Andrew’s travelogue

A Mexican Christmas

Photo Essay written 15 January 2008

A Christmas without snow in tropical Mexico.

Girls, Zihuataejo, Mexico

Girls, Zihuataejo, Mexico

Two young girls playing around for the camera in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A family making piñatas in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Piñatas hanging in a stall in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A woman making piñatas in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A piñata hangs in a stall in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A piñata hangs in a stall in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Women making piñatas in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Making Piñatas, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A family making piñatas in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A piñata hangs above the street in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson has been a member since 17 November 2007 and goes by andrewgibson.

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I am a photographer, writer and traveller. I’m driven by a desire to travel to new places, taking photos of them and the people that live there. You’re seeing some of the results here.

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