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Old 05-31-2013, 07:05 AM   #15826
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By the way, Enrique Krauze's massive tome on the history of Mexico is now available in English electronically. Not to be missed, a long time in translation but it is now out.
Excellent tip - ordering that via IBooks on the IPad today

From the Amazon.com book description:

Mexico: Biography of Power

"The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power."

It's all electronic for my anymore, after taking boxes of hard covers to the local library.

This title looks really good
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:22 AM   #15827
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I also picked up a great book on the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo's b&w photography. Probably the best Latin American photographer of the 20th century. $235 pesos at Costco.
Now that is an open border, buying Mexican culture at a US based big box store.. clap
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #15828
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One of the great privileges of travel is meeting and hosting other travelers. Advrider has been great for this in my life. IMO it is the host who benefits more than the guest and I appreciate travelers providing the opportunity to participate in some small way in their adventures. Last year I met Troutshack on his way south and this year he has his B-I-L Mark with him. Two great guys setting out on a nice little adventure to Mexico and beyond. Hopefully they will post up here from time to time so we can ride along with them.

Thanks for dropping in, guys, and say "hi" to Trice on your way south.

Buena suerte,

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:50 AM   #15829
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I also picked up a great book on the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo's b&w photography. Probably the best Latin American photographer of the 20th century. $235 pesos at Costco.
Now that is an open border, buying Mexican culture at a US based big box store.. clap


Some sample photographs of his work here:

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #15830
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One of the great privileges of travel is meeting and hosting other travelers. Advrider has been great for this in my life. IMO it is the host who benefits more than the guest and I appreciate travelers providing the opportunity to participate in some small way in their adventures. Last year I met Troutshack on his way south and this year he has his B-I-L Mark with him. Two great guys setting out on a nice little adventure to Mexico and beyond. Hopefully they will post up here from time to time so we can ride along with them.




Brian (Troutshack) at The Casona, taking in a few pointers on tire care while on the road south of the border (my on again off again on again Mad Scientist Tire Academy)

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:08 AM   #15831
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Enrique Krauze's massive tome on the history of Mexico is now available in English electronically. Not to be missed, a long time in translation but it is now out.
Ordered!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:11 AM   #15832
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I've got the Krauze book but have yet to read it...too many books, not enough time.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:42 AM   #15833
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[QUOTE=SchizzMan;21534491]One of the great privileges of travel is meeting and hosting other travelers. [QUOTE]

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:12 PM   #15834
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Some sample photographs of his work here:

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If I could reach half way to that level my left nut will say, "Hasta luego mi patron, es el fin del camino".
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:40 PM   #15835
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Awesome Things About Mexico

11 awesome things about Mexico.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...#slide=1811671
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #15836
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Thanks SR. Great slideshow and info.

Feliz Viernes!

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Old 05-31-2013, 01:07 PM   #15837
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If I could reach half way to that level my left nut will say, "Hasta luego mi patron, es el fin del camino".
If I didn't think you were about at that level, I wouldn't be creating the Michael Strah Gallery Exhibition of Black and White Photographs of Mexico. In fact, I returned at noon today with the thin core mounting boards, printer paper, various trimming blades, etc. This is the project I saved until after I got home from traveling.

Note: this can be a traveling dealio so if someone wants me to pack them into a Mexican Suitcase and have me fly with them to their destination, one of my perks is business class thank you very much. This after the Long National Nightmare called me flying home on Air France in coach in a middle seat after I gave up an isle seat to be nice.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #15838
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That was excellent
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11 awesome things about Mexico.....
#12: Some of the best motorcycle roads on the planet, with off-the-chart scenery as a bonus
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #15840
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