As I write this I am sitting in a coffee shop that overlooks the zocalo (city square). To my left, the Mexico flag hangs off of the balconies of a church. To my right, vendors of all kinds line the walkway. Balloons, toys, bracelets, and more food than you can ever imagine. Although I’m 2,500 […]
I might be biased here but solo female travelers are some of the most bad ass women you’ll ever meet. Female travelers repeatedly prove themselves capable of challenging the status quo through their kindness, confidence and independence.
I had the opportunity to go to San Martin Tilcajete and see the artisans work in their own homes. The details in each animal are extraordinary and well worth your time to go and watch the artists at work.
Included below are some of my favorite photos from the trip. Enjoy!
Although I am not THE blonde abroad, I am A blonde abroad – a solo female traveler that spent three months backpacking through South East Asia. Now, I am a semi-expat living in Oaxaca, Mexico and encouraging others to embrace the gap year.
The mezcal boom can be felt throughout Mexico, but Oaxaca still represents the mecca of the mezcal pilgrimage. From top-bartenders and bar owners to casual mezcal drinkers, people from all over the world now flock in Oaxaca to see the place that their favorite spirit first started from. Mezcal used to be considered a boot-leg […]
Journal Entry: How do you write about travel when nearly all occurrences are chance encounters… or at least the best ones are. To explain to a person the love complete strangers show you, opening their homes and their hearts after knowing you for mere minutes. Making food, breaking bread, celebrating with drinks – salud! I’ve […]
Last weekend was the annual Carnaval de San Martin Tilcajete, one of the few indigenous traditions that remain in Oaxaca. While I had no previous knowledge of the carnaval, I was pleasantly surprised to be a part of it. After taking to my favorite research partner, Google, I was left with little information on the […]
Like many of the world’s largest cities, Mexico City has a bad reputation among backpackers. Before visiting, know what you’re getting into before arriving. Mexico City is the 6th largest city in the world with a population of 22 million people. Over 600,000 U.S. Americans live here, it contains the largest population of Americans outside […]
The best part of visiting Thailand is the incredibly diverse landscape and, of course, the curry. Northern Thailand is known for its rural and mountainous landscape while Southern Thailand is made up of multiple islands and beautiful white sandy beaches. Each place you visit has its own unique culture. To get the most of your […]