Recommended Reading for a Trip to Mexico

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Mexican literature:

Politics and history:

Lit. by gringos:


Lonely Planet is the standard for guidebooks – not perfect, but undeniably useful:

And I must recommend my guidebooks to Mexico:

Study Spanish:

Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish is the best book I’ve seen that teaches all the complicated necessities of Spanish grammar:

Communicating in Spanish is a good guide to get you started speaking Spanish:

Of course, you´ll have to do some plain ol´ exercises:

Contemporary Latin American Literature is an overview of important writers with their poems, short stories, and novel excerpts.

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About Ted Campbell

U.S./Canadian writer, translator and professor in Mexico. Travel stories and practical tips on my blog No Hay Bronca: // Twitter: @NoHayBroncaBlog // Contact: nohaybroncablog (at)

Posted on December 18, 2014, in Mexico, Reading material, Travel in Mexico and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Awesome list of resources! Isn’t Toluca where the Three Amigos Summit is going to be held next month?

  2. Reblogged this on utahgypsy and commented:
    Some excellent links to information on visiting Mexico…

  3. Thanks for the resources! My dream is to see the Central America (from Mexico till Panama) and Latin America at different times. I will definitely check more of these and wish you the best luck with your publishing journey!

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