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How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

How I travelled to colonial towns south of Mexico City by bus

Travel in Mexico is something I do most years and I’m not talking about lounging on one of its many beaches. I go for the history, the arts, the food, and the people. Mexico oozes culture: #6 in the whole world for the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Last winter I spent four weeks ‘riding the buses’ to outstanding colonial centres south of Mexico City. My route was Mexico City, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Cuernavaca, Taxco … Read entire article »

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A just-about-perfect B&B, Oaxaca, Mexico

A just-about-perfect B&B, Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Ollin Bed & Breakfast is a large house with 11 guest rooms located on a quiet street two blocks northeast of the famous Santo Domingo church in Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s one of the best B&Bs that I’ve ever stayed at. The B&B had a romantic beginning. Jon McKinley, an American lawyer, booked a tour of Oaxaca with Judith Reyes, a professional Mexican guide, and they fell in love. That’s what he told me! And they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mexico, Places you can stay a while, Planning your trip

Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ethnobotanical Garden, Oaxaca, Mexico

There is a garden in Oaxaca City that both gardeners and non-gardeners seem to fall for.  It’s takes up most of the grounds of the Santo Domingo church and the beautifully restored Museum of Oaxacan Cultures that is attached to it. Both the museum and the garden have a story to tell about Oaxaca’s roots and it is intriguing. When the Spanish conquered Mexico, one of the things they were hoping to find was the perfect … Read entire article »

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Inspired by a festival and a garden, Canada and Mexico

Inspired by a festival and a garden, Canada and Mexico

Editorial: It is perhaps difficult to imagine what Stratford, Ontario and Oaxaca City, Mexico have in common other than being on the same continent. This year I re-visited both and was moved by what I saw and learned. Over the years Stratford has successfully linked itself to Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. This was done through vision, persuasion and a good dose of confidence. The outcome is a summer theatre festival that is known throughout the world. … Read entire article »

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