Learning Hard Lessons; Teacher’s Strike
The teachers take the summer off.
Journey to Ixtlán
Going off to the ‘mountains’ is not that difficult here, and Ixtlán is about 60 km northeast.
Exploring; San Felipe de Agua
We didn’t see any wild geese, but we were hot on their trail!
Tule; One big tree
It is said that this tree is the largest living thing in the world.
Visiting the Etlas
San Augustin de Etla and Villa de Etla, all in one day!
The writing’s on the wall.
In the city of Oaxaca it is alive and well.
Ethnobotanical Gardens of Oaxaca
An oasis of plants in the middle of town. At times we felt as if we could be on a different planet!
Monte Alban; A Trip Into the Past
Monte Alban is one of the most impressive of the ancient ruin sites in Mexico. During its peak, from the fourth to the eighth century, the city was inhabited by over 25,000 people. By 1000 A.D. it was abandoned. The grand plaza and tombs cover about one square mile atop a mountain that is situated […]
Tlacolula; Sunday market
Where everybody who’s anybody goes.
We heard about the “fabulous” Sunday market from a few different sources.
Weaving; warp and woof
We’ve met one of the local weavers. He just finished a beautiful big, red and black rug with the “Flor de Oaxaca” on it. This is a simple flower shape that is a symbol of peace. If he hasn’t sold it, we hope to get some pictures soon…
Santo Domingo is the biggest church in Oaxaca, and seems to be where everything happens. The grounds take up four square blocks, and consist of the church, the ex-convent (which is now a huge museum), the botanical gardens, and the buildings at the entrance to the gardens, at least part of which is a library. […]