Despite his negative feelings around institutionalized religion, after speaking to some of those who are exhausted and in pain, Pat is humbled by their devotion and commitment to something they believe in, and questions his own judgments. Around 8 million people make this annual pilgrimage to offers thanks to Mexico's patron saint. In a carnival atmosphere, food is given away, religious souvenirs are sold and people camp out to pay their respects to the saint.
Patrick Abboud meets the people who are changing the face of Mexican life and busting stereotypes around food, music and machismo.
Away from the tourist sites of the Yucatan coast, Patrick goes deeper than the ancient Mayan ruins to find the culture still thrives in Mexican life.