Festivals

Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca Goes Off With a Bang

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A series of juguetes shoot into the night, sending the neighborhood dogs into a barking frenzy. Bam, bam, bam – these handmade fireworks are liberally applied to the open skies of Oaxaca in order to announce birthdays, weddings and other notable events. Unlike traditional fireworks, they do not produce… Continue reading Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca Goes Off With a Bang

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Oaxaca life

Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Mexico supports an expansive history of textile production in a range of natural fibers like wool, silk, maguey and cotton that is woven into veritable art pieces. These creative works speak to tradition, storytelling, community and rich family legacies. While quality textiles can be found throughout the country, some… Continue reading Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

In focus: Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Yanking a thin plastic poncho over my head, I slide the door open to the Fundacion En Via van and hurdle to the ground. Upon landing, my feet are engulfed in a stream of rainwater as it sloshes over my sandals during a seasonal race along the gutter. Our… Continue reading In focus: Santo Domingo Tomaltepec

Oaxaca life

A Guide to Prepare for Life in Oaxaca

Ask a question in Oaxaca and you’ll often find that you get a similar answer: “It depends.” Be it an inquiry around the time someone will arrive at your home or the best place to buy produce, in this city, there are definitely variables at play. This is also true when preparing for a voyage… Continue reading A Guide to Prepare for Life in Oaxaca

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrower: Martha

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The scent of wildflowers mingles with ripe mango as a black and white dog runs his snout across the leg of one of our tour participants like a cartoon cat eyeing a giant tuna fish. A quick shushing sound comes from the house, and with that, the dog scurries… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Martha