Oaxaca

There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Buzzword Bingo (Words you should know and that are fun to know) Acompañamiento – Agua (Water) – Aguamiel – Apaztle – Árbol (Tree) – Ahuehuete …

Mexico Notebook

Many books have been written about Mexico under the guise of ‘guidebooks’ that, in reality, are nothing more than compilations of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, along with a few tips about where to buy authentic handicrafts that almost look as if they came from Mexico and not Taiwan … These books don’t guide you to …

Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Tree Planting in the Alameda Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary Weather Oaxaca City enjoys …

Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Jalisco Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/guadalajara   mercados, barranca del río santiago   The capital of Jalisco is the country’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of Latin America’s wealthiest urban centers and an attractive place to host events, including the Pan American Games and the annual book fair! Those who love …

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 tourism! Money spent in these markets circulate quickly and supports the local economy. It’s also a …

December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13

10 days until the start of the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (#COP13). Of note: December 6 is Biodiversity and Climate Change Day at #COP13 (Mainstreaming Biodiversity) @RioPavilion #RioPavilion Background The Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) will be held in Cancún, Mexico, December 4-17, …