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Zarela: Oaxaca 2014 in love again

Zarela: Oaxaca 2014 in love again

Pedro, me and the view taken  by www.lauriesmithphotos.com There are people who I can hardly wait to get off the telephone with, and others, whose company I enjoy immensely and  I  can never get enough of.  So I came up…

Villa Rica Seafood Restaurant in Veracruz

Villa Rica Seafood Restaurant in Veracruz

It was a cloudy day at Mocambo beach in El Puerto , light rain fell, mercifully relieving us of the scorching heat that usually prevails here, making our first  lunch in Veracruz even more pleasant.  We had an ocean-front table…

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12  is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The festivities begin around midnight with a serenade by groups of mariachis and other singers that is kicked off with Las Mananitas, the Mexican birthday song. The Virgin of Guadalupe has…

Oaxacan Tamales de Mole Amarillo

Oaxacan Tamales de Mole Amarillo

Since pre-Hispanic times, tamales have been the number one festive food. Everywhere in Mexico tamales are fiesta food — the equivalent of saying, “Let’s party!”

The Best Things I Ate in Guadalajara

The Best Things I Ate in Guadalajara

No matter where I go in the world, my first stop is always at the market.  A visit  there tells me much about the place–what there is to eat,  the local arts and crafts, and the general personality of the…

Semana Santa

Semana Santa

During Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico processions and passion plays take place all through the country, though different areas celebrate in different ways and certain communities have more elaborate celebrations. Those areas in Mexico where Holy Week is celebrated…