Rosca de Reyes

On the 6th January of each year, Christians from all around the world acknowledge/celebrate the day upon which baby Jesus was presented to the world. The Twelfth Night (Epiphany) also marks a visit to the baby Jesus by The Magi, (the three Kings, or Wise Men). The word ‘Epiphany’ derives from Greek and signifies ‘manifestation’. It celebrates…

Mexican 15th birthday parties (Quinceañera) – Girls only!

One of the most important celebrations in Mexican culture is the tradition of the quinceañera. This comprises a huge birthday celebration on a girl’s fifteenth birthday to mark her passage to womanhood. The origins of this festival combines both Spanish-Catholic traditions with a rich and indigenous heritage. The ancient Aztecs, had many ceremonies to mark…

Basilica de San Juan de Los Lagos

Whilst in Lagos de Moreno, we took a little road trip to the nearby Basilica de San Juan de Los Lagos. Below I have included a brief extract as to what makes this church important. It is best known as the home of a small image of the Virgin Mary called Our Lady of San Juan…

A little jaunt to Leon, Guanajuato (home of leather and footwear)

Before the Christmas festivities began on the 24th, Paco and I (and others) took a little road trip to the nearby City of Leon which is famous for leather – there are markets left right and centre selling cowboy boots, bags, leather coats, cowboy attire, skins, soles of shoes, and so on. You can imagine…

Feliz Navidad! Christmas in Mexico…

Christmas of 2016 was not to be my first Christmas in Mexico, as I spent the festive period with some of my family in 2013. However this was the first Christmas I spent with Paco and his family. I´m not going to lie, I was anxious as to how it was going to be as it…

Tinder brings me to Mexico for the fourth (and FINAL time)

So, this should be the wrap of all my to-ing and fro-ing travels to Mexico! …. Watch this space! Those of you that know me, and those that have been reading my blogs, you will know that I´ve had an interest in cultures from other parts of the world, and I guess this gave rise to…

Third time in Mexico (the addiction continues)

Having returned to work back in London having had an awesome 2.5 weeks on the Pacific Coast in Puerto Escondido, I was massively suffering from holiday blues. So much so, that I realised that I needed to go back! Now, that might sound a bit dramatic as holiday blues are pretty normal, but I was…

Rebozo Exhibition in London, UK

I came across the ‘Made in Mexico’ exhibition whilst walking down the quirky neighbourhood of Bermondsey Street and was instantly enticed in, not just because of my fascination with the Mexican culture, but how strangely Mexican the Fashion and Textile Museum building itself looked in comparison to the streetscape and neighbouring buildings. As I entered,…

Second time in Mexico, Surfs Up! …

So, I said after my 1st exploration in 2010 that I would not bother going back to Mexico as I had seen and done it (and got the tee shirt). However I found myself going back in April 2013, this time alone. I had a couple of weeks of holiday to use before the end…

Katie´s connection with, and, first time in Mexico

Background to my Mexico fascination I´ve had an interest in global cultures for as long as I an remember.  I´ve always had an interest in Mexico as I have Mexican family back in the UK, my uncle Jonathan married a Mexican lady (my aunt Paty) some 35+plus years ago and they live happily in Brighton….