Spending some time away from Mexico over December and January, I feel like I returned with an even stronger radar for all things Uniquely Mexican. These are the things that go on in day-to-day Mexico that almost become normal but that make living here so much fun!
On a recent day out in Coyoacán, Mexico City, I saw enough things for a whole new instalment of Uniquely Mexico…
I mentioned clowns in the first Uniquely Mexico blog, but they need to be mentioned again. This time I saw a whole posse of payasos hanging out together for lunch. A few sandwiches, coca-colas and some serious joke swapping took place before they were up and doing a tag-team race around the Zocalo. Just your everyday Mexican sight!
Diligent Dog Lovers
This little temporary shelter for street dogs (and cats) I came across made me smile. We have had a lot of cold weather in Mexico recently and this sweet person was clearly worried about the animals suffering. One question though, do these dogs and cats know how to read?
Isn’t it brilliant how anyone dressed in a uniform or costume doing normal things just looks so funny? I couldn’t help but snap a pic of these Mariachis taking a break for a taco or two. However, I was nearly distracted at the last minute by a dog walking past wearing a top hat. I kid you not, my camera didn’t know which way to turn.
Polish up your Act
Here it is again; uniform + ordinary action = funny. This police officer having her shoes polished, chatting on the phone made a wonderful sight.
Selling balloons in style
Talk about stylin’ it! This guy is possibly the most brilliantly dressed balloon seller I have ever seen. When we told him we loved his shirt, he couldn’t believe it. I guess for him this is just his normal, everyday wear. What a dude!
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