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Mezcal Boom in Oaxaca Spells the Education of Distillers' Children

Here's a link to a brand new article about the education of the children of artisanal mezcal producers in Oaxaca, how it came about and industry/family implications:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Education-and-Artisanal-Mezcal-Production-in-Oaxaca,-Mexico&id=9656937

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Added by Alvin Starkman on March 3, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Let the Buyer Beware of Timeshares

The Hostages of Timeshare Resorts: Release The Hostages

Book Title:The Hostages of Timeshare Terrorism

We are still in the tourist season so for that reason I'm making my book "The Hostages of Timeshare Terrorism," for 99 cents starting Thursday, March 2nd and ending March 7th. There's a special chapter on Mexico. It will show you the agencies you should go to for help. .Make sure you take advantage of this discount  That's almost FREE.…

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Added by George Puckett on March 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Free until February 5th. Make sure you get yours and leave a Review if you have the time. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EQ285N2

Free until February 5th. Make sure you get yours and leave a Review if you have the time. …

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Added by George Puckett on February 1, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Taste of Penasco February 18, 2017

It's that time again, February 18, 2017 at Penasco del Sol hotel in Puerto Penasco, for the Taste of Penasco"

http://tasteofpenasco.com/…

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Added by Robin Miller on January 11, 2017 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Appreciating Oaxaca with Saul Bellow and Italo Calvino

Take a break from politics and read two short stories centered in Oaxaca by two great writers.

http://thinkinthemorning.com/appreciating-oaxaca-with-saul-bellow-and-italo-calvino/

Added by David H. Jones on September 27, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

In Oaxaca

I go to Oaxaca year after year because it is a place where I feel happy and comfortable.  It is a special place.  Many famous writers have felt the same.  I write briefly about them here.

http://thinkinthemorning.com/in-oaxaca/

Added by David H. Jones on September 24, 2016 at 7:01am — No Comments

Corn Whiskey Made in Oaxaca: Move Over Mezcal

Whatever took so long, about 10,000 years in the making:

http://www.oaxacamezcaltours.com/mezcal-blog/category/whiskey-mexico

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on September 23, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

A House Divided: Why the U.S. Election Won't Fix The Problems

This is a link to A House Divided on my website.

http://thinkinthemorning.com/a-house-divided/

Added by David H. Jones on September 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Vibrant Street Art Defines The Politics of Oaxaca

For many in Oaxaca, street art is the means of communication.

http://thinkinthemorning.com/lapiztola/

Added by David H. Jones on September 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Secret to Making Friends in Mexico

When we were all dewy-eyed teenagers on study abroad programs, we embraced the idea of cultural exchange. We looked forward to our encounters with other kids our age in bars and train stations and the giggly struggle of language exchange that followed.

Those of us with children whom we wanted to be “global citizens” kept the spirit alive by encouraging them to travel and…

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Added by Kerry Baker on September 8, 2016 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Literature and Mezcal Pairing with Oaxaca Regional Cuisine Make Great Bedfellows

Here's a recent blog post from someone I finally met personally a couple of nights ago, combining his love for literary endeavours with his new-found passion for mezcal, explained within the context of his impression of a pairing evening (mezcal with Oaxacan food) we attended a couple of evenings ago.

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Visiting Oaxaca? It's safe, but avoid marches and blockades and learn why.

I'm frequently asked about this theme, so at least for now, here's my stock answer:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Blockades-and-Marches-in-Oaxaca,-Mexico:-Its-Safe,-But-Words-of-Warning-for-Residents-and-Tourists&id=9461842

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Added by Alvin Starkman on July 10, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

Methanol and Mezcal: The Facts and the Myths

My most recent article, with the topic placed in a global perspective:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Mezcal,-Methanol,-Moonshine-and-Myth&id=9442830

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (http://www.mezcaleducationaltours.com)

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 14, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments

Marketing Mezcal: Kimo Sabe is no Tonto

Here's my latest musing, looking at how at least one mezcal marketing maven is actually targeting the hippie generation, at least in my humble opinion:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Marketing-Mezcal:-Kimo-Sabe-Is-No-Tonto&id=9421606

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on May 25, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

Mezcal in Oaxaca: Its Impact on Tourism Based on Mexico Travelers' Perceptions

Is mezcal tourism really having a significant impact on travelers' perceptions of "the best" relative to what's happening in the rest of the country?  Here's an analysis based upon the tripadvisor.com travelers choice awards for 2016…

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Added by Alvin Starkman on April 11, 2016 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Considering Living Abroad, In Retirement Or For Working? Already Done It?

Published just yesterday, and available on amazon.com, this book ( http://todaysexpats.com/ ) consists of 31 chapters, each written by a different expat now residing in a different part of the world than his/her home country. Great read for all, but especially anyone considering a lifestyle change, approaching retirement, not approaching retirement but looking at options abroad to speed up retirement, or for anyone interested in learning why a Toronto…

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Added by Alvin Starkman on April 9, 2016 at 7:21am — No Comments

Mezcal Bars in Oaxaca: Has the Number Reached the Saturation Point?

Here's my most recent article, about why Oaxaca has not yet reached the saturation point for its mezcalerías, with no end in sight.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Oaxaca%2c-Mexicos-Mezcalerias-Reaching-Spirits-Saturation-Point?&id=9368487

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Added by Alvin Starkman on March 30, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

How safe is where you live?

Safety Index in Mexico and other countries

Added by ANDREA MIRANDA on March 23, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

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