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The Quimera is a festival of arts and culture right here in my city of Metepec, Mexico. We saw great international music and dance acts, ate amazing homemade regional foods, and saw incredible crafts (jewelry, pots, clothing, everything) from Mexico and beyond. I loved it!
The picture is of Tania Libertad, a Peruvian singer we heard one night. 18 months ago
Spent Saturday at a finca (like a plantation) – it had a house, a guest house, a pool, a hot tub, a patio with many tables to eat, a soccer field, a tennis court, a playground, a campfire area, an artificial lagoon, and more. It was beautiful! 18 months ago
The Museo Iconografico de Don Quijote is housed in the colonial town of Guanajuato, which for whatever reason is truly obsessed with the Spanish classic. There are Quijote sculptures all over town, and a surprising number of works in the museum, including by Mario Orozco Rivera, a Mexican artist I love, and Salvador Dali! The one pictured here was one of my favorites. 20 months ago
We were in Guanajuato for the long weekend, and the town is incredibly hilly. We were staying in a ritzy hotel on top of town, so to get to the town center, the easiest way is to take the Funicular. The Funicular is two small train cars that run almost vertically. 20 months ago
An incredibly famous dish from Puebla that is only served this time of year. It is a chile pepper stuffed with ground meat, nuts, cheese, raisins, and some other things, and topped with cream and pomegranate seeds. It’s a patriotic symbol because it’s red, white, and green. (Also it was delicious!) 20 months ago
One of the Olmec heads currently on display at the National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec, DF. There is a LOT to see at this museum; in 3 hours we barely covered the Mayas, Aztecs, and Olmecs. 20 months ago
The main cathedral in Mexico City, in the main square (“Zocalo”). I took lots of pictures closer and inside, but none of them really do it justice, so I decided to post this picture, which is a side/back view of the cathedral in the setting sunlight, taken from the Templo Mayor. 21 months ago
The great Mexica temple in the center of Mexico City, formerly Tenochtitlan. 21 months ago
I went to a spectacular Shakira concert in the beautiful city of Puebla, but they wouldn’t let us bring cameras :( 22 months ago
Tenango is a cute little town, with a famous pineapple beverage, but the real treat is the beautiful ruins up on the hill. 22 months ago
The Museo Modelo de Ciencia e Industria is full of information and exhibits, mostly about the process of making beer and the history of beer. However, during my parents’ visit to Mexico we checked out the museum because my daddy is really into dinosaurs and there was a special exhibit and IMAX show about them. It was pretty cool! 22 months ago
This museum was worth going to just for the building. There was a lot of religious art, especially Baroque (I went crazy because I thought I saw a Caravaggio, but it was, of course, a copy). Religious art isn’t so much my thing, but on the second story we saw an AMAZING exhibit of Mario Orozco Rivera. If you’ve never heard of him, check him out. Spectacular! 22 months ago
Bar 2 de Abril, where you can taste the typical drink of my current city, Metepec, which is a bright green concoction called garañona. 22 months ago
Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico.
I know it’s not the best picture of us, but oh well :) 22 months ago
Nopales are parts of a certain cactus. They are commonly cut into strips and used in tacos, salads, etc. here in central Mexico, however, at this festival we tasted more creative things made from nopales: water ice, juice, cookies, breads, and pulque (an alcoholic drink made from a different type of cactus). Delicious! 22 months ago
was stolen! But I’m getting a new one in a few days, and pretty much immediately I’m heading to a nopales festival in Puebla. Stay tuned… 2 years ago
In San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Also here we tried cafe chiapaneco – organic Chiapas coffee with cinnamon served in an “olla” (ceramic mug) – and I honestly think it was the best coffee I ever had! 2 years ago
In Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. The zoo is very cool because it only has animals from the region. It has several in cages, and also several that just happen to live there. It’s full of gorgeous birds, frogs, snakes, crocodiles, and jaguars! The black jaguar was really badass :) 2 years ago
Maybe the coolest thing I’ve seen since coming here! Mayan ruins outside Palenque, Chiapas. 2 years ago
The mezcal (and everything else here) was fantastic! It’s called Corazon de Maguey, and it’s in Coyoacan, Mexico City. 2 years ago
Our guide in Palenque took us to a restricted part of the jungle, and the monkeys were NOT happy that we were in their territory. They shrieked, a loud, frightening, horrendous sound, and threw tons of fruit at us.
(Near Palenque, Chiapas.) 2 years ago
In San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. What could be cooler? 2 years ago
Spent a day on a friend’s grandmother’s ranch. It was way the hell in the middle of nowhere. I saw sheep, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and more. There was a lot of poop. 2 years ago
This picture is from the small town of San Jose Villa de Allende, near the border between the states of Mexico and Michoacan. There were women in traditional clothing, processions, and crafts made out of palms for sale outside the cathedral. Beautiful! 2 years ago
I’m a firm atheist, and I hope no more churches are built, anywhere, ever. But so many of the ones that already exist are gorgeous and I can’t resist seeing them when I travel. This church is in my new hometown, Metepec, and it was beautifully decorated with marigolds, bread, pineapples, and papel picado (that famous Mexican hanging cut paper). It was lovely! 2 years ago
I’ll spare you all the pictures of random animal parts that they sell and eat down here… I also have great market pictures of huge sacks of dried chiles, sweets, beautiful blankets, ridiculous dresses for children, and others. But for now I’ll leave you with this picture of fruit for sale in the market, with pinatas above – just so you know you’re in Mexico :) 2 years ago
and a million others just like it! (This one is in Cholula, Puebla.) 2 years ago