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Vancouver & Culture Shock  Posted on 08/18/2014
I left for the Mexico City airport at 3am, taxiing through a downpour to the airport, sitting in the front with my bag on my lap and hoping I had remembered all my stuff. It felt weird to think this would be the last time I would be in...
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Leaving Oaxaca  Posted on 08/10/2014
So, its my last day here in Oaxaca. I love love love travel, but the downside of it is that there are always so many goodbyes. I have had a ball here for almost a year, met some fantastic people, done some amazing stuff, caught unusual...
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Corazón de Luz: A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words  Posted on 08/02/2014
Angela, at 54 years old, now owns her first ever family photograph. It is displayed in pride of place in her home on the family altar, below her picture of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She plans to send copies to her sister who lives in Mexico...
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Travel Tips for Visiting Havana  Posted on 07/26/2014
For me, Cuba is one of those countries that are endlessly fascinating. History that is still occurring on a daily basis; the resilience and friendliness of Cubans, the natural beauty of the island and of course, the all-pervasive music and...
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Gearing Up For Guelaguetza  Posted on 07/16/2014
Monday is the start of the 82nd Guelaguetza (Zapotec meaning “to share”) here in Oaxaca. This festival is probably the most popular in the jam-packed Oaxacan calendar of events and brings thousands of people from all over the...
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Danza de la Pluma  Posted on 07/09/2014
This week sees the week-long annual town party of Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec community 30 minutes from Oaxaca. Teotitlan has a very rich and well-preserved history, and this week they celebrate their town and their church in la...
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Vedado, Habana  Posted on 07/05/2014
Imagine a suburb full of stately houses, large gardens, blooming gardenias, wrought iron fences and balconies from which to gaze at the ocean. People driving down wide avenues in fat-tired pastel-coloured convertibles, others are sipping...
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Oaxaca: A Love Letter  Posted on 07/01/2014
I have already started to catalogue the things I will miss most about leaving here. Today I paid rent for my apartment here for the last time, and I walked home hyper-aware of the clumble of cars across the cobblestoned streets, the sky,...
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Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)  Posted on 06/27/2014
Following on from my previous post, here are more things I recommend you add to your list if you thinking of visiting Oaxaca de Juarez. There are direct flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City several times a day, taking around 50 minutes, or...
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How to make a Tapete  Posted on 06/23/2014
I think my friend Eulalia described it most eloquently when she likened weaving a tapete to a lover. They want all your time, and if you neglect them, the tension rises and they can get warped out of shape. Therefore once a tapete is...
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  • austinarthur
    austinarthur 27 February 2014 18:29:22

    It's very rewarding volunteering in Mexico!

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