From sampling witchetty grubs at New Zealand’s Wildfood Festival to mud sliding in South Korea or munching on oyster tacos to celebrate the Californian oyster harvest, these 10 festivals are some of the world’s most unique celebrations of local produce.
It seems that July is the warmest month here in Veracruz. This is the first year in many that I have not taken a vacation outside of Mexico during July (now I know why I usually do). The mango harvest and season is pretty much over. The Santa Ana Fiesta wrapped up last weekend in [...]
Sorry it has been a little while since the last dispatch from here in Veracruz. We are now into the rainy season along with soaring temperatures and humidity. Something to remember when visiting the city of Veracruz is to be sure to leave enough time in your schedule (make it a “flexible tropical” schedule) to [...]
What happened this past week in Veracruz? Glad you asked! We were celebrating the 480th birthday of the city on April 22nd. I told you this city was a real old timer. Hernán Cortés is credited with founding the city on April 19th in the year 1519. So why do we celebrate the birthday on [...]
The Mexican port city of Veracruz lies at 19’12”N and 96’08”W (latitude and longitude for those retentive types who really want to know where in the world they are). It is smack dab in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, and tropical in climate and attitude. Important note for American travellers….The (honorary) American Consulate [...]