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Other Places to Visit
featuring "Letters From Oaxaca, Mexico"
an Expatriate Life
and "The Oaxaca / Mexico Newsletter"
by Diana Ricci
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, from the approach to Panajachel. Guatemala is a good
"other place" to visit in person.
(To prepare for your trip, check out the Guatemala Living and Lifestyles Newsletter, a wealth of gossip, current events and practical info.)
Below, are some good places to visit on the
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Other Places to Visit
Friends of Ours with Something to Offer:
- Common Front Against AIDS is raising money by selling donated numbered prints by Maestro Rodolfo Morales.
- Sachmo Gallery and School, offering classes in fine and folk arts at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting.
- Casa Colonial, one of
Oaxaca's premier b&b's and tour planners.
- Seasons Of My Heart
Cooking School features the best of traditional Oaxacan cuisine.
- Oaxaca on a C.D., a tour of Paradise with lots of practical info.
Sites Specific To Oaxaca:
specific to other Mexican destinations:
- The Pottery of Southern Oaxaca: Eric Mindling's excellent site includes his tales of hunting for traditional pottery in the back country.
- Pictures of
Oaxaca, from Curt Rosengren, travel photographer.
- Oaxaca Tourism And Travel Guide and
Forum, an excellent one-stop shop for Oaxaca information and conversation.
- State of Oaxaca
Tourist Office (SEDETUR), the official travel site.
- Oaxaca Live, contains a lot of good practical information about being in and getting to Oaxaca, including "Ask Maria".
- Oaxaca-Market, a site dedicated to helping indigenous craftspeople preserve their way of life.
- EDUCA, a self-help organization working with communities in the southern mountains of Oaxaca, from the perspective of one of its Maryknoll worker families.
- Piña Palmera provides a home and a school for differently-abled children on the beach in Zipolite.
- Las Campanas, food and travel news
by an American/Australian couple based in Cuernavaca.
- Discovery Cancun, a weekly
newsletter about the happenings in the Carribean area.
- Pottery of Mata Ortiz, a
website devoted to a unique and significant northern Mexico town and its
traditional potters and pottery.
Sites relating to Mexico, Generally:
- The People's Guide To Mexico, Carl Franz and Lorena Havens' definitive text on Mexican travel, and more. They're my gurus, they should be yours.
- EarthFoot, a site for the follower of the road less traveled.
- Current Events In Mexican Culture, a newsmagazine.
- Escape Artist gives tools and encouragement to the would-be expatritate.
- Worldwide Listing of
Newsletters, for all those who don't get enough news.
- Mexico Connect, the Mexico
Magazine, our alma mater and a fine online magazine.
- Mexico Mike Nelson, a
indefatigable traveler and writer who provides info on spas, and much, much
In Mexico, a dense compendium of information and opinion by the man who
aspires to be the General Motors of Mexican tourism information.
- Virtual Mexico Mall, full of things to buy, to see, to read and to think about.
- Open Air Markets Of The World, a nostalgic and up-to-date site promoting and featuring the traditional market.
- The Rec-Travel Library, a general site of Mexican information.
- Latin American News (Latinolink),
sometimes covers Mexico issues as well as its usual fare of Latino affairs in
the U.S. and abroad.
- Mexico Index(r), a compendium of resources for those who do, or may want to do, business in Mexico.
- Mexican Real Estate and Travel,
for those interested in purchasing property south of the Border.
- Mexico in Spanish (Spin.com), a
general site featuring topics of interest in contemporary Mexico.
- Burn Anarchist Network, a quirky, anarchist-slanted general site that often has articles on Mexico. [not functioning 12/00]
Gomez-Pena, performance artist, internationalist, and architect of the New
- Resource Center of the Americas, a scholarly clearinghouse of articles about the rest of "America".
- Mexonline.com, a supersite with articles, business listings, and the Amigo Interactive Bulletin Board.
- Hotwired Rough Guide, with sections on Mexico travel.
- Storm Warnings: Mexico, a tropical weather guide with up to the minute maps.
- Gemini News Service, with articles on Mexico by "progressive" authors, including John Ross.
- Universal Currency Converter,
available as a "push" email, delivers the latest peso rate to your computer
while you sleep.
- Pacific News Service, like Gemini, discusses the latest developments in the rest of America.
- The Hidden Mexico, takes you to the less known places, and discusses some issues that the tourism folks would rather not be brought up.
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