Thursday, June 14, 2007
There is always some cultural, musical, or artistic happening in this city.
Here is video of these dancers enjoying the state orchestra playing in the Plaza Independencia, everyone was having a wonderful time!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
This city has a crew of the most detailed aware and conscientious street cleaners imaginable. They even pick out the tiniest bit of trash from the landscaped trees and flowers. Each morning they wash and rinse the streets, and this is in addition to each shopkeeper who keeps the space in front of his store clean and also washes down the sidewalk each day. But even more than this there is a consciousness that garbage is a blot on the beauty of the landscape.
I have always eaten extremely well in
Thursday, May 31, 2007
there was an orchestra that combined traditional instruments with Mexican/Caribbean instruments and a dance group with dances from all over Mexico(the dancer is balencing a glass of water on her head, this is part of a dance from Veracruz)
Having just come down from the Sierra Gorda, I was pleased to find that there was a celebration going on in Queretaro with people from the towns in the Sierra Gorda. There was food, artisianas, music and plays all to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of the Bio Reserve to Mexico and the world.
Video of the dancers! /short clips from google video
Traditional Jalisco dance
Traditional dance from Veracurz
the semi desert , ocotillo and cactus
The bus ride from Xilitla to Jalpan and then on to
Sorry, I digress, back to the bus ride. I decided that I was on the bus, and there was I was nothing to do but to enjoy the ride, in this case being fatalistic was the only option.
Leaving Xilitla, you pass through very tropical, shade grown coffee country, reminds me of
Then on to
Quote from CNN article
"Obese and overweight adults went from nowhere in 1990 to 62 percent in 2000," said Barry Popkin, an economist and nutrition professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, citing a Mexican government study. "You are talking about an astronomical increase coming at a very fast rate and it's continuing."
Quote from CNN article
All is not well in the Sierra Gorda read more here