Category: Mexico

Sinking Buildings: a curse or consequence?

Dear Reader, Mexico City could have an entire collection of strange facts and curiosities. Here is one. Sinking buildings are a curious phenomenon occurring in Mexico City affecting mainly Hispanic churches. The ground is slowly giving up as most of these buildings were erected on an already built […]

The Witchy Sonora Market

Dear Reader, Are you superstitious? Do you think you are followed by bad luck? Do you suspect your neighbour is trying to poison you? Harbouring revenge over your cheating wife or husband? Then this is the right place for you then: travel with me to one of the creepiest sides of […]

Chiapas, the forgotten state

Dear Reader, One can never generalise about cultures and countries in general. Least of all those countries with such diversities as Mexico. Mexico is BIG and ethnically very diverse. Migrants from distant lands and the already existing indigenous communities inhabit this country. In fact, the second article of the […]

Natural Christmas Tree

Dear Reader, Nature can surprise us with its multiple formations. And coincidentally at Christmas time the Cañón del Sumidero surprised me by presenting me with a huge natural tree up on a cliff face.  Pay particular attention to the thick hanging moss formation that stands out

Photo of the Day: Balloons

Dear Reader, In 1842, Don Benito Leon Acosta and Rubí de Celis, born in Guanajuato, managed to take off in a hot air balloon made by him. It was the first time an aircraft ever flew over Mexico. Balloons have ever since become a colourful and picturesque attractions […]

Unknown Mexico: Colourful Michoacan

Dear Reader, I truly find that real Mexico is found only in few places. I say this because this country tends to be stereotyped and often confused to what spring-breakers look for every year. Don’t fall for that trap, my dear Reader, for you’re looking for authentic and […]

The Day of the Dead in Mexican Style

Dear Reader, Have you met Catrina? no?! This is her: Catrina is a tall, elegantly attired female skeleton sporting an extravagantly plumed hat. She is the creation of print maker José Guadalupe Posada, dated back in 1910, a time where calaveras (Spanish for ‘skulls’) images were wielded as political […]