View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • Pineapple grows on my terrace 6 hours ago A year and a half ago, I cut off the top of a pineapple (piña en español), stuck it in a ten inch pot in full sun, watered it very occasionally during the dry season, and it actually began to grow.  This member of the Bromeliaceae family is thought to have originated in the area between […]
  • Sidewalk safety 1.0 2 days ago Ahhh… the joys of navigating Oaxaca’s sidewalks. And, this is nothing compared to manholes minus their covers!  I tell visitors they must ALWAYS watch where their feet are going; if they feel compelled to look up at the bell towers of a colonial church or at a gal balancing a basket of sweets...
  • Saturated in Guadalajara 5 days ago Yesterday, 20 de noviembre, was el Día de la Revolución (Revolution Day), but you wouldn’t know it in Oaxaca.  For the second year in a row, the parade was canceled — last year it was due to protest threats by Sección 22 of the teachers union and this year because the governor declared that...
  • Music to shop by 1 week ago Monday, I returned to Oaxaca following a mini-vacation to the state of Jalisco to visit mi amiga J in Ajijic and to attend the annual Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala.  It’s a nice place to visit, but I must admit, its appeal escapes me.  I guess I’m spoiled by Oaxaca’s countless charms,...
  • Looking up 1 week ago Looking up in Villa de Etla last week. The conversation continues… Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on View From Casita Colibrí

Aledo Bob
22:38 PM April 12, 2013

You are charming my socks off.

20:34 PM August 07, 2013

Excellent blog about Oaxacan culture! I never miss a post--really beautiful photos and insight.

Jim Damiani
21:19 PM April 18, 2015

Shannon, I hoe I have the right blog. Shannon O'Donnell?? I am retirement age. I am looking for a better cost of living for my retirement years. I want to stay as close to the U.S. as possible. I have five grown children and grandchildren. You are living and advertising for locations near Puerta Vallarta. Do you have information about places further North and still on the Pacific Coast? Are there other publications you can recommend? I am early in this process but reasonably certain i will do something. And it is that something i am searching for. Thanks for any help you can provide.,

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