Home Grown Mexican Art

Posted December 28, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

The moment that I walk through the doorway of Colon #15 only a few blocks from San Cristóbal Zapotitlán’s central plaza, I realize that the Ostrich Ranch tour is about to be displaced as the high point of my trip with Mexican art. The house is unassuming, a stucco home not unlike many others on… Read more »

Christmas Trees in Mexico: a cultural invasion or Mexican tradition?

Posted December 16, 2012 by & filed under Mexico.

Geographic Travels, one of my very favorite Geography blogs, recently posted a photo of a Mexican Christmas Tree, accompanied by a short history claiming that the Christmas tree was first introduced into northern Mexico by German industrialists and others. That may be a popular notion, but the true history of Christmas trees in Mexico is… Read more »