2017 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo: Ciudad de Oaxaca Turismo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2017: Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead Playlist Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern …

San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Places to visit in Oaxaca: San Antonino Castillo Velasco A fuego lento es como las mujeres oriundas de San Antonino Castillo Velasco cocinan sus tradicionales empanadas de amarillo, producto de una herencia ancestral que se desprende de su abuela, es como doña Carmen Sánchez Hernández conserva la receta original de la elaboración de las empanadas que …

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 …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is Día 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 2017

Poster: Ron Mader, Guelaguetza 2017 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. 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 …

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 …

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 …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi in the local language). Natural World In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name of the …

Angela Mendoza

Photo: Angela Mendoza, Pochote Market This is a visual letter to Angela Mendoza, her family and many friends. I’ve learned that my good friend is recovering from an illness. The family held a raffle to raise needed funds. Much love and caring. Amigos = Friends Posters Videos Essay I met Angela when she sold her …

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 …