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The Best of Oaxaca City

Oaxaca became my favourite city in Mexico pretty quickly, not least of all because it’s visually beautiful. Here’s a few of the things I loved about it. 666 more words


Mole, mole, mole

The iconic Mexican sauce not the facial adornment of course.

Growing up, mole was the sauce with chocolate (yes, chocolate!!!) that I tried at a few suburban Mexican restaurants and never understood. 893 more words


Band of white gold

The dancers get most of the press, but the musicians are some of the unsung heroes of all the Guelaguetza performances.  And, I have to say, yesterday the… 50 more words


ze trivia no. 2

Where they come up with that dadgum crazy spelled name,”Oaxaca”, anyway?

OK, so one time this Gringero with a speech impediment was on a “vacacio’n” down south of the yonder border thar’–long before Der Drumpf’s Wall, of course–and. 40 more words


San Marcos Tlapazola

A Mexico first for me: yesterday, in order to get from Tlacolula (home of a huge Sunday market) to the small town of San Marcos Tlapazola, we and our friend Jacki took one of the ubiquitous tarp-covered trucks that are a cheaper alternative to taxis. 566 more words


Guelaguetza goddess selected

On Friday, Diosa Centéotl was selected to reign over the Guelaguetza festivities.  The eight regions of the state of Oaxaca were all represented by the 33 contestants competing for the honor.  464 more words


What to Pack in Your Makeup Bag

Hi hi! So, I’m going to show you guys what I pack in my make up bag, just because packing is always such a struggle for me. 696 more words