Dancing alone in Mexico: from the border to Baja and beyond

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Can a man have a love affair with a foreign land? Ron Butler never dreamed Mexico would capture his heart and his soul. But when his ex-wife moved to Guadalajara with their children in the wake of divorce, he found himself crisscrossing the country, seduced by its charms and moved by its rhythms and its melodies. Like the diver of an old Mexican legend who lives beneath the sea seeking the best pearl, Butler lost himself in Mexico and found the hidden treasures of every tiny hamlet and big metropolis. He writes about the endangered monarch butterflies of El Rosario, the street bands of Zacatecas, and the mummies of Guanajuato. He takes a magical night ferry ride from Mazatl#65533;n and a train excursion into Copper Canyon--a chasm four times larger than the Grand Canyon--in Mexico's most mysterious mountains. He goes off the beaten path in such tourist havens as Acapulco and Canc#65533;n. And he walks in the footsteps of movie stars and artists who too have been enamored of Mexico. Poking into the nooks and crannies of Mexico, Butler indulges in tasty Mexican specialties at both the finest restaurants and out-of-the-way street stands. He finds the best tequila in the town named Tequila, the world's most delicious cup of coffee in Veracruz, the sweetest dulce in Morelia, and the best mole--a Mayan chile and chocolate sauce embellished by nuns anxious to please a visiting Spanish viceroy--in Puebla. Sharing his considerable knowledge of art, Butler also uncovers the best of Mexico's museums and advises shoppers about folk crafts. Informative and helpful as the best travel guide, Dancing Alone in Mexico will help even seasoned travelers to get the most out of their trips to Mexico. Casual and lively as the best travel memoir, the book will also delight the armchair traveler with south-of-the-border stories and adventures that come only to those who dance not alone but with an entire land.

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subject_facet Butler, Ron, -- 1932-, Mexico -- Description and travel
title_display Dancing alone in Mexico : from the border to Baja and beyond
title_full Dancing alone in Mexico : from the border to Baja and beyond / Ron Butler
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