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I love taking the bus out to the villages surrounding Oaxaca City.  I love knowing how to get the bus, the one that states Villas XOXO to Parque de Amor to the bus with Arrazola posted on the front. 176 more words


One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

It was the time of the Big, the biggest pyramid in the world, the biggest tree in the world, and the big three-oh.

We left Mexico City bound for Cholula, a small-ish town outside the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Puebla. 1,619 more words


Mexico days 5 - 7

I was supposed to be in Puebla on day 5 but Oaxaca has taken hold and won’t let me leave. Everyday the adventure plans itself guiding me through this quaint yet bustling city. 468 more words

Travel Photography

Oaxaca City - Mezcal, Mayans & a little Mayhem

Our first bus ride in Mexico was in a fancy ADO bus, which runs throughout the country. The stations and the buses are way better than New York’s Port Authority terminal, although that’s barely any standard. 720 more words

Central & South America

'Notes from Monte Alban' - Inspiration from Mexico's Zapotec Pyramid

Although I was originally drawn to neolithic sacred places in Old Europe for their feminine energy, I now find myself living in Mexico – a rich landscape of pyramids and archeological sites. 404 more words


We’ve been in Oaxaca more than a week now and we’ve kept up our pace of field-trips and activities nearly every day. In addition to three days of language, culture, and history classes per week, we’ve visited a number of local markets, a locally-based food sovereignty NGO, and most spectacularly the enormous Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán. 751 more words

oaxacaLIVE: Day 3

Having finally blogged Machu Picchu, I find a place I never knew existed. Monte Albán is a pre-Columbian, roughly active 1000 years, abandoned around 500-750 AD, this mountaintop site is about 6,000 feet above sea level. 421 more words

Visual Arts