We’re on a Bridge to Nowhere

And what was your favorite part of the trip mama? It was all great but I loved seeing, touching, and standing on that bridge. Not the one hanging nearly 30 meters above the waterfall, the one that was built 400 years before I was born. 400 years. A bridge. And there it is. Still standing.… Continue reading We’re on a Bridge to Nowhere

San Martin Huamelulpam: A Little Flower in the Mixteca

Between San Pedro and San Pablo Tespocolula and Tlaxiaco, just a bit after the very quaint Santiago Yolomecatl you see an arch off to the side of the highway announcing the entrance to San Martin Huamelulpam.  This little town of under 2000 inhabitants has the fortune of being just off the highway. I suppose that… Continue reading San Martin Huamelulpam: A Little Flower in the Mixteca

Santiago Yosondua

Sometimes, putting in greater effort brings a greater reward. The town of Santiago Yosundua and its Cascada Esmeralda, is one of those cases. It’s possibly one of the best places I’ve ever been to, but it’s such a trek that I’ve only been there twice. The trip from Oaxaca de Juarez would take about 6 hours… Continue reading Santiago Yosondua

La Ruta Dominica–The Dominican Route

In 1529, Dominican monks arrived in what is today the state of Oaxaca. Here they found large populations of indigenous peoples with a wealth of natural resources which they used to construct massive temples and convents to aid in the conversion of the local populations. Their goal was to establish a convent at intervals of… Continue reading La Ruta Dominica–The Dominican Route

Leaf Cutter Pizza?

This post recently came across my Facebook feed. It starts off like this: “A night of rain and pizza?” “What do you want on it?” “Chicatanas!” Chicatanas are large winged ants that come up out of the ground shortly after the first few rains of the rainy season. I have known of them and that… Continue reading Leaf Cutter Pizza?

Feria in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca

With the rainy season well underway, and the hillsides bright green, July is a great time to visit the Mixtec Region of Oaxaca. But a trip to Huajuapan between July 12 and the 24th is made that much better by the Expo Feria and religious festivities for Nuestro Señor de las Corazones. You maybe surprised… Continue reading Feria in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca