Monday, February 28, 2011


The Bay of Banderas framed by arches on the Malecon
 (seaside promanade)

Voladores de Papantia
Dance of the flyers

From the top of this 150 foot pole the death defying ritual is preformed to the plaintive tune of a flute and small drum. As the ropes unwind the dancers circle the pole 13 times . According to myth the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought.

Colourful markets are everywhere, tended by  warm, friendly people.

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world.

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