• Basilica of Guadalupe

  • Toluca

  • Cradle of Muralism

  • Palace of Fine Arts

  • National Museum of Anthropology

  • Diego Rivera Studio-Home

  • Fresh Fruits at Local Markets

  • National Palace

  • Taxco

  • Toluca

  • Chapultepec Castle

  • Xochicalco

  • Xochimilco

  • Teotihuacan

  • The National University (UNAM)

  • Tula Archaeological Zone

LIFE IN THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY AS OF MARCH 2020.  We have unfortunately been forced to stop giving tours cold turkey due to the COVID pandemic.

We have transitioned to sharing our love of Mexico virtually, offering a wide array of Zoom Power Point talks. Join us for a dynamic, colorful two-hour session on topics that range from anthropology, history and art to armchair travel. We are able to cover much more territory virtually than we ever could in person.  Come travel and explore with us virtually, learning new things about Mexican-related topics.

We repeat our presentations twice weekly - once in the morning (on Mondays 11 am to 1 pm) and again in the evening (Tuesdays 6 pm to 8 pm) Mexico City time.

Let me know if you'd like to join us.  Our offerings are updated on our calendar.  I'd love to hear from you!

Mexico city tours

Outside CDMX

Talks

Understand Mexico offers a wide array of colorful, dynamic PowerPoint presentations, conferences and informal talks on sundry topics related to Mexico. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the American School Foundation and The International Women’s Club of Mexico (Formerly Newcomers’ Club) are among our happy clients.  As COVID has invaded our daily lives, we have shifted our attention from offering museum and walking tours to providing weekly talks on Mexican history, anthropology and virtual tours.  Painted Walls: Mexico’s Modern Muralist Movement, Mexico City’s Signature Museums, Prehispanic Cultures, the Indigenous People of Mexico, Magical Neighborhoods, Magical Towns, Nimble Fingers: The Handmade Crafts of Mexico and Day of the Dead are but a few of our recent talks. Intercultural briefings and introduction to life in Mexico for ex-pats are another of our specialties.  Our favorite video-conferencing platform is Zoom.  Check out our calendar for weekly updates.

Among our most requested talks:

  • Welcome to Mexico: Changing “Why” to “Wow!”
  • Random Reasons to Love Mexico (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Gift of the Gods: Native Food of Mexico (From Pre-Hispanic Times to Today)
  • Painted Walls: Mexico’s Modern Muralist Movement
  • Remarkable Mexican Women
  • Magical Neighborhoods: A Virtual Tour of Mexico City’s Barrios Magicos
  • Enchanting Magical Towns
  • City of the Eagle and the Serpent: Prehispanic Mexico City
  • Diego Rivera: Master Muralist and Latin Lover
  • Frida Kahlo: The Woman Behind the Pain
  • The Indigenous People of Mexico
  • Nimble Fingers: The Handmade Crafts of Mexico
  • Legends of Love: Untold Love Stories in Mexico
  • Signature Museums of Mexico: An Armchair Tour
  • Secret Museums of Mexico:  An Armchair Tour
  • The Written Word Before Columbus: Interpreting Prehispanic Glyphs
  • Mexico’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Virtual Tour
  • The Maya People: An Enigma
  • Prehispanic Beliefs: Gods, Myths and Rites
  • Antonieta Rivas Mercado:  A Woman Before Her Time
  • The Aztec World: Who Were the Mexicas and Where Did They Go?
  • Let’s Celebrate! All About Mexico’s Holidays
  • Day of the Dead Festivities: What’s It All About?
  • Piñatas, Posadas and Pastorelas: How Mexico Celebrates Christmas
  • The Charms of Chiapas (An Armchair Tour)
  • Mexico’s Mother: Tonantzin Guadalupe – a Visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe
  • The National Museum of Anthropology:  A Stellar Venue

 

Historical Topics (can be given given individually or as a series)

  • I.    Mesoamerica – Mexico Before the Conquest
  • II.   The Conquest of Mexico: Sorting Fact from Fiction
  • III.  300 Years of Mexican History Erased (1521-1821)
  • IV.  Shaping a Nation I: Breaking the Chains from Spain
  • V.   Shaping a Nation II:  Forging Modern Mexico
  • VI.  Maximilian and His Castle: Mexico’s Second Empire Gone Awry
  • VII.  Porfirio Díaz: Dictator or Hero?
  • VIII. Contemporary Mexico (XX and XXI Century)