Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

Up Up and Away Above Guanajuato

I found uplifting news this weekend about an annual festival in the City of León, the State of Guanajuato, México. According to the Balloon Federation of America, the Festival Internacional del Globo de León (FIG) is one of the top three events of its kind in the world. It is the largest hot air balloon […]

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history, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

4 Ports of the Maritime Silk Route

In 1565, Spain conquered the Philippines. The Manila Galleon, a famous trade route, began among; China, the Philippines, New Spain (Mexico) and Spain. This route called the Maritime Silk Road, the Manila Galleon, or the China Ship (Nao de China in Spanish) lasted for 250 years; 1565-1815. Once a year a vessel would begin in […]

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