Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Oaxaca City has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Oaxaca City has some of the most amazing markets (more below) and there are market days in nearby towns. When you buy local, you are helping support responsible travel! Money spent in these markets circulate quickly and supports the local economy. It’s also a …

Borderlands

Photo: Ron Mader, Nogales Borderlands = An area of overlap between two countries Spotlight on the USA/Mexico We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. Wiki: Borderusamex The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is DĂ­a del Comerciante and celebrated in Oaxaca’s markets. From afar we are keeping an eye on our friends working and patronizing these wonderful spaces of music, dance and commerce. Many, many thanks for the live video from La Cosecha and Pochote Xochimilco markets. La Cosecha Facebook Videos Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal Facebook …

Guelaguetza

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The 2017 celebration winds down today and in 2018, the likely dates are July 23 and 30. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner …

Guelaguetza 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estĂ©s en lĂ­nea. Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 17 and again on Monday 24, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Tamales

Photo: BiulĂş What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using an outer covering of corn mixture to envelop meaty and vegy goodness. These are prepared and then steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (bean), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Oaxaca …

Pozontle

This weekend at La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca City, Mexico: ¡Tenemos Pozontle! Directo de Villa Hidalgo Yalalag. Facebook La Cosecha Oaxaca #MercadoOrganicoLaCosecha Earlier pozontle sighting: Planeta.com Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets Wiki http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/lacosecha http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/pozontle http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/markets Slideshare Mercados de Oaxaca y las Redes Sociales (Oaxaca Markets and the Social Web) from ron mader

This Week in Teotitlán del Valle

I am properly jealous of locals and visitors in Teotitlán del Valle this week. It’s the annual town festival, one of my all-time favorites. There’s masks, dances, tamales and Danza de la Pluma. I’m sharing some of their news posted on Facebook and Twitter. This is both #MexicoNow and #OaxacaToday #OaxacaHoy hashtag worthy. Zeferino Mendoza …