The Carnaval celebrations in Ajijic, Mexico, last for six days and feature some of the town's most colorful characters, the masked zayacas. Nearby Chapala celebrates Carnaval for nearly two entire weeks, but as the events there are organized by the local government, it ends up being used more as a...
Being the largest lake in Mexico, the views around Lake Chapala are vast expanses of water and sky. In the stormy, wet season of summer, clouds often interrupt the endless azure, but from fall through spring the skies are usually clear and the lake still. Using a special opaque filter,...
https://youtu.be/xXJYxPntIdY VIDEO: Watch this short video of the guelaguetza performance in Chapala, Jalisco. Oaxaca's guelaguetza is a cultural dance and music event that takes place each July in Oaxaca City. The two performances bring together dancers from Oaxaca's eight regions and the hyper-localized traditional dress and customs of its 560 municipalities....
For many Mexican girls, their fifteenth birthday celebration, or fiesta de quince años, is the highlight of their teenage years. Sometimes these fiestas are planned years in advance and can cost hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the family. It's kind of like a mix between a Jewish...
It was time. After a year with an embedded, cookie-cutter shopping cart from Fine Art America, I needed a better way to sell prints online. Now you have it. I'm happy to announce that I'm now taking orders both here in Mexico as well as abroad. If your order is...
Mother's Day in Mexico is probably not like what you're used to wherever you come from. In Mexico, it always falls on May 10 and here in Jalisco, it's sometimes celebrated with games in the community bullrings. Certainly, not everyone observes Mother's Day like this, but as seen by the filled...
I don't often make it out to the small town of Mezcala, about 20 minutes west of Chapala. But when I do, I'm always glad I went. Everything there is tranquil and still, the kind of stillness in which the hours never seem to pass. But everywhere (everywhere) there are...
These two siblings were playing in a puddle after a summer afternoon rain shower. They'd found some fallen leaves and fashioned them into boats while their parents were busy teaching a class about Aztec dance. Which seems like a better way to grow up: heads buried in their Silicon Valley-lifestyle...
Carnaval is celebrated all over Latin America and Mexican pueblos are no exception. Fiestas go on up and down the north shore of Lake Chapala and the town of Chapala is fairly well-known for its Fat Tuesday celebrations. Ajijic has its own traditions, such as its zayacas, who come out in...

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Aztec Dancers during a procession for Our Lady of the Rosary in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico