1. I’m stepping at some feet and learning some salsa moves with the guys at Grupo Aguanile, great song!

     
     
  2. Yesterday I went to the exhibition of the 40th Anniversari of the Graphic Arts workshop Rufino Tamayo

    We talked to the teachers of the workshop and I just mentioned I was interested in doing some screen printing. As we were leaving two guys stopped us telling me they run the workshop and I was welcome to pop by, work with them and they would explain me how everything worked, whoop! 

     
  3. My friend Cole told me about his friend’s online radio, it has the best name ever!

    LISTEN TO RADIO TLAYUDA

    ps. Tlayuda is a typical dish, that basically has all the typical Oaxacan ingredients on top of a fried or toasted tortilla: frijoles (refried beans), quesillo (cheese), tasajo (beef), shredded chicken, avocado, salad… and lots and lots of salsa. Enjoy!

     
  4. Buses or Camiones are amazing. They’re all different, bright colours, playing cumbia and guys shouting as they approach the main destinations.

    They all have several Jesus(es) hanging from everywhere (I can see the point, you need some sort of fate when you go on one of these to make it to your destination).

    Stop them anywhere and they’ll break all in a sudden for you to jump in!

     
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  7. Tejate

    This drink looks horrible but it tastes amazing… It’s a drink traditionally from Oaxaca made of toasted corn flour, fermented cacao beans, mamey and rosita de cacao all mixed with water. The flor de cacao raises like a foam, which is the grose bit but it really tastes delicious.

    This woman is always in the market on Saturdays and also sells several ‘aguas frescas’ or fresh waters, the most common are horchata, tamarindo and agua de jamaica… they’re sugar bombs!

     
  8. La revolucion de Emiliano Zapata - Nasti Sex (1970)

     
     
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  10. "La Muerte / Death" Animation based in the story by Hermenegildo López Castro

    Language: Mixteco de la costa, Oaxaca

    http://caracrimen.com/

    http://www.labadillo.com/

    (Source: vimeo.com, via rfmmsd)

     
     
  11. Tostada

    This is one of the typical dishes here in Oaxaca. On top of a Crunchy tortilla choose your ingredients… Mole (typical oaxaca’s sauce made of so many ingredients they don’t even know how to describe it, there’s 7 types!) or Frijoles (black beans), Requesón (cheese from Oaxaca), potato salad, corn salad, of course chilli sauce… and I forgot everything else! it’s yuuuuu-mmmmy.

     
  12. Cafe La Brujula

    Oaxaca has great coffee and great coffee shops. I still need to investigate some recommendations, but I’ll keep Cafe la Brujula close to my heart, as it was the first place I walked in on my first day in the city.

    It’s a lovely cafe with tables in a patio and a book shop next to it. It’s a place to relax, peaceful atmosphere where most of the people are alone reading a book or writing and catching up with their blogs (ahem). I’d say most of the crowd there are travellers, it feels good being in that ‘shared’ loneliness.

     
  13. Lila Downs is like a goddess for oaxaqueños. She sings in spanish and several indigenous languages like zapotec, taking Oaxaca’s folklore around the world. She’s pretty cool and her looks are amazing.

     
     
  14. Teotitlan del Valle

    This little town near Oaxaca is known for their woven wool rugs.

    We visited a family that showed us how they create from scratch this pieces of art!

    They use the wool from the sheep of the surroundings. They clean it and make it a string that dye in several colours and several times to obtain different tonalities, using seeds, plants and insects that are found in the mountains.

    The patterns are made following just a drawing or painting from a piece of paper or to create geometrical shapes they count the strings on each row… wow.

    People in Teotitlan del Valle speak Zapotec, one of the indigenous languages still spoken in the state of Oaxaca. 

     
  15. Found the Rio Cinema in Oaxaca!

    Oaxaca has a LOT of cultural events, museums, art spaces and interesting things going on. I’ve already found a few things which I have to talk about. 

    Last week Oaxaca Cine presented the International film festival at the Macedonio Alcala theatre, an amazing building from the inside and the outside… I still need to take a pic of it from the outside because it was too dark when I went, it reminds me to Brixton Academy.

    Quite bizarre, I watched a Swedish movie… about three teenage girls that started a punk band… in a Mexican cinema… it was really good movie!

    Note: Mexicans laugh a lot in the cinema.