The Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico, is an annual festival celebrating the indigenous peoples’ diverse cultural heritage. There are two main days in which is celebrated, these are the “mondays of the hill”. This celebration also shows the traditions and meaning of the word Guelaguetza. It features traditional dances, unique stories, and colorful costumes, all sharing traditions … Read moreYOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE GUELAGUETZA OF OAXACA (2023)
El llano park or “Paseo Juárez”. Since the colonial times it was used to spend time with family and friends. After that it became a zoo. And now its a place that you can visit for free in Oaxaca with family and friends. Let’s visit this park. HISTORY OF “EL LLANO PARK” In the 1870’s … Read moreEL LLANO PARK, OAXACA
The celebration of the Independence of Mexico is approaching, and with it the gastronomy representative of the dates. And today I bring you three iconic dishes of these dates. POZOLE Its origins date back to pre-hispanic times, where it was made with human or xoloitzcuintle meat. With the passing of time and the arrival of … Read more3 TRADITIONAL DISHES TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN MEXICO
The variety of cultures in Oaxaca produces a great variety of handcrafts that exist in every region. I collect in this post a list of the most famous from Oaxaca. ALEBRIJES I start with the most popular handcraft. The alebrijes, these mystical figures are made by hand with copal or zompantle wood. When the artisan … Read moreHANDCRAFTS FROM OAXACA THAT YOU CAN´T MISS
Oaxaca has 8 regions. Each one is very diverse and has incredible traditions, costumes and dances, which are unique to the region. During the Guelaguetza, we celebrate the diversity of cultures that we have in Oaxaca, and their traditional aspects. You can see this things during the Lunes del Cerro. But if you didn’t get … Read moreDISCOVER THE COLORFUL CONVITES: TRADITIONAL CALENDAS OF THE 8 REGIONS OF OAXACA
July is the Guelaguetza month, is the month of the biggest celebration of Oaxaca, but do you know. What is the Guelaguetza? Here I tell you. WHAT DOES GUELAGUETZA MEAN? The word Guelaguetza comes from the zapotec and means present or offering. HOW DID THE GUELAGUETZA ORIGINATE? Since colonial times, around these days the “Corpus … Read moreWHAT IS THE GUELAGUETZA?
Hello to everyone, welcome to Travel In Oaxaca, the 21st of March the birth of Benito Juárez is commemorated, Benito Juárez was a politician that revolutionized México and he was Oaxacan. Do you want to know more? Stay and here I tell you. WHERE AND WHEN DID BENITO JUÁREZ WAS BORN? Benito Pablo Juárez García … Read moreWHO WAS BENITO JUÁREZ?
Imagine drinking a drink made for high status priest of mesoamerican cultures and dedicated to gods in the past. As a matter of fact, you can do it, this drink is the “Tejate”, a oaxacan drink that you can try in your next trip to Oaxaca. Know about the tejate, ceremonial drink, and where to … Read moreTHE TEJATE, CEREMONIAL DRINK OF THE GODS
Hello to everyone welcome to Travel In Oaxaca, today I will tell you the origin, elaboration process and my reasons for you to consider oaxacan chocolate as the best or one of the best in the world. HOW DID THE OAXACAN CHOCOLATE ARISE? The base of chocolate is cocoa, as legend sais, the god Quetzalcóatl … Read moreWHICH IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD? THE OAXACAN CHOCOLATE
If there is a dish that is by excellency oaxacan and that shows the gastronomic richness of Oaxaca and Mexico is the Tlayuda, come with me in this post to uncover its secrets. First we have to know… WHAT THE TLAYUDA IS? The name comes from náhuatl tlao-li, that means husked corn. The tlayuda is … Read moreTHE TLAYUDA, THE OAXACAN DISH