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Thursday Flakes: Uzbekistan, Flying With a Cat and Signing Day

This week, I share my experience of going to Dia de los Muertos in Michoacan, Mexico.

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Last week there was no Flakes because I was in Morelia, Michoacan to experience Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This was the first time in five years that I was in Michoacan so I was looking forward to return. I got to explore more places this time including Quiroga (famous for their carnitas), Tzintzuntzan (famous for their archaeological ruins) and Janitzio (the most famous island on Lake Patzcuaro).

A week ago, on Noche de Muertos, I went on a special tour where we prepared an offering to a family in a small village who had family members pass away this year. We added many types of flowers and food, tied it together and then brought it the house and left it at their altar. The family were grateful to have us there and treated to tamales, tequila and atole to keep up warm on what was going to be a lot now.

The tour continued and we visited two Pantheons (cemeteries) close to Lake Patzcuaro including one on an island itself that we took a lancha (long boat) to visit. It was a very special experience and I would like to bring a group again next year so we can all experience it together.

Currently, I’m back in New Jersey for this weekend to celebrate my Grandma’s 99th birthday before heading straight back to Guadalajara on Monday.

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Feel free to answer some of these questions in the comments below. Anyways...onto Flakes.


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Last But Not Least

Are your dancing skills good enough for a seat upgrade?