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 […]

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

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. […]