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Guanajuato – Vertical City

Guanajuato – Vertical City

No towers or sky-scrapers loom above.  I know of no elevators and can’t think of a building that has more than five floors.  Yet I live in a vertical city.  Guanajuato spills colorfully down the sides of a canyon.  The streets, “callejones” wind up and down with labyrinth-like unpredictability.  It’s beautiful, enticing and sometimes challenging. […]

Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Good Grapes I got an email from a friend wishing me “good grapes”.  She and I had spent New Years together once and were each served a wide-rimmed glass of champagne with twelve grapes floating in it.  “It’s a tradition from Spain,” they told us. “Think of a wish for each grape. Then eat them […]

Three Days of Independence

Three Days of Independence

I was home from the ceremony by midnight, but could still here the blaring ranchero music when I drifted off to sleep around two.  I had expected it to be a loud night and didn’t really mind.  It’s not every day you turn two-hundred.  This was the culmination for me, having traveled through North America […]