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Sunday December 17 2017




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Overview of Barro Negro of San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca

Black Pottery Decorative Art Form Development The plastics revolution of the 1960’s had a profound impact on the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca. Throughout the decade, a dramatic change occurred in the means of production employed by a segment of the indigenous Zapotec population: an industry based upon rudimentary production of grey, funct...

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One Woman’s Decision to Return to her Zapotec Roots in Oaxaca

The Role of Family and Culture in Shaping One Woman’s Decision to Return to her Zapotec Roots in, Oaxaca. Part I Gloria Morales Pérez spent most of her life in Anaheim, California, living what for many Mexican immigrants is the American dream – hard work resulting in a lifestyle that included going to the show and for Chinese food on w...

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One Woman’s Decision to Return to her Zapotec Roots in Oaxaca (Part II)

As much as Calfornia dreamin’ had indeed become a reality, a subtle sense of uneasiness eventually began to weigh upon Gloria’s psyche. Perhaps it had always been there. It wasn’t as if she had made the decision to migrate to the US and then had her dreams crushed. In her case aspirations developed as they do with American – born children...

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Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque: a Driving Tour Part I

Introduction This 2,000 kilometer driving tour serves the needs of vacationers to Oaxaca who also want to take in the sights in central Chiapas, as well as those who want to at least consider visits to the Pacific coastal resorts in Oaxaca and the Gulf beaches and cultural sights in the state of Veracruz … all without foreclosing a side trip ...

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Oaxaca to San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque: a driving tour Part II

Palenque to Orizaba, or other stopovers in Veracruz If you intend to spend the night in Córdoba or Orizaba, you might want to consider leaving Palenque early the following morning because of the driving time involved. Of course if you intend to head to the city of Veracruz, another plan might be in order. Between Palenque and Orizaba you’l...

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Wood Carvings (alebrijes) in Oaxaca, Copal and Sustainable Industry

Oaxacan wood carvings, the colorful fanciful figures popularly known as alebrijes, have been collectible folk art since the 1980s, their origins dating to as early as the 1960s. Today in the workshop of Jacobo Ángeles and María Mendoza in the town of San Martín Tilcajete, Ocotlán, they represent a sustainable industry for Oaxaca. The Ángel...

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Oaxaca Mexico Food Festival Magically Combines Mushrooms with Ecotourism, Study & Cuisine

Every summer during the rainy season in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, southern Mexico, both tourists and Oaxacan residents alike gather for a weekend of food, hiking, discovery and related activities with an emphasis on ecotourism. Their common goal is to hunt for, celebrate and learn more about wild mushrooms (hongos silvestres) in a magical sett...

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Feria Nacional del Mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico: Annual Festival Skyrockets

Mezcal, the timid little sister of tequila, has always had a rough time of it both in Mexico and further abroad. But at the beginning of this decade things began to change for Plain Jane. Mezcal has come into its own, gaining increased popularity and more importantly respect on the domestic front and internationally. The 14th annual Feria Naciona...

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Cooking in Puerto Escondido: Fish and Fruit from Mexico’s Tropics

Two of the biggest buzzwords in today’s media-dominated culinary world are “fresh” and “local,” and on a recent visit to Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, we found the food to be both. Taking advantage of the region’s abundant fresh ingredients, we shopped, cooked and ate our way through the beach town of Puerto Escondido. We had t...

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Contemplating Moving to Southern Mexico?

It took 8 years for my wife and I to find the right piece of land in Oaxaca, in the ideal location, obtain good title, decide upon an architect/project manager, and commence and complete construction. Throughout the process the learning curve was significant, as were the frustrations, fits of disillusionment and exciting moments, without regret at...

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