I will be forever grateful to the couple from St Louis who invited me to tag along and observe on my first visit to Taxco. They led me down through a dozen wholesale shops and introduced me to the shopkeepers they knew (many of whom I still work with!) and I looked at a lot of jewelry in each and every store. It wasn't until I got to this shop, El Jumil, that I pulled up a cart and started the next chapter of my life!Read more
My first few trips buying silver in Taxco were intimidating and exhausting - I spent each day converting English to Spanish, centimeters to inches and, finally, pesos to dollars. Each shop owner had a different system and I had to watch closely to try to figure out their expectations.
Many people assume that the Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of Halloween but while it’s celebrated at the end of October with skeletons, skulls, and candy, it isn’t anything close to the American tradition. It is more like Thanksgiving. A time of food and fun with the family, remembering and celebrating the lives of their loved ones.Read more