My experience in Mexico summed up in a grocery list:
√ Jaripeo (rodeo) – “he’s falling, he’s falling, he’s…hanging on” – mix properly!
√ Christmas, aka Navidad. Ingredients: lip syncing the posadas, SATAN loves piñatas, elves on the mic, elves on Santa, super creepy Wise Men, everyone receives at least one gift – a hug
√ Pre-Columbian ruins nestled between crosses and churches
√ Cows that purr
√ Abuelita and familia
√ Epic vistas
√ My kind of wedding
√ (spices) Tequila bottle clears the dance floor with more style than Tony Manero
√ The best ice-cream with the best lady ever! – keep frozen!
√ Stealing honey from honey bees (do bears not feel guilty about this? I sure did!). HOW TO: light a smokey fire, duck behind bushes and pray the angry swarm goes away, honeycombs are actual evidence of intelligent design and proves bees are smarter then people
Statues with underpants√ Uh…these udders are not working!
√ (bike at 250º for 10 minutes) Morelia: street closure for biking! Instructions: concept of Ciclovía immigrated north to L.A. and became CicLAvia
√ Making it rain…maize kernels!
√ Chalk art in front of the Teatro Juarez
√ Beanie baby photo bomb
√ Riding a scooter for the first time and not falling off
√ Chicken, beef, pork – take your pick