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Posts tagged ‘festival’

Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the state of Oaxaca to celebrate their traditional dances, clothing and foods. Read more

Fiesta: Virgin of Guadalupe

Last night I waited with my friend in a crowd of hundreds for the fireworks to begin. It was the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and now after 3 days of cansados (street parades), blessings, food and gatherings, we were finally going to see the piece de resistance: a Castillo (firework castle) set alight. Read more

Dia de los Muertos

A bus trip to 2 cemeteries for dia de los muertos did not sound like my idea of subtlety. In fact I wondered if it was a good idea at all to spend 5 hours wandering around in the dark in small town cemetaries near Oaxaca to see a (admittedly important) dia de los muertos tradition. My misgivings increased as I sat surrounded by camera toting mainly American tourists in van #2 of 3 (there was also a bus) to travel in convoy to our first stop – the Xoxocotlan cemetery. Read more

The Great Bun-Fight

Per capita, I think Wellington punches well above its weight for sheer number of different great eateries. Not even really trying, you have several fantastic options on most streets. Some are hidden away and need a local’s recommendation, but then lo and behold, the ultimate Wellington foodie festival, Wellington on a Plate; with fantastic restaurants identified, recommended and laid out in a guide and suddenly I have a laser-beam focus. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Design*Sponge

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A Healthy Happier Bear

Striving for moderation while taking in all that Europe has to offer!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated