Travel Photo Thursday finds us continuing our travels in Mexico ~ land of song and dance ~ living la vida buena (the good life). And nothing says good life better than a fiesta. . .so let the party begin!
We’d been talked into buying tickets, about $40US each, to this fiesta by one of our waiters at the place we are staying this week, Villa del Palmar Flamingos. Would it be too touristy, we wondered, after our purchase. Would it be worth what we had paid?
Toes begin tapping in the audience – made up of both Mexican and foreign visitors - with the first notes of the rousing songs performed by Mariachis, those iconic singing, strumming minstrels of Mexico. . .
And then they added some most-talented dancers in colorful dress. . .
And while we watched these talented folks we danced our way between tables laden with ensaladas (salads), sopas (soups) and tortillas con salsa and tamales, and chicken en mole salsa, and frijoles (beans) and thankfully didn’t have room for the postres (deserts). . .but then what’s a fiesta without food and drink!?
One of my favorite dances is the Dance of the Viejos (the old ones) which brings dance steps and slapstick comedy to the show.
Masked young men, tapping those canes, do a riveting job of jumping, falling and bringing on rounds of laughter during this routine.
Somehow the early evening twilight had become nighttime darkness. Those thoughts of ‘touristy’ were long gone; they were lost to the Mexico Magic of their songs and dances.
That’s a view of Mexico for this week’s contribution to Travel Photo Thursday. To see what else is happening in the world, dance on over to Budget Travelers Sandbox.