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Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca City Mexico

One of Mexico’s Greatest Festivals: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

The city of Oaxaca in Mexico is a treasure known for terrific food, a gorgeous colonial center, and the best handicrafts selection. In a country like Mexico where all three are abundant, that’s really saying something. It’s the capital of a
Travel prices in Mexico are cheap in the interior

How Cheap is Mexico – Really?

Way back in 2005 I wrote a post about how Mexico wasn’t a featured country in my book The World’s Cheapest Destinations, but it was still quite a bargain. Now 12 years later, that post has still been getting traffic every
Oaxaca cooking food

Uzipis Republic, Mole in Oaxaca, and Life-changing Switzerland

Come inside from the heat and check out the August issue of Perceptive Travel. We’ve got stories from Lithuania to Mexico by way of Switzerland and shine a light on some good new books and music releases. Chances are you’ve never
savory snack bars

Martinique Grooves, Handmade Oaxaca, and Death in the Afternoon

It’s time for the October issue of Perceptive Travel, home to interesting travel stories from wandering book authors. This month we visit three exotic sounding places with lyrical names but go beyond the usual lyrical waxing about attractions and icons. Beebe
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Oaxacan Villages and the World’s Largest Tree

Why do people rave so much about Oaxaca? Sure, it’s a nice colonial city with some beautiful buildings and a shady zocolo central square. You can say this about a whole slew of cities in Mexico though. What makes this one