Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Trip planning...cultural immersion in Mexico


We’re planning a trip to Guadalajara and Mexico City. Part familia, part cultural immersion. Impetus for the trip: Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead is a unique combination of Catholic and indigenous Mexican religion… it’s really beautiful. Read more about it here.

Part of the trip will be to Guadalajara . Cultural mecca of Mexico, we’ve been before, and will probably do and see things we’ve seen, but it’s a beautiful city. For sure we’ll see Orozco's murals: Orozco was such a powerful artist. His work blows me away, with its huge size, and public access. I love its political messages, and that he was an artist of the people. Seeing his work in person is unlike any photos.

As for a sidetrip, there’s no way we can’t go to Tequila (uh, music warning for that gem of a link).

We’re also going to Mexico City (more on that part in a future post), but I for sure want to see Frida’s famous blue house.

Thank you frequent flyer mileage!

6 comments:

Rozanne said...

That Frida museum sounds great!

I've never been to Mexico. Need to go sometime soon!

Ja'AmLo said...

drink lots of water!

yea, you remember our trip to mazatlan - the flight back was won by Montezuma.

LeLo in NoPo said...

Rozanne-Mexico is a great place to visit: I can't wait! Love me some Frida.

Ja'amlo-If memory serves me correct, your visit with Montezuma was because you were eating with wild abandon fruit from your new friend with the fruit cart. "Look, he made a friend! It's so sweet!" What were you, 10?!?!? Oh, you know that makes me go find another picture of you....

little sister said...

drink lots o' tequila for me ;-) and the Frida museum would be worth the trip in and of itself! wooohoo! And dio le los muertos celebration more fun!

yay for lelo's fun :D

little sister said...

oops, I think that's /dia/ le los muertos.

Rigo said...

Tienes familia en Mexico? That's cool, say hi to my grandma for me.