Mexico

Eating in Oaxaca: La Olla Restaurant

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Great meals can be found everywhere, but it’s not often that you have a meal that’s so uniquely delicious that the memory of the taste lingers long after you take the last bite. I can count these kind of experiences on two hands. One of them happened to be last year in Oaxaca at a […]

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Almost Edible Art: A Tortilla Art Exhibit at the Oaxaca Cultural Center

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On the day I arrived in Oaxaca, I spent hours absorbing local history at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center. As I was making my way out, I noticed a room that held a special exhibition entitled “El Alimento Necesario” or, “The Necessary Element”. Its walls were adorned with circles that appeared to have messages in […]

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Photo Essay: Street Art in Oaxaca

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Stencil art, paintings, wheatpastes, stickers, and plain old graffiti found while roaming the streets of Oaxaca: A Jimi Hendrix sticker pasted on a street sign. Kudos to anyone who can explain this one to me. I noticed several of these images in different locations throughout town during my time in Oaxaca. A depiction of Emiliano […]

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A Summer Solstice Festival in the Mayan Village of San Juan Chamula

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When we step out of our beat up colectivo and onto the outskirts of San Juan Chamula, we are immediately engulfed in a festive atmosphere. The autonomous Mayan village already feels like a place where unique things happen, and we are fortunate enough to be there for one of their biggest festivals, Dia de San […]

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Photo Essay: The Waters of Chiapas at the Sumidero Canyon

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The easy to reach Sumidero Canyon is the poster child for the natural wonders of Chiapas and a worthwhile day trip from San Cristobal de las Casas. To explore the canyon, I took a boat trip down the Grijavala River, the body of water that helped create the canyon and continues to flow throw it. […]

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Photo Essay: The Waters of Chiapas at El Chiflon and Lagunas de Montebello

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Cascadas El Chiflon At El Chiflon, our driver dropped us off at the base of a mountain and we stopped at the site’s various waterfalls while making our way up to the top. The highlight was Cascada Velo de Novia (Bridal Veil Falls), an incredibly powerful 120 meter waterfall that bisects a vivid cliff side. […]

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Photo Essay: The Waters of Chiapas at Misol-Ha and Aguas Azul

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Water is a theme of the visually and physically saturated state of Chiapas. Even more so in the summer rainy season I visited it in. There are days when the water leaves you sighing because it never seems to stop surging from the sky. But in a state of both tropical and highland rainforests that […]

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Photo Essay: The Jungle Ruins of Palenque

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The Palenque archeological site sets itself apart from other popular ruins in Mexico with its location — a dense and thriving jungle encircles the pyramids. What you’ll find at the archaeological site was once known as Lakam Ha (Big Water), and it was the center of Maya city-state called B’aakal (Bone). It was created as […]

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