Back in 2010, a group of artists in Mexico created this VW Beetle, known as the “Vochol.” The bug is adorned with patterns that celebrate indigenous Huichol culture and spirituality, including deer, scorpions, and peyote flowers. The car is covered with more than 2,277,000 individual beads and took over 9,000 hours to complete.
THE BEST Mexico
People do some strange things when they run out of stuff to do. Take, for example, this annual festival which takes place in San Juan de la Vega, Mexico. The sole objective is for participants to hit things with a sledgehammer packed with explosives so it blows up. Todd Hata takes us inside this wild and loud celebration.
Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.
A look at how raw clay is pulled from the earth and transformed by hand into beautiful and intricate sculptures by artisans in Michoacan, Mexico. It’s a wonderful, all too brief look into artistic traditions from Mariano Rentería’s fantastic Mexican Handcraft Masters series.
Adam Conover looks at Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico from a completely practical standpoint. This monstrosity would cost us tens of billions, assuming it could actually be built and staffed, and not solve the problem it’s intended to fix.
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