If you’ve spent much time in Mexico, especially in smaller cities and towns, you may have noticed special decorative archways in front of a church or on the road into a town that get put up at festival times. These can be made from a wide variety of different natural or synthetic materials but one… Continue reading Arches of “Flowers”
Roundabout 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 into existence and hope it will stick so I knew I had to just wait. I think now, in the week of… 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 it… Continue reading September 19, 2018
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
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