Archive for the ‘Oaxaca’ Category

Jun 5 2014
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Hike: “El Picacho” Oaxaca, Mexico

By Saasaan Nabavi - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date June 4th 2014     Introduction: The Valley of Oaxaca is one of rich history and breathtaking views. From the top of “El Picacho” you can look upon a valley that has been home to many people, from the earliest Indian forgers forming around 8000 BC to the evolution [...]

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May 30 2014
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Visit: The Petrified Waterfall of Salina Blanca, Oaxaca, Mexico

By Saasaan Nabavi - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date May 30th 2014   POINTS of INTEREST Distance: 113Km / 70 Miles from Oaxaca City Time: Roughly 2 hours Highway:  Federal Highway 190 Cost of Transportation: It varies. Depending on if you take colectivo or bus. We took a colectivo taxi for $350 peso, split 4 ways it became 90 [...]

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Apr 4 2014
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Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover

Step by Step: A Naturally Dyed Hand-Woven Pillow Cover By Saasaan Nabavi - Founder of Zoku Handicrafts Date April 4th 2014 This past March I once again left my home in San Diego, California and headed for Oaxaca, Mexico. I would spend the majority of my time in the quiet town of Teotitlan del Valle, just [...]

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Aug 1 2013
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Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails

Natural Purple Dye from Sea Snails  By Saasaan Nabavi We first heard of the possibility of sea snails possessing the capability to produce purple dye for textiles while in Teotitlan del Valle. It was when we were there learning the methods used in retrieving natural dyes for red, yellow, blue and brown; we asked about [...]

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May 6 2013
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World Wonder: Hierve el Agua

World Wonder: Hierve el Agua By Saasaan Nabavi Few things are more relaxing and breathtaking than swimming in a natural pool atop of a beautiful mountain range! The natural hot springs of Hierve el Agua make a perfect day trip if you are staying in Oaxaca City. Along with the natural swimming pools at this [...]

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Mar 11 2013
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Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs

Intriguing Tradition: Organic Color Dyes by The Zapotecs By Saasaan Nabavi There is a truly unique and special process still taking place in several communities around the world to produce natural color dyes. One community in particular is Teotitlan del Valle, a village just outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Teotitlan was founded by the Zapotecs [...]

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Oct 31 2012
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Featured Hostel: Casa de Catalina

Nestled 8,400 feet above sea level, high in the Sierra Madre del Sur is a hostel unlike any other. Casa de Catalina is a hidden gem camouflaged by its location. You must first find the small mountain town of San Jose del Pacifico. Famous for its rolling mountains, remoteness and enchanted plant life, this is [...]

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