Indigenous Peoples Day #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay used frequently as a counterpoint to Columbus Day. Each year Planeta.com hosts Indigenous Peoples Week to focus on travel and tourism. We also celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. There are other holidays and commemorations of …

Chocolate Oaxaca

Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. HISTORY Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this to the …

Exploring the Maya World

There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like to see is one in which we learn more from the Maya …