A family trip to Mexico has a different impression on everyone
What a wonderful adventure - there are treasures to be found off the beaten path anywhere you travel!
Lovely story, I've had similar adventures in Jamaica and Brazil when going off the beaten path. It helps to know the language or at least TRY to speak.
Your writing is so warm and inviting and personalized. Great family adventure, true adventurors!
I don’t know if I would have been as willing and cheerful!
But the intimate eating experiences off the grid - these are the reasons to travel!
Great story! Have been to PV many times! Recognize the plaza and have seen many dances/festivals there. Our favorite is in early December, the Virgin of Guadaloupe festival with parades and costumes and music. Loved the story about your adventure in the mountains - incredible. And we have also witnessed the hospitality of the local people many times. Many of them are not jaded by the tourists, but seem happy to be able to work and make a living. Thanks for your story (and your recipes)!
Your account made me laugh as much as it made me sad, proud, and angry about my country. You were able to capture its contradictions very well.
You captured the dynamics of a true family adventure perfectly. Such fun to read about!
I nearly fell off my chair when you mentioned the "mus" players. Growing up as a Basque-American in Boise ID, I learned to play mus at Basque camp during the summers. My cousins and I would place increasingly ridiculous bets (ie "beste prakak", our pants!) as we were preteens and had no money. What an unexpected trip down memory lane in the middle of a post about Mexico!!
This was a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.
Mike, you are a terrific writer. I literally could picture everything as if I was there. You have a beautiful adventurous family.
Great story; I read all the way to the end and loved it.
Our Bittman books are 600 miles away :(