vida nueva makes all their dyes from natural plants. she demonstrated for us how to make shades of red-orange-purple using very few elements, principally a fungus that grows on cactus called cochinia which produces a red color when smushed.
incredible oaxaca and transition to independent study April 16th 2007 We have been traveling around the state of Oaxaca for the last 3 weeks. We were in Oaxaca city for the first week, then we went into the mountains to stay in a village called Conulalpam. After that we came back to the city for a couple days before taking off for the coast of Oaxaca, to a beach town called Mazunte. At this moment I am back in San Cristobal, in Tierra Adentro in fact (where the ... read more
North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Mazunte 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
I started this blog to keep my family and friends in the loop as I embarked on my travels abroad to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.
Now, I invite you to follow the most challenging adventure of my life: being a first-year Teach For America teacher in Denver.
I have taught in many different settings (basic spanish to 6th graders in Claremont, basic english to day laborers in Seattle, basic english to friends in Nicaragua, photography to orphans in Mexico, et... full info