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 …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Blessing Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people. April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca (First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosted the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from …

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? …

Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca

Tlaxcala, Mexico hosts its third ‘Encuentro’ for regional food today. Details, photos and videos to be added in a summary of Tlaxcalteca cooking. Details Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca Facebook YouTube Twitter Ya llegamos al Recinto Ferial de #Tlaxcala para vivir el Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca. pic.twitter.com/y5jFPkzzGY — Food and Travel MX (@FoodandTravelMX) April …

Durango

Photo: Catedrales e Iglesias, Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Cd Lerdo Durango is a state in northern Mexico. From the Pacific Ocean to the Sonoran Desert, the state has a variety of environmental and cultural attractions. Embedded Tweets Nov 17 lluvia de estrellas Las Leonidas, donde un arcoíris en el desierto te hace ponerte a …

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 …

Oaxaca Markets: Lila, Lucia. Lucia, Lila.

Lila, Lucia. Lucia, Lila. This video makes me happy. Today at La Cosecha in Oaxaca City, Mexico: La Cosecha Oaxaca (Alcalá #806, Centro) is a new initiative based on the work of long-time friends and allies. In Planeta.com’s continuing coverage and amplification of the wonders of Oaxacan markets, we’re excited to see live video, particularly …