Monday, 18 January 2016

Chihuahua City and Hemosillo

Selena travels to the northern cities of Chihuahua City and Hermosillo in her quest to find true love. Chihuahua City is the capital and biggest city of the Northwestern Mexican state of Chihuahua.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_City
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDBKXEKheo

She tours the Museum of Pancho Villa
www.youtube.com/watch?v=npec-SkFHWU

and watches his statue
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIaC4n8OA5c
She visits the corpse bride
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9bE5rpgri4

A great singer from Chihuahua is
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2x_DII3W0


Hermosillo is the capital and biggest city of the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermosillo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQQjy00hjP0

A great singer from Hermosillo is Yuridia
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt1DAfbDXus

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Acapulco and Veracruz City

Selena's journey takes her to west coast and the east coast of Mexico. She travels from Mexico City to Acapulco on the four-lane lane highway Autopista del Sol.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSqD3jcdW9M

She arrive to Acapulco, in Guerrro state, one of Mexico most popular resort town,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acapulco
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QyLjwMcHB0

She watches the cliff diving
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSxWRHUwIV4
Her mother likes this singer from Guerrero
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TuCU6dHk8Y

She travels to Veracruz City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veracruz_city
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvyBo6nbZGw

She drinks coffee in this famous place
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNiyElCcP7o

Famous singers from Veracruz are Yuri
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSUJTUImSP8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_LIFoRVCeI
and Natalia Lafourcade was born in the Veracruz state
www.youtube.com/watch?v=410cZw2YI0g

And the actress and film director, Salma Hayek, was born in the state of Veracruz.
www.imdb.com/name/nm0000161/

Selena end her visit in Xalapa, the capital of Vercruz, to see the Omlec head in their Museum
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIzhTR68RfA

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Guadalajara

Selena and her group travel to Guadalajara, the second biggest city in Mexico. It's often described as the most Mexican city in the country. Welcome to Guadalajara
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalajara
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqndi9lv0cM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk61u-YH3Nw


They visit the Catedral
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs8SQMuGQOs
and Plaza Tapatia
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mb1BS6L1gE
 
The Mariachis first appear in Guadalajara
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CJWkffyKXE
and beautiful song with Mariachis
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO2vETJRq5U

and the city gave Mexico the sombrero, the famous wide-brimmed hat
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYwqjCj6kgc

In November/December the city hosts the largest book fair in Latin America
www.fil.com.mx
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJxnEr5AkM

Not far from Guadalajara they have the plants for making the Tequila
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDAOST4cGVw

Famous bands from Guadalajara are Sandoval
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOBvD161JUA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ut21XzoWNg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6f0uFeYYwU
and Mana
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyC8dy8qST8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pkWeWDn25I
and the actress and singer Ximena Sarinana
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnCQlCqjvqo
and the rapper C-Kan
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD4zxx-Ep64
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnmxXa9jx8



The actor Gael Garcia Benel and the film director Guillermo del Toro were born in this city.

From Guadalajara Selena and her group travel east to Leon to attend the annual Balloon Festival
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF_u-HvFCyA

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Manzanillo and Puerta Vallarta

Mexico is famous for its beautiful towns on the Pacific Ocean. On her journey to find love Selena travels to these two resorts.

Welcome to Manzanillo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzanillo,_Colima
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSBO-kfX0VE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0cKNokyGmM
Manzanillo is the busiest port in Mexico
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekSe1Cf5m0

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Vallarta
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gq6X9ppmcc
and its Malecon, the boardwalk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFKPBeu4KZU
with the boy on the seahorse statue
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQVRC9ilH90
and the mermaid statue
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5Vm1IL7Ic


And here are more songs.  Selena's younger brother is in love with Josenid from Panama, as we find out at the end of the story.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg6fRSS6FcU
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pX7Cq5N7GA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF2mMIgn1iw

While Selena doesn't visit the state of Sinaloa, some of its singers are in the story, like Sheyla with her powerful voice. She is also an actress in Telenovas, that Selena's mother and brother like to watch on TV.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rHSq4R7Mk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL4XwNP71yc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoU0rGDTov4
She is also an actress in Telenovas, whoch Selena's mother and brother like to watch. Here she is in Rafaela at 19.25-21.1 and 22.45-23.2 and 33.1-33.4 playing the nurse.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-vKgnBCwYM
www.telenovelas.hu/nagykepek3/Sheyla%20Tadeo/a9.jpg

Selena likes the bandas from Sinaloa
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR5f59K8R5w
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_SefZbb8w
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WHh7gMJqV4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3IOdw5IowM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQWOAjSffHI

Paying tribute to a singer who died too early
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvPd26IACUs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFNmwH93gew
and to the Mexican-American Jenni Rivera
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVcy_lMClA0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAbUnmDKX1o

And ending with Rocio Durcal from Spain
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0JWW5AY6UQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkMTnrK8Kk


Mexico was under the rule of Spain for 290 years, so the two countires and their music are connected.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Mexico City

Mexico City appears in a few chapters in my novel. Some say it's the biggest city in the world with 30 million people. About a quarter of the people of Mexico live in the capital city of Mexico. It's one of the ancient cities in the world, used to be called Tenochtitlan. Welcome to Mexico City
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico_city
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9TdbcL_9lk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAK_uw6RCwU
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3raj0J6iDJc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDBKvwaMavc

Selena hopes to study at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), the best university in Latin America
www.unam.mx/acercaunam/en/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA1Le1hjlms
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKDb_vA847Q

She visited the National Museum of Anthropology
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fldeoMd8pCM

and the Palace of Fine Arts & Statue of Independence.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNg2tQS3HA4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcCb0u8tAjs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzHcaNyhV2s

Mexico's tallest building, Torre Mayor & Bolsa Mexicana
www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8QNCCgionM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG2k4gTBdZ0

Floating Gardens
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovs-LJTXBTw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJNygP28_0k

Food in Mexico City
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzpGiYAA4oE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5nRMz1pCuE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu6txiOhDb0

She prayed in the famous religious place in northern Mexico City
www.youtube.co/watch?v=gHCNLFr3mpA
and the famous song about it
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt-tVJMx2Gs

Bands and singers from  Mexico City are Zoe, alternative psychedelic band
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJqlA_HTEU8
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHev-8Z2nHM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU0LljxpHIk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmiyA5kg6eI

Rio Roma, Latin pop duo who are brothers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X3PPuF_yOE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jirj0OjI-M

rock bands like Camila, Cafe Tacuba & DLD
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xftFxCYQTdk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=biUYbAk-S1w
www.youtube.com./watch?v=98Akpf1ph2o
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dapgfO59ar8

RBD & their Maite Perroni
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJcVokANJk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2fU28Pehdc

Hello Seahorse and Danna Paola
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNDlwHW92OY
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgOAfK7RJ20
 
Jesse & Joy, brother and sister pop duo, and Julissa
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2hM9CLAMu4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftK4NTrSbEw

Thalia and Edith Marquez
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kanyeO5uoNo
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0wxSToBznA
Sasha Sokol
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_7lbza6cUA
and Lucero
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO2vETJRq5U
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAGNlkPLGvA

Juan Gabriel
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O4CLgXvbjU
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPRXDLfzkeg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5Bo4YdgH4
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Fjtp51kdU

And Jose Jose with his romantic ballads
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRwOqQ6xvsg

Pop bands: Sentidos Opuestos,  OV7, Kabah