A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people. April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca On Monday Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza will host the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the state (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from the eight regions of the state will attend. The Primer …

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, …

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 …

Mexico Hosts Tianguis Turístico 2017

This week in Acapulco, Mexico: Tianguis Turístico. Many friends are there including Chiapas tourism pioneer Victor Chambor. Key Links http://tianguisturisticomexico.com.mx How Green is Tianguis? From a press release posted on Travel Daily Media: “For the first time in its history, Tianguis Turistico 2017 will join other organisations, businesses, citizens and events in measuring and offsetting …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Ron Mader, Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we’re making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Angela Mendoza (shown here at the Pochote Market, now located on Calle Marcos Pérez #217) 7 Day Challenge = Retos para 7 Días 1. Join the event on Facebook. Tag yourself. Who are your artesano friends on Facebook?=Etiquétate. ¿Quiénes son tus amigos artesanos en Facebook? 2. Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …