Category Archives: Oaxaca

HERE WITH THE WIND

One thing we’ve learned since our arrival in Oaxaca 3 weeks ago is – Mexicans like to make noise. This was the case in Oaxaca City and Juchitan, where we heard beat-heavy music and bullet-like firecrackers late into the night. And … Continue reading

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MEET BART (Or how Steph and Ivan challenged gender norms in Comitancillo)

Before heading out of Juchitan, our cab driver and trusted guide Rolando had the great idea to take us to the local fish market. We knew instinctively that this was an opportunity not to be missed, even though we had … Continue reading

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JUCHITAN — J.A.P.-KILLER

Our road from Oaxaca City to Juchitan was only a little less bumpy than our ride to Mitla. For some reason we still can’t fathom, we opted for a 7am bus ticket, necessitating our waking at the ungodly hour of … Continue reading

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ANCIENT RUINS / MODERN MISTAKES

This past weekend, we decided to do the tourist thing, and dropped 200 pesos per person to be guided through Oaxaca’s Central Valley. Little did we know, our 8 hour-long excursion would not only be an introduction to the landscape, … Continue reading

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PROTESTING THE PROTEST

As mentioned in our previous post, our initial flight from Houston to Oaxaca had a few problems. There we were sitting on the plane, getting totally psyched to spend our first night in Mexico, when the bearded, redhead, cracked-out flight … Continue reading

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AN EPIC FIRST DAY

After a couple blips in the travel schedule – ie, a cancelled flight and a lovely night at, quote unquote, America’s Best Value Inn in Houston (Italics ours) we finally arrived in Oaxaca City. 1st stop: El Diablo y La … Continue reading

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