Alaska, Mexico and Beyond…

“One Journey Leads to Another”

The World Has So Much to Offer…

And in this corner of the world is Oaxaca!

Life in Oaxaca is rich withHumorous art













I hope  readers will learn from and smile at my photographic stories!

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12 thoughts on “The World Has So Much to Offer…

  1. Love the rich colors and culture.

  2. Your pictures take me there immediately, and remind me of our wonderful visit las year. Thanks for sharing, Marilyn!

  3. Beautifully captured Marilyn! Never a dull moment around Oaxaca 🙂

    • Thanks for the compliment, Denise. Last weekend I was in a place (Apoala) surrounded by high canyon walls (David was home sick with the flu). The reverberation of the cojetes (the fireworks that are all noise and no color) made our entire bodies tingle!

  4. Alex Hurst on said:

    I’m moving to Canada in 2016…. a trip to Oaxaca just got a little closer in reach! I can’t wait to see and experience all of the things you blog about here. 🙂

  5. Beautiful photos. My favorite is the third from the top.

    • Thanks. Weddings can be quite festive. After leaving the church the couple and guests parade up the street with a brass band, these dancers, and other joyous additions (I would have to post a photo!) Sometimes a person in front throws fireworks, sometimes they are drinking mezcal. You just never know!

  6. Thank you for this! Someone told me about the ruins at Oaxaca, so I had to look it up. I was in the region in September to visit ruins in Guatemala, Belize and Honduras so would like to see the ruins in southern Mexico on my next trip – this gives me an idea of what I can expect.

    Here is a glimpse of Copán in Honduras:


    • Thank for sending me this link. I have not been to Copán, but it looks quite fascinating as are all these sites! It reminds me of Palenque in Chiapas, probably because it is also Mayan. The sites in Oaxaca are not Mayan and are thus different, though it seems they are all similar in some ways. In the area of Oaxaca city the archaeological sites are mainly Zapotec, such as Monte Albán. Mitla and Yagul are other major sites in this area.
      The state of Oaxaca has over 1000 archaeological sites, many of which are tiny and still used by locals for particular celebrations. I hope you can visit here sometime, Oaxaca and its people are truly wonderful!
      Thanks for liking and following my blog. We participate in weekly hikes ( and went to Yagul last week, so I hope to get some photos of it posted in a few days.

      • Thank you Marilyn! I very much look forward to seeing your photos. Also I really appreciate the information. I was under the impression that the sites in the Oaxaca area are Mayan – so that’s very good informative too have. My understanding is that all the ancient cultures in the region in ancient times were influenced by each other – and that Oaxaca was no exception in influencing the Maya. I would love to visit there: Palenque is definitely on the map and possibly Chichen Itza too – so maybe Oaxaca too. I’m aiming for sometime next year! Will follow your posts in the meantime I’ll follow your colourful posts!

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