Punts and pints on a Mexican canal

Before the Spanish turned up in the Americas, the area surrounding what is now known as Mexico City was an expansive lake. The Aztecs had already started establishing a canal system, and most of the lake was filled in over time by the new settlers. What remains is part of the…

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Not Halloween

Here's the thing. One of Mexico's most revered celebrations, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), is not the same as Halloween. Yes, the Mexican religious festival does happen to coincide with the more commercial period of Halloween but in fact that is where any similarity ends. Apparently in the…

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Street art of San Miguel de Allende

Isn't it sometimes the way, when at the end of doing something you find out there was a different or better way. Our Aussie friends and fellow house sitters, Glenn & Jacqueline Lamb, were staying in San Miguel de Allende at the same time as us and so we were…

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Day of the Dead in Patzcuaro

When we decided to travel around Mexico I was especially excited at the prospect of experiencing Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in early November.Our good friends Andrew & Christopher had asked us to join them in Patzcuaro, regarded as being one of the few remaining traditional Mexican villages…

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mixing with royalty @ 60

An unexpected joy for us in Mexico was to spend a few days in the tiny village of Macheros, home to around 400 folk, and gateway to the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Each year, around October, millions of Monarch butterflies leave the cold of North American Fall to make…

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