on the edge of the Western frontier, New Mexico now offers big-city
accommodations while still holding tight to its unique mix of
cultures and heritage.
Albuquerque and Santa Fe are emerging as top business and tourist
destinations, as they are complete with abundant hotel and conference
space and many historical and cultural attractions. Whether
you travel to New Mexico on business or pleasure, you'll love
the amazing scenery -- the state has Rocky Mountain ranges in
the north, desert in the south, portions of the Great Plains
to the east, spectacular canyons to the west and the Rio Grande,
which runs right through the center of the state.
sure to sample the tasty, usually spicy cuisine while visiting
New Mexico. Although it's mistakenly referred to as "Mexican
food" or "Tex-Mex," the Southwestern dishes are
actually the result of the blending of Indian and Hispanic cultures.
Enjoy...and watch out for those extra-spicy chile peppers!
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through the spicy mix that makes New Mexico so much fun - read
about the local style, the delicious multi-cultural food and
the ancient, complex Hispanic culture and rich southwestern
legends. Do all this and make plans for your next trip to New
Mexico with the help of the New Mexico
Tourism website. ww.newmexico.org
help with all things Santa Fe, check out The Santa Fe Site
The Complete Santa Fe Experience. Lodging, Dining, Arts and
Adventure. Their mission is to help you have the most fulfilling
experience when visiting Santa Fe. www.thesantafesite.com
When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they found permanent
mud-brick settlements all along the Rio Grande and near other
state's waterways. They called them "pueblos," after
the villages they had left behind, and dedicated each one
to a saint, who then became the village patron. For the most
part, the Pueblo people accepted their strange, new neighbors.
But over the years, resistance to Spanish attempts at religious
and cultural oppression simmered until it finally ignited
in the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, the only successful revolt
ever waged in the Americas against the Spanish presence.