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Celebrating Our Arrival to San Martin Talcajete, Oaxaca in Full Headdress

Celebrating Our Arrival to San Martin Talcajete, Oaxaca in Full Headdress

Selected as a Mexico Ambassador in blogger program run in conjunction with Visit Mexico a few years back, I traveled to Oaxaca City for the first time. Before that, I traveled to the state of Oaxaca for a birthday weekend surf excursion in Puerto Escondido, but this was my first time to the colonial city, […]

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Postcard-Late to the Party in Oaxaca

Postcard-Late to the Party in Oaxaca

Walking on the streets of Oaxaca City is a must. And like any Mexican destination, visitors will find surprises. Good surprises. Surprises that force a smile, surprises that create curiosity, and surprises that display the colorful culture of Mexico. One afternoon in Oaxaca I witnessed one such surprise. During my stroll of the streets of […]

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Three Surprises at the Market in Oaxaca

Three Surprises at the Market in Oaxaca

On each and every new trip to a city, certain adventures always rise to the top of my to-do list. One is a walk and after I strolled the streets of Oaxaca on Sunday, I decided to make sure I performed another “must” the following morning. I headed straight to the main market, Mercado Benito Juarez, […]

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The Alebrijes of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca

The Alebrijes of San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca

We exited the bus and entered the streets in the midst of a parade, but unlike other parades this celebration was staged. Music, headdress, and confetti created a warm, festive scene. No doubt, local residents considered us their guests of honor. Such fanfare might not exist for everyone who enters San Martin Tilcajete, but after an […]

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Stroll the Streets of Oaxaca

Stroll the Streets of Oaxaca

A stroll or a walk through city streets tells the story. It can speak of the culture and the cuisine. It can provide clues about the past and even point to the future. Yes, the walk allows a visitor to survey the scene and learn about the locals. On my first free day in Oaxaca […]

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Writing About the True Danger of ‘Mexico Today’

Writing About the True Danger of ‘Mexico Today’

I recall looking out the window and seeing nothing but urban sprawl as far as the eye could see; it was Mexico City.  When I first set off on assignment to the city of over twenty million, I wondered why I agreed.  Everyone I knew warned me about the dangers lurking in the capital city. […]

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A Mexican Pipeline Birthday

A Mexican Pipeline Birthday

I take my birthday off every year. That did not change this year and was no different during the days when I called Mexico City my home. That year, I decided my September surf session would not be at the Jersey Shore or Fire Island, but in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. “Puerto,” as it is charmingly […]

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Sunset Sunday – Puerto Escondido

Sunset Sunday – Puerto Escondido

Simply known as Puerto. The sleepy fishing village in Oaxaca, Mexico also claims home to the Mexican Pipeline. A perfect pacific Mexican escape. I enjoyeda long weekend on the coastal beach town of “Puerto” when I called Mexico City my home.  And although I prefer the Mazatlan native “el Pacifico,” I can hardly disagree that the […]

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