There are dead children in Oaxaca. Hundreds of them. They hold parades, hang out on street corners, and run wild in cemeteries. These little ghouls are coming to get you. They are adorable! Of course these kids aren’t dead dead. … Continue reading Children of the Dead
Kongo took the redeye to Oaxaca City (pronounced wa-HAH-ka) last night to this beautiful southwestern part of Mexico after connecting through Mexico City. He arrived about 8 in the morning and since his hotel room wasn’t going to be ready … Continue reading The Dead Streets of Oaxaca
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Path. Above a pier path leads into the ocean at a resort in Cancun, Mexico. See more end of year paths at the Challenge Website. If you’re walking down the right path and you’re … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Path
In downtown Los Angeles, not far from the towering skyscrapers and iconic city administration building is a small, out of the way pocket of Old Mexico known as Olivera Street. If you’re running short of curios for your next Cinco de Mayo party or just need to stock up on Día de Muertos costumes, you need to head to Olivera Street. It’s also a wonderful excursion and opportunity to learn about the history of this behemoth city on the West Coast.
On Monday Kongo visited some cenotes in the middle of the Yucatan peninsula. Cenotes (pronounced SIN-oh-te) are sink holes where the limestone crust of the earth has collapsed to uncover the fresh groundwater below. They are all over the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and are quite beautiful. Continue reading “Cenotes and Valladolid”