Zaachila

Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. NATURAL WORLD Zaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush with walnut and mesquite trees. CULTURAL WORLD The Santa María …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Blessing Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people. April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca (First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) On Monday Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza will host the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks …

ICOMOS Mexico Hosts Symposium

Poster, ICOMOS 2017 ICOMOS Mexico – http://icomos.mx – hosts a celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites with a 3-day conference April 18-21 in Mexico City. There will also be a field trip (technical visit) to Xochimilco. Download the program and watch the live video This first edition of the Scientific Symposium in the framework of …

Mexico City Hosts World’s Largest Bicycle Party #fmb6

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …

Xochimilco

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the world to visit, …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Example one: Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2017 Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez and neighboring villages have put on …

Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca

Tlaxcala, Mexico hosts its third ‘Encuentro’ for regional food today. Details, photos and videos to be added in a summary of Tlaxcalteca cooking. Details Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca Facebook YouTube Twitter Ya llegamos al Recinto Ferial de #Tlaxcala para vivir el Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca. pic.twitter.com/y5jFPkzzGY — Food and Travel MX (@FoodandTravelMX) April …

Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is a day of great devotion in Oaxaca City and takes place the the sixth Friday of Lent, or the Friday before Palm Sunday a week before Good Friday. 2017 Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) was April 7. For visitors this is one the great surprises that await. While …