The circus came to Morelia! Mexico Cooks! had to be there.
The Mexican Circo Hermanos Atayde (Atayde Brothers Circus) gave its first show in 1888. The founder, Aurelio Atayde Guízar, actually ran away from home as a child to join a circus. Later, Aurelio convinced his other brothers to come with him to found their own company. One hundred and twenty years later, the Circo Hermanos Atayde is the longest-running and most exciting circus in Mexico.
We were seated less than six feet from the big cats. One of our companions got a special souvenir: a huge male tiger sprayed her trousers with urine! She was eager to see what her house cats would think of that memento when she got home.
We waited till the last night to go to the circus this year, but we'll absolutely go again the next time the Big Top goes up. The circus! It was pure magic, pure entertainment, and pure delight.
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