Teotitlán del Valle Talking Dictionary

Screenshot The Zapotec Talking Dictionary of Teotitlán del Valle began in 2013. This project has received collaboration from 35 native speakers from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Spotlight feature for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. Key Linkstalkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/teotitlan/talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu What we love: everything. Visiting Teotitlán del Valle is one of the sweetest experiences in the world, …

Saludos Oaxaca

Poster Greetings to friends in Oaxaca, Mexico Google Docdocs.google.com/document/d/1nbgCxQC4_guMBwvPq4LjFi_vqzj6P5bF0rtVprhp2ew Artwork MixtecoTa’bintió = Gracias = Thank you (Mixteco de Padre Uvi) Videoshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9ixSPzKO0A Indigenous Languages of Oaxaca   Good morning Good afternoon Good evening Good night Thank you You’re welcome Delicious How are you? Fine Yes See you later Goodbye Ayuuk (Mixe) de Santa Maria Ocotepec Tyos …

Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Photo: Ron Mader, Semana Cultural (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, it was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec Route. The name is taken from the town …

Buying Crafts in Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, Arial Playas’ Carved Salmon Collectors seeking traditional black pottery or painted wooden figures can arrange visits to the homes and workshops of the artisans. Here’s our guide to the featured crafts from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Support your favorite artisans! Because the pandemic discourages travel, many of our artisan friends are …

Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agricultural …

Mazunte

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez / Rebozo Tours (Some rights reserved) The Pacific coast town of Mazunte is famous for its sea turtles and recommended for chilling out. First the turtles. Thousands of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys) turtles arrive en masse to lay their eggs in nearby Escobilla Bay. The nesting season usually begins in May and …

Where to buy folk art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Woven ipod @ Veronica Lazo Mendoza Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven textiles, ceramics, or elaborate wooden figures – the famous alebrijes – you might be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Salmon (Arial Playas) March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano). The date is the feast day of Saint Joseph, the human father of Jesus and a carpenter by trade. Oaxaca Spotlight Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos …