A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Poster The third annual Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (3er Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca) takes place this weekend (September 19-22) in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Key Links oaxaca.gob.mx Questions = Preguntas How is this event organized? = ¿Cómo se organiza este evento? Is there a directory of participants? = ¿Hay un directorio de participantes? …

Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agrigultural …

Fiestas Patrias (México)

Mexico flag Celebrating Mexico’s Independence Days Símbolos Patrios = Patriotic Symbols Bandera = Flag Constitución = Constitution Escudo nacional Grito = Himno nacional = National Anthem Food and Drink Mezcal Pulque Tequila Foods Pozole 2019 Embedded Tweets Mexico celebrates the 209 Anniversary of its Independence, in a festive and family atmosphere. 🇲🇽 #CulturalCapital #VivaMexico pic.twitter.com/2PmzWvoVIL …

Mapping Mexican Cities via Phone

Twitter: Monterrey Mexico on the Web: maps of Mexican cities as shown through data, specifically the use iphones and android phones. Kudos to cartographer Sasha Trubetskoy @sasha_trub ht for the retweet @simongerman600 Hashtag: #iPhoneVsAndroidMaps Embedded Tweets Monterrey, Mexico 🔴 = iPhone🔵 = Android Second biggest economy in Mexico, highly developed and "Americanized". But also quite …

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious holiday that primarily takes place between October 31st and November 2nd. Mexico may have the most spectacular festivals in the hemisphere. Well …

Náhuatl

Poster Náhuatl is a language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Náhuatl are spoken by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua peoples, most of whom live in central Mexico. Also spelled: Nawatl Hashtags: #LenguaNáhuatl Vocabulary Tlazocamati (tlah-so-cah-mah-tee) = Thank you = Gracias Videos Sesión 1. Las lenguas mesoamericanas y el náhuatl – Curso básico de …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to domesticate …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Essay We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. In 2020 look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. …

Francisco Toledo

Photo: Pochote Remembering Mexican artist Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940, Juchitán, Oaxaca – September 5, 2019) Embedded Tweets My obituary of Francisco Toledo, Mexican artist, painter, activist & cultural promoter for @TheArtNewspaper https://t.co/f7KSnP2hs5 #Mexico — Elizabeth Mistry (@ElizabethMistry) September 8, 2019 #Toledo me dio la oportunidad de darle voz en #zapoteco de Teotitlán Del Valle …

Mexico City Metro

Photo: Pino Suarez Metro The Mexico City Metro, officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo, often shortened to STC, is a rapid transit system that serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including some municipalities in Mexico State. It is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City Subway. FYI Began …