Category: Mexico

5 Not-so-typical Reasons to Visit Oaxaca

Oaxaca is fast becoming the place to visit in Mexico. It has everything, including the best food in the country,

Casa de Piedra

“Why is it called the house of stone if it is made with mud bricks?”  “Follow me. I’ll tell you

Sierra Life

“Five days is four too many,” I was told after I had booked my trip to the mountain town of

Monte Albán

Monte Albán is a short ride from the center of Oaxaca, but it is a world away. It contains the

Quesillo and Photos

Couchsurfing does not only connect people who offer free places to stay, but also provides a way for travelers to

A Tour Like No Other

There are so many tour agencies in Oaxaca because there is so much to see. You cannot walk anywhere in

¡Oh, Oaxaca!

My love affair with Mexico continues, this time in Oaxaca (WA-há-CA), the capital of Oaxaca state in the southern part

Semana Santa, Parte II

Statues and angels are not the only things to see during Holy Week processions. Within each of the dozens of

Semana Santa, Parte I

It’s hard to describe in words the processions that happen every night during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Taxco. Groups

The View from Taxco

Taxco is another “magic town” in the mountains three hours south of Mexico City. It is known for its silver

Best Travel Tip Ever

Walking through the narrow tunnels inside the world’s largest pyramid, I encountered a group of American tourists. As I meandered

Flying over Murals

With a wave of his hand, it was clear the man who had just paid for my bus fare would

Hasta Luego Mexico City

My trip to CDMX began with a search on Google Flights one weekend when I was avoiding other tasks. I

Day Seven: Getting Closer

If I had to pick one lesson I’ve learned about taking better pictures, it’s to get closer to your subject.

Day Six: Sound and Color

 Color You may have noticed that I’m really into black and white photography lately. Well, today I’m throwing in a