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73 – Yes, so he says, but then men often lie...

…And loving words they speak ought to be written in rapid winds and water flowing by.*

Catullus speaks about women, or one particular woman, rather, but we were in the 21st century last time I checked, and one can surely take the artistic liberty to transpose, especially given the circumstances. 2,281 more words


Monte Albán

Mar 8 – One of the many reasons to visit Oaxaca is its proximity to the ruins of Monte Albán, which was the largest city known in Mesoamerica, inhabited by up to 20,000 people, that thrived over a period from 500BCE to 1000CE. 319 more words


Oaxaca Welcome

It is March, the Jacaranda are in bloom, and I am in Oaxaca (wah-HAH-kah), the capital city of the southern Mexican state of the same name. 625 more words

Slow Travel

Monte Albán, Mexico

About thirty minutes from the city of Oaxaca, in Mexico, is a treasure of an archaelogical site that turned out to be my favorite thing to do in Mexico: Monte Albán. 219 more words


The Travel Diaries: Oaxaca, Mexico (food, food, food!)

Oaxaca is known as the culinary capital of Mexico, and those of you who frequent a certain well-known Mexican restaurant chain may, or may not, be surprised to know Oaxaca is pronounced ‘Wahaca’. 917 more words


Rise and Fall

It’s early in the morning but the sun is already sharp above us, the air clear. We’re among the first onto the grounds of Monte Albán that day, which I like, because the grassy plains between the pyramids stretch out empty before me. 203 more words


Oaxaca, Oaxaca

Oaxaca. Even the name draws you in. It has the highest indigenous population of any state in México with hundreds of indigenous languages still being spoken. 2,436 more words