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Oaxaca Street Food Tour

Macheteando Series: Oaxaca Street Food Tour

This post is part of the Macheteando Series. I’ll be posting about inspiring or community-oriented projects locally in Oaxaca. I would love to include more people around the world, but that will have to wait until it’s safer to travel. Meet Betsy, the mind behind Oaxaca Street Food Tour Betsy

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Water and Colonialism

Water and Colonialism

Photo: Berenice Zambrano / Carlos Enciso Versión en español de este texto A couple of years ago, on my way back to Mexico, I stopped for a few days in Antigua, Guatemala. One morning, at the hostel where I was staying, I was brushing my teeth. Next to me, a

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Love for Coffee. Nomad Cook

Love for Coffee & Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a special place in the South of Mexico. People that visit here are enamored of the beauty of the capital. Oaxaca is more diverse than that, especially if you go to the little towns outside of it. This is a personal story about how wandering off the beaten

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Atzompa Pottery and Clay Tradition

Atzompa Pottery and Clay Tradition

Atzompa Pottery and its Clay Tradition have fame and recognition in Oaxaca, Mexico, and internationally. This little town, located in the city limits of Oaxaca de Juárez. When I visited Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca, around a year ago, I met the Martínez Alarzón family. I arrived at their workshop Taller

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Migrant caravan stories. Exodus

Migrant Caravan Stories: Exodus

When I heard about the migrant caravan, I felt the impulse of going and capture the real human stories within the exodus. There were many versions of them on television and social media. All of them sounded biased and kind of superficial. So I started looking up what was going

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Las Guardianas del Mezcal

Las Guardianas del Mezcal

When you arrive in Oaxaca, one of the first things you’ll notice is the number of mezcalerías. You’ll usually see men around this drink, pouring it at bars, and in the publicity, not equally for the maestras mezcaleras. If you don’t know what mezcal is, well, maybe you have heard

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