Natalia Lafourcade was in Oaxaca tonight giving a free concert at the Plaza de la Danza. She came as part of the 80th year celebrating the Guelaguetza. This first video advertises the concert along with a parade of 1,200 artist that will be in the streets tomorrow. The following two videos are an example of … Continue reading Natalia Lafourcade in Oaxaca
When visiting Oaxaca the sheer change of scenery and newness of it all is very alluring. You have little to no lasting contact with the locals. You are seeing places and people for the first time. It may even be your first exposure to the Mexican culture. You might even be eating things you never … Continue reading Why the Valley?
Banamex has sponsored a video of one of my all-time favorite Mexican songs – Cielito Lindo, which has recently become somewhat of a theme song for Mexicans all over the world. This version is very interesting because it involves people from all walks of life. The English translation is: Through dark tresses, heavenly one, a … Continue reading Cielito Lindo
In honor of this year’s Feria Internacional del Mezcal – on it’s 15th year now – here is a video showing the lengthy but worthwhile process of how Mezcal is made. It’s amazing how it can take up to eight years before the agave plant is ready to be harvested! After the harvest it can … Continue reading Mezcal is from Oaxaca
A nice 4 minute video compilation about Oaxaca. There are no words so you don’t have to worry about understanding Spanish just yet. Take a look and see the beauty of Oaxaca I have learned to love over the years!
Here is a great video about eleven of the many wonderful things to see in Oaxaca. It’s in Spanish, but if you don’t understand at least you can see what Oaxaca is like.
Around this time of year (usually during the first rain), these little fellows come out and become part of Oaxaca's gastronomical tradition. Salsa de Chicatanas is a traditional salsa made from these large flying ants and other ingredients. Chicatanas are the queen ants and are pretty aggressive. They have large pincers that can cause a … Continue reading Salsa de Chicatanas (Ant Salsa) Recipe
I found an interesting article about the population explosion in Santa María Atzompa - a suburb of Oaxaca City. It's part of a series about immigration that the NY Times is running. NY Times - Migrants' New Paths Reshaping Latin America
I was looking for an article I recently read about the population explosion in Santa María Atzompa and I stumbled across this interesting article from the New York Times. It´s a little touristy, but check it out, especially the comments from the readers as they give some nice alternatives to the norm. New York Times … Continue reading 36 Hours in Oaxaca