View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • Oaxaca's birthday bash begins 1 day ago This week the city of Oaxaca celebrates her 485 birthday.  Yes, we know she is older…  However, we are talking the colonial city, here.  And, despite her age, this birthday girl began the festivities by inviting the best cocineras from the eight regions of the state to cook for her citizens...
  • The Viejitos are coming! 1 day ago Well, actually, they came, they saw, and they set the village straight. Stay tuned…
  • Holy Thursday in the kitchen 4 days ago After spending Holy Monday in Teotitlán del Valle, I returned on Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday) to spend the day with Juana Gutiérrez Contreras in the home she shares with her husband, Antoño Lazo Hernandez, and their family.  She and her husband are members of a talented family...
  • Holy Monday in Teotitlán del Valle 1 week ago As the last couple of posts hinted, this year, instead of the city, I spent much of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in one of my favorite places — Teotitlán del Valle. This was only the beginning.  It was a colorful, moving, and delicious experience!    
  • Coats of many colors 1 week ago Well, actually not coats.  These are the “casitas” (temporary homes) to house Jesús and María as they make their way through the streets of Teotitlán del Valle on Lunes Santo (Holy Monday). The aforementioned streets include several blocks of Av. Juárez — the main street into town. ...

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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.

Jody
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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