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San Sebastian Etla Sunset

After a very active February, our pace of life slowed a bit in March. Though, as usual, our list of places to see and things to do started out fairly lengthy, we felt ourselves yield a bit to the friendly and laid-back vibe that permeates San Sebastian Etla, our home for the month. As such, we … Read more

Beautiful Tiling

If you haven’t picked up on it by now, we were absolutely enamored with San Sebastian Etla. With its relaxed atmosphere, laid-back pace, and smiling faces the village seemed a world away from the bustle and hustle of the usual tourist trail in Oaxaca de Juarez, just twenty minutes to the south. Our casita for the … Read more

Tito!

The Team: Oaxaca Guerreros The League: LMB (Liga Mexicana de Béisbol), a 16 team league in the Minor League Baseball system known as the Mexican League by Major League Baseball The Baseball: Though described by MLB as a “triple-A level” league, what we saw in an admittedly small sample size of one game was probably closer to … Read more

Pool Necessities

Last weekend we went to one of the many public pools in San Agustín Etla. Ian pretty much nailed the description in a post on Facebook, so I’m going to share that with you and add some photos to his well-worded summary.

Villa de Etla Market

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Groceries The markets of greater Oaxaca were one of the elements of the area we were most anticipating, and we were not disappointed. … Read more

Soccer in San Sebastian Etla

This is an installment in an ongoing post series detailing a typical day in one of our destinations. Not everything in this schedule might happen on any given day, but it should give you a good idea of our usual activities. 6:30 AM – The sun begins to peak over the mountaintops a few miles … Read more

Hiking San Agustin Etla's Aqueduct Trail in Oaxaca, Mexico

Though certainly full of beautiful and rugged landscapes, as well as a growing eco-tourism sector, Mexico as a whole isn’t necessarily known for its hiking infrastructure. There are trails to be found, but these are usually present for much more practical reasons, often as an actual transportation path and not for those wishing to escape … Read more

Guaje Cirial

Our hosts, Lucy and Sergio, are incredibly sweet and sincere. Sergio’s family has lived on the property for more than 100 years, and Lucy, though originally from Mexico City, makes their house a home. They have made every effort to ensure that we have everything that we could possibly need, greeting us with warmth and kind … Read more

Leche de alpiste!

Our hosts, Lucy and Sergio, are incredibly sweet and sincere. Sergio’s family has lived on the property for more than 100 years, and Lucy, originally from Mexico City, is who makes their house a home. They have made every effort to ensure that we have everything that we could possibly need, greeting us with warmth and … Read more

Lessons with Lucy: Baking Corn Cake

March 26th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Food | Mexico - (2 Comments)
Lessons with Lucy: Baking Corn Cake

Our hosts, Lucy and Sergio, are incredibly sweet and sincere. Sergio’s family has lived on the property for more than 100 years, and Lucy, originally from Mexico City, is who makes their house a home. They have made every effort to ensure that we have everything that we could possibly need, greeting us with warmth and … Read more