Month: June 2016

Making Art and Waiting for the Revolution

As you may have seen in the news, the state of Oaxaca is encased in a bit of turmoil. The teachers are protesting reforms, and many others are joining in the fight against what they are calling a corrupt government. Daily protests are the… Continue Reading “Making Art and Waiting for the Revolution”

So much political unrest… so little time

When I was in my early 20’s, I lived in Israel for several months. I recall one day my mother calling me with a frantic tone in her voice. Watching CNN, she had seen scud missiles being dropped on that tiny country and wanted… Continue Reading “So much political unrest… so little time”

Daily Adventures… On Mexico Time

My students and I generally watch this movie every year called Pulling Strings. It’s about an American woman working at an embassy in Mexico City. It is basically a rom-com, but I like it because the movie is equally in English and Spanish (It’s… Continue Reading “Daily Adventures… On Mexico Time”

Language School

The girls started language classes Monday at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. They were apprehensive at first, because rather than letting them take the children’s’ classes, I signed them up for the adult classes. I figured that if they were here to learn, they… Continue Reading “Language School”

Oaxaca – The Magical Craft Route

When it comes to material objects, I think most people have certain items that they covet more than others. As for myself, I have a slight issue with scarves and bags. When my aunt and I came to Oaxaca when I was 19, I… Continue Reading “Oaxaca – The Magical Craft Route”

El Tule

Today we ventured east of the city to the pueblo of Santa Maria del Tule, the famed home of El Tule, a 2000 year old cypress tree that many say is the oldest and largest tree in Latin America. It has a trunk the… Continue Reading “El Tule”

Monte Albán and the Not So Historically Correct Tour Guide

Today we ventured to the ancient city of the Zapotec Indians… Monte Albán.  It is perched high above the city of Oaxaca on a hilltop and offers spectacular views of the city and the surrounding pueblitos.  At one time, Monte Albán had upwards of 40,000 inhabitants and… Continue Reading “Monte Albán and the Not So Historically Correct Tour Guide”

Mi Nueva Rutina Diaria

Another day comes to a close and I often think my family and I are losing our edge as travelers. Either that, or we are simply evolving in our traveling ways. When I was younger, I would land in a place, take out the… Continue Reading “Mi Nueva Rutina Diaria”

Bienvenidos a Oaxaca

Bienvenidos a Oaxaca. After twelve hours in airports and on airplanes, we finally landed in Oaxaca last night around 8:00. I think I have decided that I really don’t like airport layovers. Sitting in an airport for upwards of seven hours straight is simply… Continue Reading “Bienvenidos a Oaxaca”

And we’re off….

¡Hola y feliz verano! This summer my family and I are off to Oaxaca, Mexico for a month.  We have waited until the last possible moment to pack, but I must say, it is certainly easier when everyone fends for themselves.  Two backpacks for four… Continue Reading “And we’re off….”