Last month, I was lucky enough to be invited to a beautiful event by the Mexico Tourism Board in Chicago and there was a very special guest on hand: Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo.
Not only did Secretary Guevara talk about new tourism initiatives, but she also introduced a sneak preview to all the guests of the new documentary, “Mexico: The Royal Tour,” what looks to be an absolutely thrilling journey around Mexico with Peter Greenberg and one of the country’s most distinguished tour guides: President Felipe Calderón.
The trailer brought tears to my eyes when I recognized a few of the places I have been and made my heart ache for Mexico. Thankfully, my next trip is only one month away. The rest of the night was filled with traditional music, excellent food from Mexique and a gallery viewing of simply stunning photographs by world-renowned Spanish photojournalist, César Russ (who, coincidentally, has been living in Chicago since 2006). The photos are incredible and so vibrant, you feel as if you’re really there. The detail is just amazing—have a look for yourself: I took video as I walked through the gallery and captured some of my favorite photos up-close.
After the video presentation, I had the chance to speak with Secretary Guevara for a few minutes about tourism efforts, how online efforts are helping boost tourism and the Mexico Today program. As the only Mexico Today ambassador located in the Midwest, I was honored to represent my colleagues far and wide and was very proud when Secretary Guevara was able to mention some specific efforts within the program and that she was very pleased with the selection of ambassadors.
You can see the official trailer for the documentary below, and you can LIKE “Mexico: The Royal Tour” documentary on Facebook for more sneak peeks including video and photos.
The documentary will air in English on PBS on September 22 and on V-Me with Spanish-language subtitles beginning September 23. Check your local listings for dates and times to confirm.
A big thanks to the Mexico Tourism Board office in Chicago and Midwest Director Rodrigo Esponda for inviting me to share in this very special event.
- What are you most excited to see in the documentary or where do you hope they’ll visit?
Sounds like a great event! You look great in the picture!
Carrie at TikiTikiBlog! says
M, thanks for the heads up on the documentary. It sounds great.
Ana L. Flores says
Can not wait to watch the full show. We got to see this trailer during the Mexico Today kick off event in Oaxaca and we all got chills and teary eyed!
Presley's Pantry says
I am dying to see the documentary. My heart aches for Mexico as well….. Just don’t know when I’ll be there again.
Great post Maura ! Can’t wait to see the final documentary! 🙂
vianney/sweet life says
I have heard so much about this documentary, the local new has been buzzing about the President taking time to represent Mexico. Thanks for the reminder I am setting my dvr.
I’ll make sure to watch the documentary but I’m so glad you were able to have the experience meeting someone in that position. I’m passionate about Mexico, too and going this Friday!! woot!
Hey just wanted to say I love this site and it’s all because of Laura at GO MEXICO GUIDE who posted a link to you on FB.
Thanks for being here but I gotta run… starving now! :-/
Aurelia @ PowerfulLatinas says
Will definitely keep an eye out for showtimes in my area and share with others! Not sure what I’m looking forward to seeing most. I’m excited to see it all. 🙂
What a great opportunity, Maura! I can’t wait to watch that new documentary.