Indigenous Culture

Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland The state of Oaxaca regularly serves as a target destination for leagues of visitors, given the temperate climate, enticing cuisine and rich cultural diversity. While these aspects are sufficient in stirring up a siren call to yearning travel hearts, it is the work of local artisans that are the… Continue reading Sourcing Artisan Treasures in the Central Valley of Oaxaca

Women Borrowers

Featured En Vía Borrower: Angela

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland A tangled mass of trumpet music infiltrates our Thursday afternoon, rhythm moving in tune with the clack-clack of the enormous standing foot pedal looms that line the workspace of Familia Lazo Mendoza. In the courtyard of the family compound, sweeping views of Teotitlan del Valle survey the scene as… Continue reading Featured En Vía Borrower: Angela

Teotitlan del Valle, Tour Alumni, Women Borrowers

In between memories and experiences…time flies when you are having fun!

In between planning, preparing and teaching business classes or translating on tours, volunteering for En Via for the last few months has certainly been a pleasant and very enriching experience. Little did I realise how quickly time has been flying by and that it’s already been a year since I first visited Mexico as a… Continue reading In between memories and experiences…time flies when you are having fun!

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

La Serpiente Emplumada

On a recent tour, our participants heard an unforgettable story. It was shared to them by one of En Vía’s women borrowers, as they stood quietly together by an altar in the Church at Teotitlán del Valle. In the presence of burning candles and fresh flowers, she whispered… "Look here, at this shell". The group… Continue reading La Serpiente Emplumada

En Via Events, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

Pictures worth a Thousand Words

Last Friday evening we had a fabulous time sharing the photography of volunteer, Annemieke Buursink, with friends and supporters in Café Brújula. There were visitors who had joined us on En Vía tours, students from the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca, interested locals, lovers of photography, as well as curious coffee drinkers checking out the space. We… Continue reading Pictures worth a Thousand Words