danza del venado | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, MexicoI was still oohing and aahing over the town of El Fuerte when the owner of Rio Vista Hotel, Chal Gamez, invited me to join a group bound for a native dance performance by indigenous Mayo Indians. The hotel van jounced along a potholed asphalt road barely wide enough for two vehicles, passing through desolate scrub desert where everything was coated with a thick layer of dun-colored dust. Twenty minutes later we reached the tiny settlement…

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