Tag: Nahuatl

Xochimilco: ‘Flower Field’ in Nahuatl

| July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Xochimilco:  ‘Flower Field’ in Nahuatl




Xochimilco means flower field in Nahuatl, the language spoken by the Aztecs. This region has always been important not only for its flower production, but also for the crops grown here that have been destined to Mexico City since pre-Hispanic times. The Xochimilcas were farmers and founded their first dominion under a leader named Acatonallo, […]

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Coyacan

| June 9, 2011 | 10 Comments
Coyacan




Mexico City is an amazing place to visit. There are so many things to do and places to see that one can spend years here and not see them all. I was born and raised here, but I moved to the US in 2000. In 2004, I came back for a little while with my […]

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A Country of Markets

| March 31, 2011 | 15 Comments
A Country of Markets




Jorge Luis Borges wrote that the best way to know Mexico was through its markets. Although this can be said for most countries, in the case of Mexico, this is especially true. ┬áMarkets in Mexico remain essentially unchanged since pre-Hispanic times. A good example of this is the tianguis. Tianguis (from the word tianquiztli in […]

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