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HIERVE EL AGUA, Oaxaca, Mexico

HIERVE EL AGUA, Oaxaca, Mexico  Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small, and in return, life and travel, leaves marks on you.  Anthony Bourdain Hierve el Agua is a set of natural rock formations. The two rock cliffs rise between […]


  MITLA, OAXACA, MEXICO Do yourself a favour before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.  Jhumpa Lahiri According to Wikipedia, Mitla is the […]


SANTA MARIA DE TULE We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.  John Hope Franklin  On the church grounds in the town center of Santa Maria de Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca […]

Traditional Zapotec rugs

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.  Miriam Beard A short drive from Oaxaca City is the tiny town of Teotitlán del Valle, famous for the production of the traditional woven Zapotec rugs. It is their primary economic activity […]

Exploring Monte Albán

EXPLORING MONTE ALBÁN Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than  by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover…. Mark Twain Monte Albán is the most important […]

First Day in Oaxaca

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. – Michael Palin In comparison to other capital cities, Oaxaca is relatively small with a population of 280,000 in town and 800,000 in the outlying areas. It was in the […]

Travelling to Oaxaca

The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only one page. Saint Augustine We flew from Manzanilla to Mexico City where we boarded the bus that was to be our constant mode of transportation for the rest of the trip until we returned to Mexico City. It was a 6-hour bus […]


VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE CELEBRATION When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. – Clifton Fadiman  Some of our Mexican family The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe began after the Spaniards conquered […]


SHADES OF MELAQUE  “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place, you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently too…….. Terry Pratchett There are many shades to any town, some dark, and foreboding, other shades on the […]


PACKING TIPS  Never let your mind tell your heart not to wander. As I was packing for our 4-month trip to Mexico, I thought this would be a good time to share tips that I have gleaned from other blogs, friends, plus lessons I have learned myself. Here are some tips and not necessarily in […]