Mexico Notebook

Photo: Venus 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 …

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, La Verde Antequera. 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 …

Mexico City hosts national tourism forum (2018)

Mexico City hosts the 2018 National Tourism Forum May 7-9. Hashtag: #XVIForoTurismo Among the highlights – talks from the candidates for the presidency of Mexico who have been invited to present their proposals on tourism. Invited are José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, of the PRI-Green Coalition; Ricardo Anaya Cortés, of the PAN-PRD Coalition; and Andrés Manuel …

Cumbres Del Ajusco

Ajusco is a 3,930 meter (12,894 feet) lava dome volcano located just south of Mexico City, Mexico, in the Tlalpan borough of the city. It is the highest point in the city. Ajusco is a Náhuatl word variously translated as “source of waters” or “watered grove”, and the Lerma River and Balsas River draw some …

Mixteco de San Pedro Tidaá

Photo 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Planeta.com is updating vocabulary lists from Indigenous friends and communities. This spotlights a town in Oaxaca, Mexico. This dictionary is a collaborative effort with Fidel Domingo Clemente Rodriguez of San Pedro Tidaa! 2019 es el Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas. Planeta.com está actualizando listas de …

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018)

Photo: Melissa Biggs April 25-28 Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca (Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosts the Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from the eight regions of the state will attend. The event coincides …

Comer con los ojos = Feast for the eyes

Poster Recommended Viewing: Comer con los Ojos (Feast for the Eyes), a Spanish-language video series featured on YouTube and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Comercnlosojos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdESHuIv18qNdH9wFmC6xpQ Kudos Mónica Gracia Manrique Latest episode #10: Patrimonio Culinario y Ferias Gastronomicas (Culinary Heritage and Gastronomic Fairs) Tenemos la entrevista con la Dra. Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b), destacada investigadora de las cocina mexicanas, quien nos …

COLOV 2018

Oaxaca City hosts the 8th Coloquium of Otomangan and neighboring languages (8vo Coloquio sobre Lenguas Otomangues y vecinas, COLOV). The event takes place this week at Biblioteca de Investigación Juan de Córdova in the San Pablo Center, Independencia #904. Hashtags: #COLOV2018, #COLOV8 Key Links https://www.colov.org The Colloquium on Otomanguean and Neighboring Languages ​​(COLOV) is a …

ByT Band 6th Anniversary

Poster Oaxaca City, Mexico – Popular local band ByT (Blandas y Tlayudas) celebrates its sixth anniversary today (April 21) with a bus trip from Oaxaca City to Santa Maria el Tule. ¡Súbale, súbaleee! Concert Saturday, April 28 at the Balneario Ejidal Santa Lucía (across from URSE Rosario) starting at 10am. Key Links http://bytband.marcop.com.mx https://www.youtube.com/user/bytbandoaxaca https://twitter.com/bytband …