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Food for the dead: the taste of Día de los Muertos

Experiencing Day of the Dead in Mexico has been one of my all time favourite travel moments to date. The celebrations we saw in Oaxaca (arguably the best spot for the festivities) were a crazy mishmash of deeply held reverence, centuries-old traditions, modern Halloween…

10 May, 2016
Food and drink

Hot chocolate in Oaxaca: don’t forget the froth

At the back of the El Pochote organic market in Oaxaca, there are two (very) grumpy ladies who make an absolutely rocking cup of hot chocolate. They take a caked block of chocolate – it looks similar to a brownie – and add it…

17 September, 2015
Food and drink

Oaxaca diary: Our month with Mexican grandparents

Day one We’ve just moved into our new apartment in Oaxaca! It’s nothing fancy, but we have a comfortable bed, a lounge (with a sofa, no less!) and all the amenities we need… including a kitchen so small it might be considered a cupboard.…

11 September, 2015