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 misses Oaxaca, and she hopes she can return to see her many beloved friends in this beautiful city! It was a Wednesday in mid-July. I sipped orange-flavored Del Valle and asked… Continue reading Una Casa con Cariño
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
Viva México! Viva México! Viva México! Forget Cinco de Mayo, September 16 is the day to celebrate all things Mexican. In case you weren't aware, nobody in Mexico, except for Poblanos*, celebrates Cinco de Mayo. It isn't even observed as an official national Mexican holiday, and it definitely isn't their Independence Day, for those of you who… Continue reading 10 Ways to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day from Afar!
I am delighted to have the opportunity to experience and learn about the traditions and customs of Christmas in Oaxaca. I love especially the idea of the Posadas… As the story goes, Mary and Joseph, desperate for shelter on the eve of their child’...