Land of Booze!

On the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico it's socially acceptable for men to drink every day during the lunch break or after work, or both! As a naive European, I was expecting to find a drunken dysfunctional society, where the women are forever frustrated with the men, but instead I find that the women … Continue reading Land of Booze!

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Mexican matriarchal fiestas, continued…

After the first street wedding fiesta in my previous blog post, we head off jerkily on the motocaro to our next fiesta with our hosts Jorge and Juquila...  This is a public fiesta to celebrate the sixteenth century Spanish Carmelite nun St. Teresita, and is staged in a large basketball court opposite the Palacio Municipal (town hall) in … Continue reading Mexican matriarchal fiestas, continued…