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Latest oaxaca Stories

Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

Lazduá: Ices that Warm the Soul

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca -- Gathered in the parks of Oaxaca during the early 2000s, groups of high school friends, including our dear Roberto, would herald in the end of another school year and the start of a summer of easy living with refreshing nieves in hand. A cup of icy, colorful nieve marked the beginning of carefree afternoons and liberation from homework. Read more
Oaxaca -- Gathered in the parks of Oaxaca during the early 2000s, groups of high school friends, including our dear Roberto, would herald in the end of another school year and the start of a summer of easy living with refreshing nieves in hand. A cup of icy, colorful nieve marked the beginning of carefree afternoons and liberation from homework. Lined up in their wooden containers, the diverse and bright array of fruit nieves resembled the exuberance of the summer unfolding around us: the rich green of the trees, the gentle yellow of the afternoon sun and petricor – a beautiful Spanish word describing the subtle and comforting smell of moist earth after rain. Read more
May 6, 2021

Tortas Oaxaqueñas: The Art of the Sandwich

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca The thrill of hanging out in Oaxaca’s historic city center is something that has always made me happy since I was young. Almost every afternoon, I would walk, together with my best friend, to the colonial-style streets of downtown. From buying comics to returning a book to the library, there was always some reason to go to El Centro. Read more
April 2, 2021

Slow Drinking: The Art of Sipping at Oaxaca’s Best Mezcalerias

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca Years ago, we were traveling with a friend through Belgium during a particularly cold spring when, after a long day, we decided to warm up at a local bar. We were happy – and a bit surprised – to find that they had a decent selection of Oaxacan mezcales. Read more
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