17 Nov “Day of the Dead” and Websites
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By far my favorite thing about Mexico is the food, it is incredible. Not a huge fan of spicy food but the amount of flavor in Mexican foods are only rivaled by Spain and Japan. On this trip back to Mexico City I only stayed for the first day and last two days of my journey to see “Dia del Muertos”, Day of the Dead in Oaxaca. This trip was run by Remote Year which happens to be my first trip with RY outside of my year long travel with them back in 2017. I saw my City leader for Mexico City, Pau and she let me crash in her apartment for my one night there which was extremely nice of her. From Mexico City we took a bus (was supposed to be 6 hours ended up being 9 hours) to Oaxaca for the celebration, there were altogether 27 of us. Many of the other Remote Year people on this trip was from the group called Elysian which was a four month program from South America to Mexico City, the other people were other citizens of RY like myself.
One of the highlights of being in Oaxaca was that my brother and a couple of other friends from New York were also there for the Day of the Dead Celebration. This is a huge gathering in Oaxaca as it is one of the largest celebrations in all of Mexico. Some of the events were parades during the days and nights, heading over to San Felipe cemetery at night to pay your respects to the dead, partying in all bars and clubs, drinking Mezcal which is native to the area and face painting. The first night we all got face painted and I went with another guy as the rock band KISS, I went as Paul Stanley. Oaxaca itself is a cute Mexican town with a large square and some pretty nice shops of local arts. Any place you eat especially the markets with street food you can’t go wrong, its all good. We also took a day trip out of the city to Teotitlan del Valle to see a candle wax maker and tapestry shop,(doing it for over 60 years) truly impressive. If you go to Oaxaca I highly recommend going for dinner to Criollo, food and ambiance was out of this world. One day on my own I took an Uber to see Monte Alban, this is an archaeological site about 20 minutes outside of downtown Oaxaca. The layout is similar to Teotihuacan near Mexico City. (Because of the intense traffic-it took us 12 hours to get back to Mexico City from Oaxaca-that sucked!!!)
Since I have been back from Mexico I have been working on updating my websites. This is a real time consuming project but needed. The last time I worked on a project like this was in 2014 when I redesigned my logo, website and opened up my Shopping site. I hope that you take the time to look and give some feedback on what you think. So you know all Photos on my SHOP site are for sale, let me know if you want any photo and I will give you 25% off.