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In my self-directed studies of international development, I’ve been introduced to Gustavo Esteva – a “post-development” theorist and practitioner from Mexico who has worked with the Zapatista movement and describes himself as a “grassroots activist and deprofessionalized intellectual.” I find his writing poignant, his ideas original, and his message inspiring. 44 more words


Oaxaca – A Historical Mexican City Rich in Culture

For many people, exploring the local culture is a central part of their travel experience. Travel company Adventure Life understands these travelers’ needs and interests and offers vacation packages that allow visitors to get to know local cultures in an authentic, enjoyable way. 127 more words

Adventure Life Reviews

A night at: Quinta Real Oaxaca, Mexico

As soon as I walk through the vast doorway of the Quinta Real Oaxaca, I know I have arrived somewhere special. History seeps from every well-preserved brick of this building. 418 more words


A Day in the Life on World Tour - Zipolite, Oaxaca

We have been in Zipolite, Oaxaca now for a couple of weeks and have really settled into our little place, Tres Cabanas, quite well. Aside from our weekend trips and gatherings with Lindsey and Edgar (and our new friend Annie!), weekday life is pretty slow and similar actually to life back home in San Diego (without a job of course), except you wake up to roosters, everyone speaks Spanish, and the ocean is so warm you can stay in it for hours without a wetsuit! 929 more words

Latin America

Bici friendly

In the 5+ years that I have been living here, Oaxaca has become much more bike friendly.  It’s a good thing too, because traffic, even without the bloqueos (blockades), has gotten much worse.  234 more words


Butterflies & blossoms

What can I say?  I guess I have become a true Oaxaqueña — at least when it comes to temperatures below 70ºF.  Doors and windows have been closed all day, I’m wearing wool socks and a sweater, and space heater is on.  69 more words