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International Workers Day – Oaxaca style

I knew something was up when I was woken by several large trucks idling at the kerb outside my door at 5.30am Friday morning. The marching band (trumpets, drums, saxophone) coming down the street several hours later confirmed it.
Walking to work I turned the corner to find the street full of people parading down towards the zocalo, each contingent carrying large vinyl signs and hundreds of large trucks parked nose to tail down the sides of the road. It only hit me what was going on after I had passed my first approx. 300 people. Friday was May 1st, and International Workers Day or Día Internacional de los Trabajadores. Read more

Procession of Silence

Last night, being Good Friday, the main pedestrian street was lined with people for an annual tradition known as the Procesión del Silencio or the Procession of Silence. Now in its 28th year, the parade winds its way through the downtown streets of Oaxaca de Juarez, watched by thousands of people who line the route.
Easter – or semana santa is one of the largest and most important religious holidays in Mexico. Read more

Fiesta: el Cristo Negro de Esquipulas

All last week Oaxaca, fighting a withdrawal from a week without festivals, has been gearing up for el Cristo Negro de Esquipulas (the black Christ of Esquipulas), which culminated last night in a giant 3-story castillo (firework tower), dancing monos and pyrotechnics to beat New Year. 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

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated