Market Days in Oaxaca

Photo: Zaachila Market days in Oaxaca are among the most famous in the country. Open air markets are moveable feasts traced back for centuries. They are often called a tianguis, an expression going back to the open air markets of the Aztecs. The tianguis is different than the established markets — mercados — where vendors …

Crafting Our Future

Poster We ask whether it’s time to engage artesanos and fans alike via the social web. This topic is explored in depth in the Slideshare presentation Crafting Our Future (Fabricando Nuestro Futuro). Background Buying from locals assists local economic development. Shopping has great entertainment value and tourists love souvenirs, the reminders of a place where …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

The Channon Market

Photo The Channon is one of the world’s best markets. More than 220 stallholders display and sell wares, produce and crafts. Scattered around Coronation Park, The Channon is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. The market is both alcohol-free and pet-free. The Channon (a local aboriginal term for the Burrawang palm, a type of …