A photographic train journey through northern Mexico’s stunning network of six canyons. Straddling the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua, collectively these mountainous ravines are four times bigger than the Grand Canyon.
Kate writes a monthly column in Spanish for Mexico’s leading men’s magazine, Life&Style. Here’s what she had to say about Scotland’s big hitter Andy Murray.
This photo-gallery profiles a new eco-tourism project within Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ‘Experts say deforestation threatens the spectacular annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies from Canada and the US to forests north-west of Mexico City.
Indigenous politics rarely register on the Chilean national radar despite flourishing across the border in Bolivia. Provincial history teacher Gustavo Quilaqueo wants to change that by quitting the classroom to found the first political party representing Chile’s forgotten indigenous people. Kate Joynes-Burgess meets him in Temuco.
Among the Americas’ most celebrated colonial cities, competing openly with Chiapas’ San Cristobal de las Casas, Granada is an ideal base for exploring Nicaragua’s unique natural beauty. Kate Joynes-Burgess shares her discoveries.
The port of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico is finally developing a food scene. Kate Joynes-Burgess discovers three gastronomic offerings to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
Mexico is putting on a brave face as the United States’ financial crisis and global
economic difficulties challenge its beauty industry in both the mass and luxury markets.
Throughout Semana Santa (Holy Week), Iztapalapa, one of Mexico City’s poorest and most populous areas, takes this solemn pageantry to another level with street processions and an epic Passion Play.
Kate Joynes-Burgess travelled to Belize to experience the spellbinding Settlement Day festival showcasing Garifuna music and culture, brought to the world by musical mystic Andy Palacio. The published Spanish version is a eulogy for Palacio, reflecting on his legacy.
Dotted among the colonies of new developments Kate Joynes-Burgess discovered uncommon natural beauty, great gastronomy, stylish shops and delightful accommodation – from Bohemian luxury to complete blow-out – at Mexico’s newest beach destination.
Every year on 19 November, the Garifuna community, which accounts for just 6.6 percent of Belize’s bijou population of under 300,000, becomes the face of the Central American country as it prepares to commemorate Settlement Day. I witnessed the 2007 year’s celebrations in Dangriga Town, known as Belize’s capital of culture and a heartland of the Garifuna people.