Market Days in Oaxaca

Photo: Zaachila Market days in Oaxaca are among the most famous in the country. Open air markets are moveable feasts traced back for centuries. They are often called a tianguis, an expression going back to the open air markets of the Aztecs. The tianguis is different than the established markets — mercados — where vendors …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Työs meep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Ciudad de Oaxaca has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Nearby towns have their own markets and market days. An analogy: If markets are Mexico’s own tree of life, then …

Oaxaca Markets: Pochote Arquitos (2003-2009)

Photo Oaxaca City, Oaxaca – Pochote Market began in November 2003 at the Pochote Cultural Center with the support of Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo. The market moved several times in 2004 and returned to the Pochote in the fall. Dichos Cada dia quiero hacer las cosas mejor. Con calma nos amanece. No por mucho madrugar, …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market 2006 Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have the …

Mexico’s Marvelous Mercados

Photo: Guadalajara Mexico’s markets are among the finest in the world. Traditional markets link the present with the past and hopefully the future. A friend leads first-time visitors through Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum in Chapultepec Park. He purposefully stops at the maquetas (models) that depict markets held in the days before Columbus and Cortez. Take …

Supporting Pochote Xochimilco (2016)

Members of the Pochote Xochimilco Market in Oaxaca, Mexico have staged a peaceful protest in the Plaza de la Danza outside the City Hall (Palacio Municipal). Neighbours from the Xochimilco neighborhood have complained about the market and demand its removal. The protest seeks to show support for the market. Details on Facebook Consider me present …