Tuesday, September 29, 2009


-where I (try to) learn
-street in oaxaca. tree in the background with the orange flowers is called "tulipan de los indios"
-the lady who gives away chocolate samples in the market. I will see her again soon.
-the biggest palm tree I have ever seen; the picture cannot convey its massiveness. in fact, it would only fit on the page sideways

Monday, September 28, 2009

these are not the hollywood hills

driving into oaxaca from the airport at night, you see lights up on the hillside. in los angeles, the higher up the hill, the richer the houses.
me to friends who picked me up: "oh, how pretty, is that the swanky part of town?"
them: laughter, followed by explanation that people squat on the hill in shantytowns until the city extends utility service.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cruz Bustamante will be publishing from Oaxaca for the fall

aprendiendo español. mas despues.