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Botana Oaxaca – Oaxacan Sample Platter

A Oaxacan sample platter would not be complete without grasshoppers. Pork rinds are definitely another staple. And, Oaxacan cheese.

These, though, are not my favorite things Oaxaca has to offer. 106 more words


Danzón, a dance for all...

Last Sunday, Oaxaca bid adiós to the 10º Nacional Festival de Danzón, the stately dance from Cuba that has captivated Oaxaca.  Alas, I only managed to catch the very end.  144 more words


Favorite Foods ... State by State

I saw a wonderful article in Buzzfeed, listing a typical dish for each of the 31 Mexican states… 32 after counting Mexico City, which is a separate federal district. 245 more words



Following class in the small town, you linger, like a stray, intent to watch the shepherd secure his flock behind the blue door, to hear the church bells clang the hour, to see a couple of almost-fireworks shot into the breeze. 107 more words


Spanish Class Two

La Luna

La luna se puede tomar a chcharadas

o como una capsula cads dos horas.

Es buena para hipnotico y sedante

Y tambien alivia… 544 more words


Guacamayas Verdes

Last April I visited a little town in Oaxaca called Tecomavaca.  What I saw there was amazing.  I never got around to writing about it, but a friend of mine, Jesi Friedly, did.   1,061 more words

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Flowers so sweet...

The rainy season transforms the Plumeria (aka, Frangipani) in my rooftop garden.  Large lush leaves sprout from naked stalks and flowers materialize, perfuming the terrace with the heady scent of the tropics.  41 more words