo! i work at a hotel called Paraiso, ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Taco Stand Fatigue

Written 5-1-08 i am such a slut. (now before we all start laughing, taking offense, or general confusion, let me explain. also, i want to say that the term ´slut´ is really deroggative and demeans women who perhaps break from the mold of what people think women should be and ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Mexican Feminism

Written 2-1-08 i got whistled at by an eight year old today. i know because i asked the little shit. there i was, peacefully walking down the street, when i hear the all-too-familiar cat call whistle from behind me. usually it doesn´t phase me, but for some reason i turn ... read more

Rachel Holan

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La Vida Buena

Written Dec. 16, 2007 i was in a mexican hospital last night. but that story can wait for a minute. so mexico is...is hard to explain in words. i feel very at home here, very happy, and very safe. i want to thank all of you who wrote in my ... read more

Rachel Holan

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A Story for the Morning

Written Dec. 24th, 2007 There is a little Mexican man who rakes the sand on the beach in the morning. It´s hard to determine how old he is, because life on a Caribbean beach masks the aging process. He rakes soft and slow, like a calm yogi master, tending to ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Jungle Fever

Written Dec. 20, 2007 ok, so i did the coolest thing ever yesterday. i met this cool chica named Cathy. she´s an english biologist who´s been living in the jungle here for the past 5 years tracking and studying monkeys. can you think of a cooler job?!?!?? so yesterday we ... read more

Rachel Holan

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Culture Shock

Come up with a Plan B (and C, and D...)

Catherine John

30 Aug 2009

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In Mexico, plans change often and quickly, and many times at the last minute. So don't expect everything you plan with others to work out smoothly, whether it be personal or professional. Always have a plan B, plan C, and plan D. One of them is bound to work out!

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Slang

The low-down on Mexican slang

Charles Mostoller

18 Mar 2009

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Wanna learn some Mexican slang? Here are some examples that you will hear a lot amongst Mexican youth: gacho = bad; padre, poca madre, chido, chulo = cool; chingon = very good; un chingo, un chorro = a lot; en chinga = in a hurry; perro = hard, difficult; tianguis = market; apapachar = to cuddle; aguas! = watch out; aguantar = to wait; chela, caguama = beer; guapachosa = full of life; locochon = crazy, in a good way; cuate = good friend; carnal = very good friend, brother/sister; apurarse = to hurry; apurate! = hurry up!; camion = bus; camioneta = truck; nena, nene = girl, boy; tata = grandfather a huevo = of course, heck yes! orale, camara = yes, ok; mocharse = to share' rajar = go back on one's word. Well, that's it for now!

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Being an American

Don't be scared to haggle

Michelle Saltis

03 Dec 2009

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While backpacking through Playa del Carmen, we realized that most of the shop owners charged extremely high prices for the same goods that could be purchased elsewhere in Central and South America because many of the tourists there wouldn't think to bargain. In one shop, the owner was selling one hammock for 1,800 pesos (about $60), but by the time we had bargained down, he sold us TWO hammocks for 1,800 pesos. It never hurts to bargain, especially because locals try to take advantage of foreigners, and you never know what good deals you may end up with!

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