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Slowing Down and Connecting

Oct 29, 2013 Category: Travel

I’ve now been in Oaxaca, Mexico for almost 4 days and things are starting to come together.  Today I visited the town of Mitla, a small town with a small, active market and some of the most important archeological ruins in the area, a pre-columbian settlement.  As I’m not a big fan of “ruins”, I wanted to celebrate the living as opposed to the dead so, while others in my group checked out the inner tombs, I wanted to see what else I could photograph.

Off in a distant corner, under some trees, were

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Images from Oaxaca: Day Two

Oct 28, 2013 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 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: