I met a ghost from my past at Comanjilla, Silao, Guanajuato. I hadn’t expected her. Some Mexican towns like Real de Catorce, SLP and Guanajuato, GTO. have more ghosts than living souls. Comanjilla is not a particularly psychic destination. But I figured, if a ghost took the trouble to visit, I should be accommodating and … Read moreComanjilla – Ghost In The Waters
Day of Dead Celebrations in Alternatives To Well-known Destinations Most of us know about the Día de los Muertos festivities in Mexico. Just in case any readers are still trying to crawl out of the 60’s (the decade, not their age), this is not a “Deadhead” gathering of fans of the Grateful Dead. The festivities … Read moreDay of Dead Alternative Towns
Don’t be embarrassed if you read the title and said, “Where the heck is Calvillo?” I’ll admit that the all-knowing, all-seeing “Mexico” Mike wasn’t familiar with Calvillo, in the center of the state of Aguascalientes either. I vaguely remember driving through it years ago while on the hunt for hot water, oddly enough in a … Read moreOn the Spa Trail – Yolihuani, Calvillo, Aguascalientes
There are 111 official Pueblos Mágicos (Magic Towns) in Mexico – or 120 – or 106 – or somewhere in-between, depending on when you read this. I’ll stop there as my rudimentary math skills give rudimentary a bad name. Magic towns are like rabbits in a magic hat – now you see ‘em, now you … Read morePueblos Mágicos – or Are They?
They Aren’t Pictures – They Are Symphonies While plodding through cataloging and culling images in Lightroom, every once in a while magic reaches out from the screen and grabs me by the heart. It’s sweet agony, feeling the emotions flood around me, wraiths and angels dancing like mayflies around my head. Invariably, I remember the … Read moreMe Strong Like Bull. Me Photographer.
This is old news. The ban was reinstated in 2017.Now (2019) some people tell me they can get permits online for larger vehicles. The rule that forbade vehicles with a GVWR > 7,700 pounds was lifted in November, 2016. Now all you truck camper comrades and dually dogs can once again traipse though Mexico. Welcome … Read moreTIPS – Vehicle Permits