I am in the colonial city of Oaxaca, and about to witness one of Mexico’s most bizarre festivals: La Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes). I don’t really know […]
*Article with more photos can be seen on MEXCONNECT. She is known by many names: The Mestiza Madonna; La Virgen Ranchera; The Empress of the Americas; Mystical Rose; the list […]
-A pod of spinner dolphins playing under our boat near Puerto Escondido, Mexico.- Since these dolphins were in Mexican waters, it made me think of this Gary Larson cartoon that […]
Well-known and loved within Mexico, and in particular her home area of Oaxaca, Lila Downs might be best known internationally for her role in the movie Frida, (although she holds […]
Interested to know what the connection is between the Virgin Mary and chia pets? Click on over to my article on Mexconnect to find out.
Most often used to refer to a witch in Spanish, the word ‘bruja’ has another less common meaning: it is also the name of an old-fashioned wick-style lamp, made from […]
Dia de la Samaritana (Good Samaritan’s Day) in Oaxaca, Mexico is a special day within the Lenten period where free ‘aguas’ are handed out on the main walking street. Mexican ‘aguas’, […]
February 2nd is Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas) in Mexico. Infant size images of the Baby Jesus are dressed in a variety of outfits and then taken to cathedrals to […]