San Miguel del Valle

In focus: San Miguel del Valle

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland  Rolling mountain terrain presides over tan fields of parched grass as we wind our way east from Oaxaca de Juárez, past Santa María del Tule, Tlacolula de Matamoros, and eventually pulling to a stop in San Miguel del Valle. This community sits under the watchful eye of La Mujer… Continue reading In focus: San Miguel del Valle

Oaxaca life

Spanish to English: A Pocket Glossary of Terms

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Fundación En Vía runs responsible tourism visits to six different communities every week so that participants can meet with the inspiring women that take part in the interest-free microloan program. These visits take place in the family homes and businesses of the women and serve to educate tour participants… Continue reading Spanish to English: A Pocket Glossary of Terms

En Via Events, festivals, Oaxaca life

The Taste of Chocolate & Fair Trade

Join us next February 29 for a Hand Made Chocolate Demonstration, Raffle, Chocolate Drinks and Treats at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (Casa Chata) Sponsered by Instituto Cultura Oaxaca (, Fundacion En Via ( and Pla...

festivals, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Guelaguetza: Now is the time for drinking, now is the time for freeing the feet

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull Guelaguetza is a word of Zapotec origin that embodies the concepts of giving, sharing, and offering. Each summer, the city of Oaxaca hosts a guelaguetza in the stadium on the Cerro del Fortín (the hill overlookin...