Round about when I was a senior in high school or maybe a freshman in college I set a life goal for myself of coining a phrase. I knew you couldn’t force a term in to existence and hope it will stick so I knew I had to just wait. I think now, in the… Continue reading Guelaguetzafication
Guadalupe Cuatepec, Oaxaca. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, this is the place for you. This town with a population of little more than one hundred people, is located near Suchitepec, which is near Miltepec, which is near Huajuapan, in the far north-west corner of the state of Oaxaca. There are a… Continue reading Guadalupe Cuatepec
I’m not ready. Tomorrow there will be a city wide drill, and I’m not ready. I thought I was. I wrote about the September 7th quake and it helped to remember, lay it out in words so I can send it off and no longer hold it in. Over the past year I’ve talked about… Continue reading September 19, 2018
I’m just not that into patriotism. Never have been, I’m really more of the “citizen of the world” type. But there are two countries I’m particularly not patriotic about, the two I know best. The one I lived the first half of my life in and the one I’ve lived the second half of my… Continue reading ¿Viva?
It was ten minutes to midnight, I was sitting at my kitchen table working on a translation between Candy Crush lives. I heard it before I felt it. It sounded like heavy machinery rumbling down in the riverbed behind my house–something that would not have been strange to hear had it not been ten minutes… Continue reading September 7th
Where to stay when visiting the Mixteca? While not a tourist destination itself, the city of Huajuapan de León is the transportation hub for the Mixteca and makes a good place to stay while exploring the Mixteca. The best choice for lodging in Huajuapan would be the Maroma Boutique Hotel. This small hotel has an… Continue reading Overnighting in the Mixteca
Wait-I thought this was beyond the known, the Guelaguezta is probably the most well known tourist extravaganza in the whole state–isn’t it? Why yes, it is. And strangly traditional and untraditional, but maybe some other time I will post about Loma Bonita’s contribution to the Guelaguezta, developed just a few years ago. Today I just… Continue reading Guelaguetza