Oaxaca with Donzetta April 20th 2012 Last weekend I went to the Mercado de Xochomilco which is held in the courtyard of The Iglesia de San Tomas (St. Thomas Church) where I visited with several persons from Los Estados Unidos (USA) and brought organic vegetables. I was there from about 10 am to 2 pm. It was the first time that I had met African Americans in Oaxaca, one lady is an author who has lived there for 25 years and another ge ... 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
I am now in Oaxaca again, this time for 6 months. I am doing a home stay this time in order to speak more Spanish. We speak Spanish over breakfast in the morning and during the day when we encounter one another. The owners of the home believe in healthy living so they fix very healthy breakfasts. The lady of the house goes out for runs early in the morning before leaving for her work as a teacher. The husband who is a retired architect takes care of the activities of the "Casa Particular".
I will be spending 5 months studying at the Instituto Cultura Oaxaca and volunteering at La Clinica... full info