(El) Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico (April, 2002)

While You Are There: The beauty of Oaxaca city is well known and one could easily spend weeks here and not get bored. It's a very touristy city, but that's not always a bad thing. The people watching, architecture, art galleries, and restaurants are worth the trip. Outside Oaxaca, there are plenty of day trips, including … Continue reading (El) Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico (April, 2002)

Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico (April, 2002)

While You Are There: Bring a sketchbook or a notebook and spend the day being inspired. Why It's On My List: The artist describes it as a Garden of Eden and I agree. It's a surreal, magical, and romantic place that I stumbled across in a guidebook when I lived in Mexico and decided I had … Continue reading Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico (April, 2002)

Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico (June, 2002)

While You Are There: Everything! Check out the Visit Mexico site for what to do in this appropriately categorized "magical" town. The protected area is the main attraction, but you could easily spend many days here and not get bored. Why It's On My List: I lived in Mexico for five months and was lucky enough to … Continue reading Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico (June, 2002)

eXpatriation

Yes, I’m aware expatriation doesn't really begin with X. But what else can I write about for the letter X? I don’t think I had any big misconceptions in my younger years about x-rays, xylophones, or Xerses the Great. I've never been xenophobic either, obviously, or I wouldn't have been an expat for so long. … Continue reading eXpatriation