Yelapa, a virtually unknown village close to Puerto Vallarta

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For years, the tiny fishing village of Yelapa was the refuge of Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, and other cosmic caballero types who gathered in search of lonely beaches, cheap tequila, and readily available hallucinogens. Only fairly recently have more mainstream travelers begun looking to the 2,000-person town as a quiet antidote to the condo complexes...

“Dia de los Muertos” Traditional Foods

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Mexico welcomes departed souls that come back to earth, at Day of the Dead celebrations. This occurs every year on November 1 and 2nd. People gather at their homes and cemeteries to remember their departed friends and relatives. Many Americans have seen Skeletons when reading about this celebration, and automatically think it is Mexico’s version...

‘Day of the Dead’ Celebration in Puerto Vallarta

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The Day of the Dead in Mexico is celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018. It is a Mexican festival of pre-Hispanic origin that honors the deceased. On this date the families usually clean and decorate the tombs with colorful wreaths of roses, sunflowers, and mainly of Cempasúchil. The Cempasúchil, known as the flower of the hundred...

Go Back In Time With The Huichol

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Deep in the jungle of the Sierra Madre Hills, among the world’s last remaining native societies continues to practice their unique customs. For centuries, the Huichol Indians have lived alone, standing up to the impacts of the contemporary world. As the home of lots of popular Huichol artists and simply a brief trip from the...

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