Favorite Pictures: Costumes

Costume 6Original post: Mexican Costumes for the Spring Equinox

Location: Pyramid at Xochitécatl, Tlaxcala

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Favorite Pictures: Micheladas

Who knew that beer would go so well with lime and salt?

Who knew that beer would go so well with lime and salt?

Original post: Micheladas in the Afternoon

Location: Tijuana, Baja California Norte

Favorite Pictures: Coatepec

mikesnotes is a big fan of color.

Mexico is full of color.

Original post: Colorful Coatepec

Location: Coatepec, Veracruz

Desert Life

Outside Oaxaca, the desert has more than just cacti….

Precipitated mineral salts cascade over a cliff face.

Precipitated mineral salts cascade over a cliff face.

Most of these pictures are from Hierve el Agua, a bubbling (but cold) mineral spring in the hills outside of the city.

México, D.F.

Driving the High Mexican Desert

The trip down to Oaxaca brought us through the high southern Mexican desert, a land of arid, thin soils and spectacular color contrasts.  Despite the desolation, one is never alone when there are so many cacti….

...and vistas of cacti-laden valleys

The tall cacti keep silent in the late afternoon sun.

These pictures are all taken from the toll road, highway 150, which leads from Tehuacán to Oaxaca… definitely worth a peek if you’re into desert pictures.

México, D.F.

In Pictures: Oaxaca

A month ago, mikesnotes took a trip to Oaxaca.  Closing in on a final month in Mexico, I wanted to post a few pictures from the archives….

View over the roofs of Oaxaca

A view over the roofs of Oaxaca

 

México, D.F.

(Yet Another) Creepy Clown

I’m not sure why, but clowns are really popular in Mexico.  (And on this blog, too, given how many people seem to search for pictures of clowns on the internet.)  On a Sunday afternoon in Xalapa, Veracruz, this one had attracted quite an audience.  

What would Octavio Paz have to say about Mexico's love of clowns?

What would Octavio Paz have to say about Mexico's love of clowns?

 

México, D.F.