Rueda de la fortuna (ferris wheel), Cuanajo, Michoacán. Every small town, every city, has its annual fiestas patronales (patron saint's fiestas). A ferris wheel is never an option--it's always a necessity!
Templo Santo Domingo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Every candle represents a prayer, whether of gratitude or petition or simple remembrance.
Mojiganga (10 foot tall papel maché dance figure). On parade, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. This band-following girl partied hearty as she twirled her way down a cobblestone street.
Pájaro de la suerte (fortune telling canary), Morelia, Michoacán. For just a few pesos, the little bird will pull your fortune--written on a folded slip of paper--from the box to the left of its cage. But watch out! Do you want to see more of your fortune? You'll have to pay again.
Dog obedience school, held daily, Parque México, Colonia La Condesa, Mexico City. Dogs of every spot and stripe learn to sit, stay, and keep quiet in this canine institute of study.
Guerrero-style pozole blanco, Mexico City. If you love pozole and want to know where to get a spectacular bowlful like this, you'll have to come along with me. The spot has been a well-guarded secret for more than 60 years.
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