Just a note to everyone. I am still in Oaxaca for my Dia de los Muertos classes. The workshop just ended and everything went wonderfully. As for the Day of the Dead activities they have been quite spectacular as always. Candles, altars, sandpaintings, marigolds, skulls, parades, and El Charro de las Calaveras (the cowboy of the skeletons). I was watching this show the other morning. It had a zorro-like hero who battles werewolves, zombies, headless horsemen, vampires, and skullfaced monks. Not quite sure of his angle, because he wears a skull logo on his outfit so you´re not quite sure if he is totally good...he must be tormented. I know this though...he is cool. If you see someone back in the states wearing a black sombrero, a mask and a machette...you will know that I have taking up where El Charro has left off. Have no fear El Charro is here.
Will post images from the trip when I get back in a week or so...