Tag Archives: Mexico

Catrina: The Dead Wear Prada

Catrina: The Dead Wear Prada

“Let’s go in here,” I said leading the friends who had come to visit me into a candy store in Guanajuato’s center.  There were two reasons for doing this.  First, it’s a candy store- as in free samples.  Second, it’s an opportunity to get familiar with one of Mexico’s iconic images – La Catrina. After wandering through […]

Elvis may be the King, But José is El Rey

Elvis may be the King, But José is El Rey

I loved watching the athletes of London Olympics, but as usual, found the sports announcers to be highly annoying.  There was one exception.  Wanting to bestow the title of King on the victorious Usain Bolt, John McEnroe asked him, “Have you heard of Elvis Presley.  He’s sort of like the Bob Marley of America,” he […]

A Large Canvas – Tips for Appreciating Mexican Muralism

A Large Canvas – Tips for Appreciating Mexican Muralism

Fabulous beaches, pre-Columbian ruins, fresh guacamole… one can think of so many reasons to visit Mexico.  Don’t forget the art.  During the first half of the last century, Mexico enjoyed one of the most vibrant art scenes in the world.  The legacy these artists left is in itself a compelling reason to go to Mexico.  […]

Don’t drink the water- Instead try a Michelada

Don’t drink the water- Instead try a Michelada

I know. I know.  You think Mexico is all about the margaritas.  I actually don’t see Mexicans having margaritas very often.  They prefer their tequila in shots or in a “paloma” (tequila and Squirt).  For better or worse, I happen not to like tequila.  Thinking that I did not appreciate the national drink was a […]