El Sabor de Mexico

One of the most incredible things about Mexico is its food, and sampling the local cuisine is always a treat. You won’t find it, however, in the larger restaurants that cater to the tourists. Watch where the locals eat, and that’s usually where you will find the best flavors – el sabor mas mejor. In…

A Little Prayer Never Hurts

As anyone who has ever ridden in a Mexican bus or taxi can attest, the drivers only know one speed – muy rapido. Probably explains the crucifix hanging in every taxi and bus. The narrow, steep, and twisting streets of Guanajuato don’t slow them down in the least, and Guanajuato also provides an additional bit…

Los Rico y Los Pobres

Yesterday I spent some time wandering around Guanajuato and familiarizing myself with its many narrow twisting streets, but two places that I visited made Mexico’s historical dichotomy between rich and poor extremely apparent. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuto is located off the Plaza de la Paz, and its numerous murals, chandeliers, and statues…

Work Never Stops

Guanajuato is known for its narrow streets and alleys. After a long bus ride down through Mexico, I arrived in town and took a taxi to my lodgings for the week at Casa Lucy – that little gray speck way up top. Well, I almost arrived. A construction crew was working on a new installation…

Homemade Ice Cream

Friday afternoons in the summer usually find some local food purveyors setting up shop on the porch in the Ghost Town – the alternate location for buying local when the Community Garden Farmers Market is not in session. Depending on what’s in season or what someone feels like making that week, you could find anything…

To Zoom or Not

Lugging heavy bags through bus stations and airports, or God forbid that I have to hoof it a long distance from the taxi stop to my local accommodations with an overstuffed duffel bag banging my legs at every step, is one of my worst nightmares. So, travel light and carry a backpack – that’s my…

The Mansion

The Perry Mansion sits on a hill overlooking the Terlingua Ghost Town and has fascinated me since the first time I saw it.  Built in 1906 by Howard E. Perry, the absentee owner of the Chisos Mining Company, it looked down upon his mining holdings – a symbol to his workers of his wealth and…