Oaxaca life

You have a funny accent. No you have. No, you have!

Striking up a conversation in Spanish with the locals at the grocery shop, a market, in a taxi or at a bar always makes the other person wonder where I am from and there have been countless times when someone has just stopped bang in the middle of the conversation to tell me “tienes un… Continue reading You have a funny accent. No you have. No, you have!

En Via Events, Oaxaca life

In the Market for a Chat

Story by Kim Groves and photos by Julia Turnbull The first conversation I had about setting up a table at Xochimilco’s organic market was a long one. Usually there is a considerable process for venders to get in, and even a queue. Alfredo, the mar...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Legends from Teotitlán del Valle

Here are some legends I collected from my sixth grade English students in Teotitlán del Valle. Their assignment was to ask an older person in the community to tell them a story, myth, legend, or historical anecdote from Teotitlán. I collected the ...

En Via Events

Big Ambition Coupled with Small Steps

By Shelley Tennyson, Volunteer Program Manager A few weeks ago, I shared with all of you the experience and incredible success of our first Business Training Program class through the post “Let’s Get Down to Business.” If you can recall, we were f...