Oaxaca life

Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

By: Eda Tajuddin- Responsible Tourism Manager Following our successful crowdfunding campaign over winter 2017, En Vía has been offering specialized courses within our Education Program. That means workshops and classes that are more relevant to the different businesses owned by the women entrepreneurs in En Vía. Earlier this year, we held special courses on “English… Continue reading Learning from BII DAÜÜ (Sacred Wind) – this Teotitlán-based cooperative teaches us about the art (and science!) of using natural dyes

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The church of Santo Domingo Tomaltepec on a clear, sunny day in front of a blue sky
Angélica, Bakery, Desserts, Education, En Via, Food, Mexico, Microfinance, Oaxaca, Oaxaca life, Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, volunteering

Sueños de Pastel

por Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, and she is studying public and nonprofit management. She does not want to leave Oaxaca but feels grateful to have met everyone that she did. When she was a child, Angélica Martínez Pérez would play in the dirt and “bake”… Continue reading Sueños de Pastel

Oaxaca life

Graffiti in Oaxaca

When I arrived in Oaxaca almost four months ago, my eyes were drawn to the walls of the buildings around the city, as much of outdoor wall space is covered in graffiti. The graffiti of Oaxaca seems to range greatly in creativity, color, emotion, and general purpose. The Concise Encyclopedia of Merriam-Webster.com gives this description… Continue reading Graffiti in Oaxaca

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

The Universal Language of Art

Mastering a foreign language is one way to understand and communicate with those of another background, but as I discovered last week, there are many other ways to connect with a people or a culture. During a workshop we held last week in San Sebastión Abasolo, I witnessed the beauty of transcending language and culture… Continue reading The Universal Language of Art