Day of the Dead and Other Things November 6th 2010 - Sue -
Oaxaca is a great city in which to experience El Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead). This celebration actually spans several days with highlights (at least this year) on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The idea behind the festival is that the dead return overnight to commune with their living relatives and loved ones. It is generally party time. People decorate the graves with flowers (mo ... read more
North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
Travel is all about experiencing the world and its peoples. Visits to foreign countries change who you are and how you think. They open your mind to the realities of the world. To soak up the secret sauce of a place, you need to travel independantly. Leave group travel to those who either can't travel on their own or who aren't really all that interested in letting the world enter their lives.
Bob and I travel the world. Our focus these days is the Americas. Mexico now, points south later. We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences.... full info