March 7, 2011
Progreso, Mexico

I've seen a lot of bizarre things in my travels. 'Toro Piscine' in France comes to mind. A host of unmentionables in Southeast Asia. 'Eyes Wide Shut' style rituals at a Spanish monastery sponsored by a government in exile. Buzkashi (polo with a dead animal).

This past Friday I found myself stumbling upon Mexican Carnaval celebrations. I don't exactly have my finger on the pulse of the Latin America Catholic holiday schedule, so it was an unexpected twist to my weekend.

Now, Mexican Carnaval isn't as crazy or Bacchic as the Brazilian version that I've seen where they have condoms[...]

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