xplorMEXICO.com is about the best of Mexico. I “Xplor” Mexico, then I write about it. I am a Mexiologist! Here you will find boat loads of useful information (and insider tips and tricks) you can use when you visit the many areas of the magnificent country. For no extra charge, I include links to other good sources of information if you want to dive deeper, and a lot of pictures so you can really “see” everything.
One thing you should know: I do not review and rate places. I only talk about the places that are outstanding. It may be a premium restaurant or a small out of the way place that is doing outstanding work. It’s not about the price, it’s about the quality and experience you will have. This eliminates a lot of confusion. If I include it, there is a good reason, and chances are that when you go there, it will blow your socks off. I have no deals with anyone. I answer to no one. You don’t deserve to be dorked around. You need solid, reliable information that you can trust. That is my promise to you. Ok?
About Me (Sobre mi):
I grew up in California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. After college, I worked in Hollywood for 20+ years providing a broad range of technology services to the entertainment industry and major studios. I had the good fortune to work at The Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios. I worked with some of the best and brightest people I have ever met. Many of them famous. Many of them academy award winners. Very cool. Very educational.
I came to Mexico City for the first time on May 2, 1993. I was from Hollywood. I was here with my buddy, Cody, to deliver a two-week seminar for Televisa on new technologies for television production. It was the dawn of a new age for digital imaging, non-linear editing, interactive multi-media, and I was here to show the folks at the world’s largest television production company what the future held for them.
Little did I know at the time that my own future was about to make a radical change. You see, there was this nice Mexican girl, a woman really, who I met while I was there. She had a very nice way about her. Smart, pretty, a very nice family…I was smitten. We were married on October 23, 1993, in Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico. And now nearly 24 years, and three kids later, we have exited California and moved permanently to Mexico City. We burned our ships. Good thing I really like tacos.
During the last nearly 24 years we’ve had the good fortune to spend a great deal of time in Mexico with our families. Besides her parents, she has 5 other sisters. We have taken many family trips to the most interesting places in Mexico. These include Chiapas, the Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, San Miguel Allende, and many other interesting places. One time, we drove from the SF Bay Area to Mexico City and back during the Christmas Holidays! 5,800 miles round trip! I love cruising! We saw a lot of Mexico we would not normally visit. It was an outstanding trip. Highly recommended. (Clue: Don’t drive at night!)
I have a boatload of photos from the past 24 years, and I’m going to turn my years of wandering in Mexico into this blog as well as include all of the new adventures! This is a country filled with amazing, hardworking people; incredible stories and history. There is so much to show that is good and awesome.
And then, there is the food. Mexico has a tremendous food culture. Some of the most exciting things happening in the world of food are happening right here. Like two blocks from where we live, and all over the country.
Mexico is now producing world-class wines, world-class chefs, and cooking schools, and world-class filmmakers and cinematographers (I still love cinema and technology!), and world-class artists in every discipline. There are outstanding universities that won’t destroy you financially because they are affordable. The largest, and one of the best in Mexico, the UNAM, is free! Want the “American” experience? Check out the UDLAP in Puebla, Mexico.
Then there are the beaches!
I could go on and on. And I will, as this blog continues to grow and evolve!
To start “xploring”, click HERE. This is my most requested blog post. I’m constantly updating it.
I’m always interested in connecting with folks who are interested in Mexico. My fellow Mexiologists!
I welcome corrections, ideas, stories, suggestions, etc.
You can reach me HERE.
I hope we meet someday! Salud! Frank