This was a busy work week for both of us, so we spent an inordinate amount of time staring at computer screens in our house and various cafes around town. We’d stroll out for lunch, and go out in the evenings to see all the parades for Guelaguetza, or to eat tacos in the park. But other than that, we just enjoyed soaking up time in one of our fave places.
We were lucky enough to go to visit a family of weavers last Saturday. A new friend organized a small group to go visit a family she knows in Santa Ana del Valle (about 30 min out of Oaxaca), and we were lucky enough to tag along. We got to spend the day at the home of Alicia and Mario, cooking, learning about natural dyes, hearing stories about their life, and even trying out weaving. We’ll write a bigger blog post about our time there very soon.
Today, we’re off to the Feria de Mezcal for one last visit before the expo ends. It features some smaller producers from throughout the state who we don’t get to see any other time of the year, so we try to stock up on some of our favorites while they’re here in town. Although we’ve chatted with a few about coming to their parts of Oaxaca to do hiking, camping, and caving, so maybe we’ll see some of them again soon.
Here are a few faves from our time in Santa Ana and Oaxaca.