Corazón de Luz: Help Us Provide Lasting Memories!

We want to take, print and give family photos to local families in Oaxaca who currently do not have family photos and don't have access to keeping their precious memories this way. Help us fund this project so we can provide family photos for free. The Idea As you know by now, I am a … Continue reading Corazón de Luz: Help Us Provide Lasting Memories!

Living With Gods

There is a mountain standing watch over the village of Teotitlán de Valle in Oaxaca. Referred to as Brother Mountain by the locals, and otherwise known as Picacho, this mountain plays a very important role in the community here in the central valley region of Oaxaca. Teotitlán del Valle is a small community of around … Continue reading Living With Gods

Mexican Cooking Class – Zapotec Style

Using a metate (stone grinding table) is ridiculously hard work! Having spent 7 months in Oaxaca now, I have seen metates in many different traditional kitchens, but I had never considered the strength (and endurance) you must have to use one! Grinding chilis and other spices into a fine paste so they could be used … Continue reading Mexican Cooking Class – Zapotec Style

Old Men, Wolf-Men & Superman

I knew something was up when a man in a wolf mask, clad in a Mexican flag inspired skirt, white long sleeve shirt and black glove on one hand ran past me, disappearing up the stairs into the town municipal building. Children clustered at the end of the veranda, with the younger children hiding behind … Continue reading Old Men, Wolf-Men & Superman

How Much Is That One Over There?

Is bargaining really 'fair'? It’s a fine line when you are travelling – how do you know you are not just being charged tourist prices? And when is it OK to bargain? When I arrived in Oaxaca, not knowing the correct prices for things – and nothing is marked – I overpaid a few times … Continue reading How Much Is That One Over There?