Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Market Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Sunday Market Sunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the Central Valleys. Locals used to refer to this market …

Oaxaca City’s Comala Restaurant

Logo Favorite places and people Oaxaca City: Comala Location: Pino Suárez #300 Key Links https://www.facebook.com/Comalarestaurant https://www.facebook.com/Comalarestaurant/videos/1565611183485650/ 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 #300 The restaurant …

CORTV

Elsewhere on the Web The Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation, is a government agency of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state. Official spin: CORTV is a public non-profit means of communication that fosters the socio-cultural wealth of the state …

ByT Band

Logo Fave music Oaxaca, Mexico – The six-member Blandas y Tlayudas Band – bytband.com – performs rocksteady music, a fusion of the traditional music with a Jamaican accent. Key Links bytband.com Facebook iTunes Soundcloud Spotify YouTube @bytband 2019 Bus https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Previous Videos https://youtu.be/xIh1UojHyxU Facebook Spanish El rocksteady de Oaxaca se deja ver y oír a …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Name the flower Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. July 7 is World Chocolate Day, chocolate said to have been introduced in Europe on July 7, 1550. We celebrate #WorldChocolateDay by giving a shoutout to Doña Lucia and family, …

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 …

Weavers of Teotitlán del Valle

Poster Looking for a beautiful rug, carpet or weaving? Walk with the weavers in <ahref=”/teotitlan-del-valle”>Teotitlán del Valle! Visitors find many of the doors open to the family homes/workshops in the Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle. Almost every family in this village earns part of their livelihood from weaving. This directory — created free of …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

Angela Mendoza

Photo: Angela Mendoza Happy birthday, Angela! Befriending an artisan means meeting the family … and the town and ever-widening circles. For those keen on tourism that prioritizes faces as well as places, this page celebrates the work of Angela Mendoza, her family and many friends. She sells her weavings from her home workshop in Teotitlán …