Leaving Oaxaca

So, its my last day here in Oaxaca. I love love love travel, but the downside of it is that there are always so many goodbyes. I have had a ball here for almost a year, met some fantastic people, done some amazing stuff, caught unusual transport, eaten some more unusual food and learned Spanish … Continue reading Leaving Oaxaca

Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico City and her brother in the United States who … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

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. In communities such as Teotitlan del … Continue reading Gearing Up For Guelaguetza

Oaxaca: A Love Letter

I have already started to catalogue the things I will miss most about leaving here. Today I paid rent for my apartment here for the last time, and I walked home hyper-aware of the clumble of cars across the cobblestoned streets, the sky, heavy with clouds behind the rounded church domes and the street carts … Continue reading Oaxaca: A Love Letter

Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)

Following on from my previous post, here are more things I recommend you add to your list if you thinking of visiting Oaxaca de Juarez. There are direct flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City several times a day, taking around 50 minutes, or if you could take the 8-10 hour bus ride. Just sayin' Tlacolula … Continue reading Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)