I can still vividly recall how much fun I had as a kid when the family would vacation in Mexico. I always loved it. The women wore flowing skirts and embroidered white cotton blouses that seemed to sashay on the slightest breeze, while mustachioed men in tight-fitting sharp suits swirled as on glass to vibrant, brassy, country music of the most romantic sort. The sidewalks tumbled over an astonishing array of artisan crafts displayed in makeshift stands. The sometimes poetic, but always emotional murals throughout the city thrilled me as no place had ever done, and rivaled all that I read…
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