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Warrior dead, Dia de Los Muertos
Oaxaca

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: A post mortem

Being in Mexico for Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, had been on my bucket list for such a long time that by the time we landed in Oaxaca for the festivities, I couldn’t quite believe it was going to happen.…

23 November, 2015
Purple house
Guanajuato

The colours of Guanajuato

Guanajuato is beautiful. It’s a picture-postcard city full of colonial buildings, open plazas and romance, all stitched together by a network of steep cobbled alleyways that pose a serious challenge to the elderly, the high-heeled, the unfit and the drunk (no comment). But it’s…

29 October, 2015
Cafe Santo
Grub & Graffiti Guanajuato

Sounds of Mexico: part 2 – Cinco Pesos Los Tamales

If you head across Guanajuato’s San Francisco square in the late afternoon and walk towards the Venetian-style bridge that arches across from Cafe Santo, you’ll have a good chance of hearing the ‘Cinco Pesos Los Tamales’ guy long before you see him. I didn’t really know what…

23 October, 2015
Carnitas
Grub & Graffiti Guanajuato

Carnitas Sunday: My kind of tradition

Of all the different traditions we’ve come across on our travels, Carnitas Sunday is the first one I’ve found that I can truly get behind. For the uninitiated, carnitas are slow-braised pork shoulders cooked in lard, herbs and their own juices, roasted in an oven and then pulled apart…

14 October, 2015