It’s a misnomer. When I looked down I definitely saw them, covering my lower legs, munching away.Continue reading “Casa de No-See-Ums”
Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of pottery, thought “that would look great on my mantel”, then counted yourself fortunate you weren’t holding it when you saw the price? Fainting is not a strong strategy when carrying a pricey breakable.
There’s a reason these pieces are so expensive.Continue reading “The Secrets of High End Pottery”
It’s a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a pyramid.Continue reading “Teotihuacan”
Um, Toto, I don’t think we’re in Tenochtitlan anymore…
And neither are the Aztecs. That’s so 1521. Cortés, a bunch of pissed off Aztec enemies, and smallpox did their dirty work. 500 years later, things look a tad different on what was once Lake Texcoco.Continue reading “Mexico City Circuit”
Sure, sure, everybody knows Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to party and enjoy Mexican food and drink. Most folks know it’s not actually Mexican Independence Day, and given the real history it’s not clear how that rumor started.
But how many folks know where Cinco de Mayo went down and why?Continue reading “The Home of Cinco de Mayo”
Much of Mexico City is underwater.Continue reading “Mexico City and the Aztecs”
If you’ve come here looking for an inside scoop on the Maya Civilization, you’ve come to the right place.Continue reading “Maya Oh Maya”
I was stunned.
In my shock, I couldn’t believe my ears. “I’m going to cut your eyes out,” she said, and she was dead serious.Continue reading “I’m Going to Cut Your Eyes Out!”
Reaching out against the sky, spires that would make a cathedral jealous poke holes in the blue. Massive footings – shoes that would be big for Paul Bunyan or even Finn McCool fill house sized footprints on the riverbank. Gothic arches soar, leading the eye up and onward towards heaven, or at least the underdeck of the road.
And where is this architectural marvel?Continue reading “Unabridged Bridge”
It’s been crazy in Oregon lately, to the point I now find myself under house arrest.Continue reading “House Arrest”