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Mezcala, Jalisco, Mexico
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Grocery Store in Mezcala, Jalisco

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....

A brother and sister improvise and play in a puddle with boats they made out of fallen leaves after a brief afternoon thunderstorm hit the plaza in Ajijic, Mexico. One of the qualities that separates many kids who live in a place like the United States from, say, a place like Mexico is the ability, and at times the necessity, of creating games out of practical everyday items or found objects, such as pesos, rocks or these leaf boats, as shown in the photo.
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Rain Toys

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...

Los Parachicos
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Los Parachicos of Chiapas, Mexico

The Parachico is a tradition of Mexican dance and costume that originates from a very specific part of Chiapas — Chiapas, which in turn is a very specific part of Mexico, different even from the very different Oaxaca just to the north. The dancers wear masks...

Horses graze on the shoreline of Lake Chapala, Mexico
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Horses Grazing on Lake Chapala

Caught this scene while standing on the bus going to the Fiesta of Lourdes in Chapala the other day. Got off and ran back to take some photos before the scheduled start of the fiesta. Which started right on time! Not sure if I have...

January Evening Rain
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January Evening Rain

Rain in central Mexico during the dry season, between November and May, is not common, but not impossible. When it comes, it often doesn’t last for long, serving only to wash some of the dust off the streets and tempt the locusts into singing in...