View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • Still life in Oaxaca 1 day ago Yesterday, a sidewalk still life seen walking home from the market… We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.  Life is eternal.  We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.  This is a...
  • The Catrinas are coming 3 days ago Dressed in their best festival finery… The Catrinas have begun arriving in town… You see them loitering on street corners… Hanging out on balconies (I think she’s in drag)… All the better to see and be seen. However, in the end, no matter how fancy their finery and glittery their jewels,...
  • Season of marigolds 6 days ago Marigolds have begun appearing in the city.  The yellow of this flor de muertos (flower of the dead) will help guide the difuntos (deceased) home to feast with their families during the upcoming Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Known as cempazuchil (also spelled cempasúchitl),...
  • Colors of Casa Cruz 1 week ago Returning to Casita Colibrí last Sunday afternoon, I unlocked the door, set down my way-too-heavy backback, and, having been away for a month, I savored the scene my Oaxaca home presented.  There was my new Tree of Life tapete hanging on the wall of my dining area looking like it had always been...
  • Art walk, Oaxaca style 1 week ago Street art in Oaxaca comes, goes, and appears anew… After being away for a month… New art greeted me on the walls and poles of Calle de Tinoco y Palacios… As I made my way up the hill on Monday’s grocery shopping trip to the Mercado Sánchez Pascuas… One of the delights Oaxaca brings to... 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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