If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico each year for the past several years. This is the first year we visited in July and were able to experience the month-long festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca’s celebration of the culture, traditional dancing, crafts, and food of its eight regions.
One of the biggest parades during the month is the Desfile de Delegaciones where dancers and musicians from each of Oaxacas regions are represented. One of the highlights, and my personal favorite, is the Baile de la Flor de Piña which you can see in the video clip below.
One of our favorite things about Mexico is all the color. It’s everywhere!
Festival de Antojitos (Snacks)
Indigenous Women Vendors at the Tlacolula Market
Fruit Display at Tlacolula Market
Belts for Sale at Mercado Benito Juarez
Woven Rugs Gallery near Santo Domingo Church
Our Comprehensive Mexico City and Oaxaca Tour
Would you like to see Mexico first-hand through our eyes? Are you interested in the rich culture, fantastic cuisine, art, music, and history that is Mexico? Do you want to investigate whether Mexico might be a place you would want to live for all or part of the year? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be interested in the new tour we are developing.
It will be a combination relocation and cultural tour. We will spend several days in Mexico City, then travel to Oaxaca, a city of artists and artisans, great food and charming markets, with a strong indigenous presence and a history dating back to pre-Colombian times. Travel and Leisure Magazine even voted Oaxaca as number six on it’s2017 list of the World’s Top 15 Cities.
Here are just a few of the things we plan to cover:
Explore relocation concerns like grocery shopping, pharmacies, medical care, rentals, transportation, cost of living, and more.
Visit several indigenous markets
Walk through the historic center
Dine on great local cuisine
Enjoy local artisan crafts and culture
Learn about how the past is still alive here today
We will tell you more about the tour in our next newsletter, so stay tuned!