Around The World In 14 Hot Drinks

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This time of year is the best for cozying up with a hot drink to warm our hands, bodies, and minds. We all have our favorit, and different cultures around the world have popular and traditional warm drinks from atole in Mexico – a masa (corn flour) based sweet drink, to matcha tea in Japan.

Read on to find out about more drinks and their unique ingredients from around the world. Maybe you’ll like to try something new and exotic.  Continue reading “Around The World In 14 Hot Drinks”

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Voladores de Papantla – A Dangerous Mexican Dance Ritual

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The “Voladores de Papantla” (Papantla Flyers) or Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers) is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony/ritual still performed in Mexico today.

The ritual consists of a dance and usually five voladores (flyers), sometimes called hombres pajaro (bird men), climb to the top of a pole of up to 150 feet or 45 meters in height, launch themselves from it and slowly descend circling the pole with ropes tied to their feet. The fifth volador remains on the top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum.  Continue reading “Voladores de Papantla – A Dangerous Mexican Dance Ritual”

Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! Everything You Need To Know About The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Altar in honor of Dolores Olmedo at the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico (Photo by Luisroj96)

The Day of the Dead is way cooler than Halloween. Read on to learn about this ancient rooted and fascinating holiday.

Day of the Dead is a two-day Mexican holiday that doesn’t celebrate death but those who were living, it occurs from Oct 31 – Nov 2 of each year.  Continue reading “Feliz Dia de Los Muertos! Everything You Need To Know About The Day of the Dead”

80 Hats Around The World

hats around the world

Every country has its unique fashion style and it can be seen even by just the humble hat. Most of these in the infographic are traditional hats expressing its country’s culture.

North America seems to have the most tamed down hats aside from the Mexican sombrero (one of my fave! but I might be biased.)

Some of my other favorites from the infrographic below include Italy’s boater hat, USA’s Kentucky hat, the Panama Hat, and Colombia’s Vueltiao.

Ready to travel by hat? Continue reading “80 Hats Around The World”