View From Casita Colibrí

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View From Casita Colibrí
gringa musings from a rooftop terrace in Oaxaca
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  • Tlacolulokos at work 19 hours ago Today, I decided to change up what has become my Friday shopping routine. Instead of walking north to the fruit and veggie vendor, I headed south to explore the Friday tianguis — relocated from Llano Park a couple of years ago and now residing near the Polideportivo. And, what an excellent...
  • Weird sky at dusk 3 days ago Pink sky at night, sailors’ delight.Pink sky in the morning, sailors take warning. What about a weird sky at dusk? Last night’s sky over Oaxaca was the talk of locals on Facebook. Rain came an hour later.
  • It's beginning to look a lot like... 1 week ago Decorations in green, white, and red began going up the first of September. No, it’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The entire month of September is designated the Mes de la Patria — a month celebrating Mexico’s independence from Spain — a war which began on September 16 1810...
  • This is rain! 2 weeks ago Yesterday’s view from my front door… A late afternoon deluge. This is the rainy season in Oaxaca!
  • A face, a meaning, a history 2 weeks ago In the first chapter of The Labyrinth of Solitude, Octavio Paz reflects on the face of an old man… “features are seen as a face, and later as a mask, a meaning, a history.” And John Dalberg-Acton wrote, “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”

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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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