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Images from Oaxaca: Day Two

Oct 28, 2013 By Alan Lawrence | Category: Travel

Day two in Oaxaca, Mexico and it turned out to be a very interesting journey, indeed. Rockets sonically lit up the night sky until dawn when I finally gave in and decided to walk the streets, camera in hand, to see what early light would bring. Apparently, being mostly Catholic, the Oaxacan population doesn’t get out on a Sunday morning so I found myself wandering mostly alone. While the morning light laid beautifully upon the ancient city,

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Images from Oaxaca: Day One

Oct 26, 2013 By Alan Lawrence | Category: Travel

Oaxaca is a pretty neat place.  The streets are all cobblestone and there’s an ancient feel to the place.  Best of all, it doesn’t seem too touristy.  After a short nap, I spent the afternoon wandering to get a feel for the place.  I had a couple of local beers, followed a parade, watched a wedding, dodged a quick rain shower and had dinner with Darin, my soon-to-be-roommate.  I wanted to stress getting a lay of the land today instead of taking photos so that’s what I did.  

Here are a few shots that I did get:




What Do You Mean, You Oversold?

Oct 26, 2013 By Alan Lawrence | Category: Travel

So, after a relatively uneventful 8 hours from Seattle to Mexico City, i’m faced with an airport of unnatural proportions. Wandering aimlessly trying to figure out where to check in, I end up checking in, not once, but three times at three different counters. I spot my bag sitting all by itself next to, what I can only believe, is a baggage belt left over from the 60′s. Once I get that straightened out, I trek across two buildings to find out that the flight could be in one of two buildings, but it won’t be announced until 60 minutes before the flight. Of course, it was in the building where I wasn’t!

Like an extra in the Walking Dead, I stumble over to the gate which,

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