Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Día de Plaza Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Google Maps Sunday MarketSunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the Central Valleys. Locals …

Oaxaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day, Santiago Juxtlahuaca There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys, and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.comMoon Travel Oaxaca Parks Cities and Towns Features Planeta.com

Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Parque Alameda Oaxaca City is the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico. The city is located in the Central Valley of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, at 17°05’N 96°45″W, elevation: 1,550 meters or 5,000 feet. Looking ahead … on April 25, 2032 Oaxaca City celebrates its 500th anniversary. Before that, we are updating …

Ricardo López Pinacho

Poster: 2012 World Environment Day Photo Safari Kudos to Oaxacan artist and tree sculptor Ricardo López Pinacho who carved a menagerie of animals and human figures from tree stumps in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Our challenge. Take a photo Embedded Tweets Photos Video Foursquarehttps://foursquare.com/v/escultura-del-jaguar/5256f33011d27a855247a24fhttps://foursquare.com/v/escultura-del-danzante-dancer-carving/513a4576e4b0a69f6cbb147ehttps://foursquare.com/v/escultura-de-carnero-ram-carving/4fbed656e4b082ac65d8715f FlickrSculptures by Ricardo Lopez Pinacho Elsewhere on the WebFiguras de troncos de …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: At the church (2007) Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 Natural WorldIn the Náhuatl language of …

Angela Mendoza Martínez

Photo: Angela Mendoza Befriending an artisan means befriending the family … and the town, and ever-widening circles of friends. For those keen on travel and tourism that prioritizes faces as well as places, this page celebrates my (Ron Mader) friendship with Angela Mendoza Martínez, her family, the community of Teotitlán del Valle and many friends. …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. Embedded Tweets HistoryChocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca What would locals like others know about Oaxaca? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesEs grande plasmar nuestras raíces en cada lienzoTourists are welcome in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their increasingly bad behavior is not. – Washington PostBoris Spider, un artista popular – Sucedio en OaxacaOaxaca: amores de cantera verde y grana cochinilla …

Francisco Toledo

Photo: Pochote Remembering Mexican artist Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940, Juchitán, Oaxaca – September 5, 2019) Embedded Tweets Key [email protected] HeadlinesFrancisco Toledo, el artista más importante de MéxicoFrancisco Toledo, renowned Mexican artist and activist, has died, aged 79 – @ElizabethMistry @TheArtNewspaperFallece el maestro Francisco Toledo – NoticiasMexican expressionist artist Francisco Toledo dies at 79 – …

CORTV

Elsewhere on the Web The Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation, is a government agency of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state. Official spin: CORTV is a public non-profit means of communication that fosters the socio-cultural wealth of the state …