Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mexico Today

"Como una mirada hecha en Sonora
Vestida con el mar de Cozumel
Con el color del sol por todo el cuerpo
Asi se lleva Mexico en la piel"-- Luis Miguel "Mexico en la Piel"

"Like a look made in Sonora
Dressed in the sea of Cozumel
With the colour of the sun all over the body
So Mexico is carried in the skin"-- translation by Canucka

"El Sol de Mexico", the singer Luis Miguel, never fails to give me goosebumps with "Mexico en la Piel". I DO feel Mexico in my skin and am proud to be "Casi Mexicana" and to have a son "Hecho en Mexico". So when I received an invitation to be part of a new initiative in promoting Mexico, I was eager to get on board.

"Mexico Today, in association with Marca País – Imagen de México, is a joint public and private sector initiative designed to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and an unrivaled tourist destination. This program is designed to shine a light on the Mexico that its people experience every day".

I've spent the last month in communication with the PR firm and the more I learn about the project, the more excited I become. We're just getting rolling now and next week I'll be traveling to Oaxaca to meet all the contributors and community managers involved. The list of participants is incredible, the best of the best in Mexico writers, I am humbled and honoured to be included! The people behind Mexconnect, Mexico Premier, The Mexico Report, Spanglish Baby, Mexico Cooks, Countdown to Mexico, Midwesterner in Mexico and Gringation's blog, to name but a few, will bring their expertise and passion to the "Mexico Today" team. How did I get so lucky?

I am so looking forward to meeting everyone involved and I am really pumped to visit Oaxaca! I have many friends who know Oaxaca well and they keep sending me suggestions for the things I need to see (and eat and eat and eat). It's too bad I am only there for a weekend and will only see a small portion of all there is in Oaxaca, but I know my time there will be full of new experiences and flavours in addition to new friends. I think I am going to need an extra memory card for the camera and perhaps one for my brain as I try to soak it all in. I will probably need to loosen my belt a bit too, Oaxaca is a culinary heaven and I may just come back with a few extra kilos on me.

As we launch the project, I invite all of you who love Mexico to join the Facebook page and follow along on Twitter. This is a paid position for me, I do want to be clear about that, but it's also an opportunity for me to share my love and my passion for Mexico, all opinions expressed are my own. I am a very fortunate lady. Join us and spread the love and feeling of "Mexico en la Piel".


Steve Cotton said...

I am with you -- it is one of my favorite tunes about Mexico. If just a bit touristy.

Nancy said...


I've always loved the way you write and I think you are going to do a fabulous job for Mexico Today. You are always so enthusiastic and whenever you visit somewhere I feel like I've gone with you. PLUS it is going to be a lot of fun, I think...Congrats amiga!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to hang out in Oaxaca with the whole crew! You're so perfect for this job :)

craig said...

I agree "Mexico en la piel" is quite powerful, and I feel very similar when I hear Luis myself.

I look forward to meeting in Oaxaca.

stay adventurous, Craig

KfromMichigan said...

You will do a wonderful job and they are very lucky to have such a fine person! Have a great time in Oaxaca. Can't wait to see all the pics and the stories you will write about. Enjoy Amiga!

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