It's been hot in Mexico City lately, which means it's the best time to buy nieves, or street-side ice cream or sorbet. A few days ago I found probably the best nieve I've never tasted, from a guy named Benny (that's him under the hat) who set up on calle Ramón Corona just a short...Read More
Grains of crystal
Sometime around 8,000 years ago, corn was first domesticated in the valley where I have the privilege of living. Botanists have determined that the valley of Oaxaca was the “cradle” of maize evolu…
Veracruz City travel
Explore Veracruz City holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Veracruz, like all great port cities, is an unholy mélange of grime, romance and melted-down cultures. Conceived in 1519 and due to celebrate its 500th birthday in 2019, this is Mexico’s oldest European-founded settlement. But usurped by subsequent inland cities, it’s neither the nation's most historic nor its most visually striking. Countless sackings by the French, Spanish and North Americans have siphoned off…
Baskets of Flowers Mexico
Beautiful ladies carry baskets of flowers on their heads. This is a familiar sight in the city of Oaxaca where parades and processions like this occur frequently. Happy Easter
This picture is one of the first ones I took of the street vendors in El Jardin in front of the Parrochia de San Miguel. It took me awhile to delete some of the people around her using Photoshop...