Thursday, May 3, 2012

TPThursday: Mexico Magic ~ Un Fiesta Grande

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!

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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. . .

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And then they added some most-talented dancers in colorful dress. . .

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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!?

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Riviera Nayarit 2012 063 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.

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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. 

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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.


  1. I imagine this would be a very fun and entertaining fiesta! I do love all the colors of the girls skirts. Very pretty.

  2. Not bad for 40 bucks, eh, Jackie!
    Love fiestas and Mariachi music. Enjoy Mexico!

  3. That definitely was worth the $40 you forked out. It looked so entertaining

  4. Sounds to me you had a great time for $40.

  5. Looks like fun! Who cares if it's touristy :)

  6. Sounds like you are having a blast and making the most of your Mexico vacation. Sometimes touristy activities can be sure looks like this one was! :-)

  7. That looks so fun and entertaining! Definitely worth the $40. Happy Cinco de Mayo and safe travels.

  8. Must have been a great time from the look of this lively series of shots. My only live mariachi experience so far was in California, south of San Francisco, where they were playing in a restaurant for a reception, and we peeked in the door.


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