Oaxaca with Donzetta April 26th 2012 Well, it's me again with more photos and adventures. I went to the Zocalo (main plaza) on Sunday. I ate ice cream at Michoacana heladeria and walked around and looked and listened to the youth band. They were playing in honor of the 480th anniversary of the city of Oaxaca. They were very good. After the Zocalo I went to the Veinte de Noviembre Marcado (the November 20th Market). I did not tak ... 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