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
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?
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
Oaxaca is, in my opinion, the crown jewel of Mexico. I’m not the only one who thinks so, and it’s not hard to find information about visiting the City of Oaxaca and the area immediately surrounding it. But the treasures don’t stop an hour outside of the city. There are wonderful places to visit all… Continue reading Welcome to Undiscovered Oaxaca
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