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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
My Lucha Libre Experience – Laughing, Crying & Screaming
Before living in México, this is what I knew about Lucha Libre: Big dudes wore masks and...Read more
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...Read more