Oct 26, 2007

Mexico Bound

In a few hours I’ll be on a flight bound for Mexico City and for the next 10 days will explore and photograph cities, towns and villages north of the big DF (Distrito Federal).

The first destination will be San Miguel de Allende, a charming town about a four hour bus ride from Mexico City. Next it's northwest to Guanajuato, a UNESCO World heritage site, followed by San Luis Potosi and the more rural and off the beaten path Matehuala and Real de Catorce.

This trip will coincide with the Day of The Dead, which will be spent in Real de Catorce, a former mining and old ghost town undergoing a renaissance.

There will be plenty to write about and photograph. In the meantime I have posts lined up for while I’m on the road.

Photo: Poetic Barber Shop, Oaxaca City Mexico

5 comments:

Darth Tater said...

Hey! First time here, very nice blog! This time of the year is one of the best ones in Mexico, the celebration of the Day of the Dead is the most traditional and important one in the year, and the whole country become a cemetery, but a different one than the ones you have met before. Death is a friendly concept among Mexican people and for sure you will take nice pictures showing skulls as candies and skeletons as toys... good luck and enjoy my beautiful country!

Joni said...

You might want to check out a new award-winning documentary film that is set in San Miguel de Allende.
It's called Lost and Found in Mexico and can be purchased online.
www.lostandfoundinmexico.com

Wendy said...

Darth,
thank you. I am very much enjoying your beautiful country. Am currently in Guanajuato and just went to the top for the view of the city.

Joni,
Thank your for the recommendation. Will check it out.

Mélanie said...

I love San Miguel de Allende . Such a beautiful mexican city .
Are you going to share some pictures?

Wendy said...

Hi Mélanie,
I returned last night from Mexico and will definitely be posting photos of San Miguel de Allende. It is quite beautiful.