Apr 30, 2017

Glimpses, Vignettes or Cameos in Not So Nosy Mexico

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful,
an endless prospect of magic and wonder.

Ansel Adams

Florist stand in San Miguel de Allende
Leisurely walking to the historic and elaborate maze-like market the other morning it was amusing to merely people-watch, taking in the Mexican way of life little by little.  To be surprised by small things all too familiar to them but not so to us. 

Apr 29, 2017

Historic to Pre-Historic or Villa to Museum in Lovely Mérida

There are people who have money
and people who are rich.

Coco Chanel

Peacock or ‘Pavo Real' (Royal Turkey in Spanish).  Backyard strut…
As perhaps the longest inhabited cities in the Americas, and formally called T’ho (Place of five hills or temples) by the Mayas, Mérida boasts a lot of history.  At its peak, and for a brief moment thanks to sisal, Mérida had more millionaires than any other city in the world! 

Apr 28, 2017

Monkeys, Witches, Wizards, Ancient Civilization

A true relationship is someone who accepts your past,
supports your present,
loves you and encourages your future.

Unknown


Reina in her simple kitchen.  Still cooking with wood.
We debated coming to Lake Catemaco.  It seemed too far off main or maintained roads.  With only a small overloaded car we weren’t sure it was prudent.  Nonetheless we went, reminding ourselves that the best and most genuine adventures we experience are usually in remote, hard to find or access places. 

Apr 21, 2017

Pink Lakes, Blue Lagoon, Yellow City – Why not, Easter is in the Air

No winter lasts forever;
no spring skips its turn.

Hal Borland

Front stairway to Franciscan San Antonio de Padua Convent - Izamal
For hours, I read about yellow, trying to figure out why so many structures, especially churches, are painted this egg yolk yellow in the Yucatán Peninsula.  I have come up with nothing decisive.  Anyone who can enlighten me further is welcome to add a comment below.

Apr 19, 2017

El Tajin – Thunder or Lightning?

Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.

Jon Sinclair

People of the Corn - Mexicans
This archeological site is so well-known that the license plate of the state where it is located, Veracruz, has its famous silhouette depicted on it.