View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • Fashioning festival flowers 2 days ago I love Sunday market day in Tlacolula de Matamoros — the people, colors, food, cacophony, and frequent surprises speak to the life of Oaxaca.  So, after returning Saturday night from two weeks in el norte, I jumped at the suggestion by blogger buddy Chris that we go to Tlacolula the next day. ...
  • Gifts of copal 1 week ago Carved from the wood of the copal, an owl for my older son. A rabbit for my daughter-in-law. A lion for my grandson. And, a horse for my granddaughter. Beautifully hand carved and painted alebrije for my family.
  • Fashion form following function 1 week ago The lowly utilitarian apron has been elevated to an art form by the Zapotec women of the Tlacolula valley in Oaxaca.  Worn every day, mandiles (aprons) are an essential and practical part of their traditional dress.  Most women own several and take great pains to color coordinate them with the...
  • More from the traditional cooks 1 week ago I couldn’t resist posting more from the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca 2018 to tempt you to put next year’s gathering of traditional Oaxacan cooks on your calendar. Amazing traditional cooks from the state of Oaxaca served up taste tempting fare in the Plaza de la Danza for four...
  • Smile more 2 weeks ago Even if it looks like the world is crumbling around you… On Reforma, at the corner of Constitucion in Oaxaca — courtesy of The Positive Affect project.

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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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