Day of the Dead – the Biggest Fiesta in México for Dead People

It was a balmy 86º November evening when I found myself slowly shuffling down the main street of Mérida, Yucatan...

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Published on Oct 9, 2019

Ernesto De La Cruz…Is Coco’s Infamous Singing Superstar For Real?

Ernesto De La Cruz stole my heart the first time I saw his big, sexy, latino, animated self in Pixar...

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Published on Aug 21, 2019

Quinceañeras…Combining Your 15th Birthday, Prom Night and Wedding Day!

Every single Saturday evening in any given town in México you will see a limousine full of teenagers dressed to...

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Published on Jul 3, 2019

Sombreros…Shading Muchachos for Over 500 Years!

I’ll be honest. I freaking loved Speedy Gonzales as a kid with that “Arriba, Arriba, Andale, Andale” shit! Little mouse...

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Published on Jun 20, 2019

La Lotería Ain’t Your Grandma’s Mexican Bingo!

I had seen those Mexican Bingo images everywhere. The Drunk, The Mermaid, The Crown, The Heart, etc. Cute and silly...

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Published on May 20, 2019

Cinco de Mayo, the USA Holiday Sponsored by Margaritas and Cerveza

Cinco de Mayo has always been an excellent excuse to get together with my friends in the Texas springtime to...

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Published on May 1, 2019

Dance of the Flyers and Birdmen vs. MayPoling and Pole Dancing

The Dance of the Flyers (Danza de los Voladores) is NOT MayPoling (or A-Holing, like I first thought). Okay, it’s...

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Published on Apr 22, 2019

What’s the Deal with these Badass Mariachis?

Mariachis are a combo of Western movie outlaws, Mexican folklore and a little bit of rock and roll with polka...

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Published on Mar 15, 2019

My Lucha Libre Experience – Laughing, Crying & Screaming

Before living in México, this is what I knew about Lucha Libre: Big dudes wore masks and...

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Published on Feb 13, 2019

My Story / The Actual History of Papel Picado Flags

So you’ve seen the movie “Coco” from Pixar, right? Aren’t the scenes of Miguel’s village...

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Published on Feb 12, 2019