Visiting the Tule Tree

Photo: Tule Tree Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del Tule) grows near Oaxaca City. Residents celebrate the famous Tule Tree the second Monday of October. It’s a big party fit for a big tree! The Tule Tree may not be the tallest or the oldest tree in the world, but it …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Dios mep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico Essay 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 …

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 …

Comala, Oaxaca

Favorite places to eat and drink Oaxaca City: Comala New location in 2017: Pino Suárez #300 Key Links https://www.facebook.com/Comalarestaurant History The earliest incarnation of the restaurant opened in 1996. It then changed to Decano on 5 de Mayo. In 2007 the restaurant changed address to Allende and became Comala again. And in 2018: Pino Suárez …

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 …

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

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 Tweets …

Oaxaca: Xiguela Tienda

Oaxaca City, Mexico – One of our favorite local food stores is changing location this month. Check out Xiguela at its new home at Alianza #307. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm and 3:45pm-6pm Saturday: 9am-3pm ‘Xiguela’ means ‘the nature of the human being’ in the Zapotec language of the Isthmus. ‘Xiguela’ signficia ‘la naturaleza del ser humano’ …

Oaxaca Easter 2018

Photos and tweets from Oaxaca, Mexico during Easter Week and Holy Week 2018. Special spotlight on the artisans and artists. Suggestions welcome as we curate Facebook posts and tweets. Request – Please show us photos from the local markets, fairs and altars. If you take pictures of people, please ask their permission. Viernes de Dolores …