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 […]

Unknown Mexico: Muyil

Dear Reader, Exploring Mexico, and more precisely Yucatán and Quintana-Roo, normally means beating  a very crowded path filled with utterly touristic places and therefore hordes of tourists. And this goes for archeological sites as as well beaches. So, dear Reader, if you do come to Mexico looking for […]

Illegal Gold Mining

Dear Reader, Our Stanito’s correspondents from Colombia sent us a photo of what illegal gold mining looks like. Our source tells us that close to 80% of all the gold produced in Colombia comes from illegal miners. Colombia has also one of the highest rates of mercury contamination […]

Colours of Managua

Dear Reader, So much to tell about this remarkable and peculiar country. In the meantime, here’s a glance of what the centre of Managua by night, particularly its colours. There is a lot you need to know about Nicaragua and especially about its politicians. Rumor has it Mrs. […]

Up in the Air: Mexico City

Dear Reader, After some thinking I decided to dedicate a whole new category to those photos I take from airplanes. I cannot deny the beauty that some places have from up in the air even when I’m using a simple smartphone. Today is again Mexico City. Vibrant, stunning […]