Being with family for the holidays is always a special, largely food-filled time. I’ve finally found the appropriate clock for telling holiday time.
… wonderful bread from the best bakery in town that I get to take on a visit to see friends.
…is good coffee, first thing in the morning. Donuts don’t hurt either, but aren’t required.
Walking around town this year, I think that the Day of the Dead altars are still beautiful and well-crafted, but they seem smaller or less elaborate. To separate this year’s photos from last year’s, I’m more focused on the marigolds. These are the traditional flowers use to honor the dead and are used on the […]
This weekend is Mexican Independence Day, and the traditional food around this time is a dish called chiles en nogada consisting of stuffed poblano chiles with a cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. So, the colors of the Mexican flag are clearly represented. It’s quite rich, but I have played around with my own versions a […]
And get to editing. Back from the Yucatan and Quintana Roo and feeling relief from the heat and humidity. Sometimes a week can feel like a nice long time. Lots of amazing birds, sights, food, and time with my guy help. As if the flamingos aren’t teasing enough, the route we took: [mappress mapid=”11″]
We don’t look that much alike, or I still just don’t see it. ;) Awesome photo credit to Steve L. Find him here.
Last year’s Easter week was in town during training and I kept myself occupied exploring the cultural side of the festivities in a very Catholic country. So, I didn’t feel the need to do that again, and I was hoping for a climbing trip. I was feeling frustrated that everyone seemed to have exciting plans […]
Just like the monarchs returning to Mexico in Winter, some things areÂ seasonallyÂ determined, like a Ticino bouldering session if the weather allowsÂ in December. Until the cloudsÂ dissipatedÂ and the full sun came out there was less activity to be seen, but also like with the monarchs, the activity level really picked up once things warmed up a bit. […]
A couple of weeks ago I went to the market to do my normal shopping and I went in a side door. When I came out through the main door however I stumbled into a baffling array of mosses, small wooden houses, and even smaller plastic animals. Â Probably due to the fact that I’m not […]
It just doesn’t have the same ring to it though. However, discussing Thanksgiving during my Spanish conversation group this week, we stumbled upon what the day is really about. Sure, there are the parts about sharing the bounty of the harvest, but the really lasting effects were the knowledge transfer and capacity building from the […]
It boggles the mind how much better sugar and chocolate can get, but make them into amazing skulls and other decorations and there you have it. The ofrendas, or offerings for the day of the dead altars can be pictures, food, flowers, and many symbolic items. The pictures that I took, mostly in the markets, […]