Category Mexico

Mexico: Puebla, Part Four

November 28-30 We continued walking to the base of the hill, then joined a procession of other pedestrians using the sloping path to make our way up to the top and the Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios (Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies) the 16th-century Catholic parish church built between May 1574 and […]

Mexico: Puebla, Part Three

November 28-30 After relaxing in the room, we ventured out for some souvenir shopping, not buying anything just yet but on the lookout for some pieces of Talavera pottery that we could purchase for gifts and for our own use. We located a couple of shops nearby but figured we’d wait another day before committing […]

Mexico: Puebla, Part Two

November 28-30 It was another lovely morning in Mexico; indeed, we’d been enjoyed nice weather our entire stay with warm days, pleasant nights, clear skies, and no rain making for ease of travel.  Our first stop that day was at Cathedral de Puebla, facing the Zocalo and just around the block from the hotel.  We’d […]

Mexico: Puebla, Part One

November 28 – 30 Our taxi ride to the bus terminal went smoothly, a dramatic departure from the one upon our arrival in town.  With an hour to kill before our departure, we sat in the spacious, sun light filled seating area and watched the folks around us, grabbing a snack to take with us […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Seven

November 23 – 27 And so, we finally made it to the Museo Rufino Tamayo, recommended by Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor, a collection of pre-Hispanic art donated by the city’s most famous artist, Rufino Tamayo.  Born in 1899 in Oaxaca of Zapotec heritage, he was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Six

November 23 – 27 Our last day in Oaxaca would be busy and yet relaxing as we planned a trip to see the Tule Tree on the outskirts of town and then take a cooking class in the afternoon.  After our very entertaining and successful class in Barcelona in 2017, we’ve eager to do another […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Five

November 23 – 27 We left Café Brujula and walked a couple of blocks to Porfirio Diaz to Espacio Zapata, a workshop and gallery founded by the art collective Asaro (Assemblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca) in 2006. A great deal of the imagery here is related to death and day of the dead, but […]