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Variations on a Vocho

El auto del pueblo (the car of the people)…

The Volkswagen Beetle, known in Mexico as a Vocho, has been plying the highways and byways of Mexico since it made its debut in Mexico City at the “Alemania y su Industria” (Germany and its Industry) exhibition in 1954.


Puerto Escondido

I spent five unforgettable days in this happy hippy paradise hidden away the other side of the mountains from Oaxaca. We arrived in the town early in the morning and found the reception for our hostel in a bar – it’s always a sign of a quality establishment, a bar-come-reception. 1,157 more words


Oaxaca after a few days

Started wondering this morning if I’d have enough money. So I went to a bank to test a particular card. Near the end of the process the ATM announced the cost was $17.50! 859 more words


Market Spotlight: Sundays in Tlacolula

Words and photography by Ehren Seeland

There is an abundance of markets in the state of Oaxaca that collectively speak to all of the senses. Rife with livestock, produce, textiles, pottery and an array of local delicacies, one of the most authentic experiences that one can explore while visiting this intriguing region of Mexico is the variety of weekly outdoor shopping venues. 728 more words


Stages of life

Opening the door onto my terrace this morning, I was greeted with more pitaya flowers glowing in the morning light.  In the background, rain drops glistened on unripened fruit, as their dry spent flowers continued to cling to the fruit of their late night labor. 56 more words


Oaxaca: Tule, Hierve el agua, Mitla, Teotitlan, Matlatan

When you look up tourism hotspots in Oaxaca, most of them are a good way outside of the city and revolve around the ancient Zapotech culture. 817 more words

Oaxaca, days 1 and 2 in language school

School, day 1

Interactivo, a very different school from Don Quijote, the company I’ve studied with in Madrid and Granada. Mexico offers a different system of teaching Spanish. 1,221 more words