During my visit to Oaxaca, I traveled with Cantimplora Travel — founded by two local photographers – to discover the local culture, cuisine and yes, mezcal. In this new video, I meet with agave farmer and mezcal crafter, Alberto Martinez.
Coming to Oaxaca is like falling in love; you walk the streets and feel as though you’ve found a part of yourself here amidst the Sierra Madre mountains and cobblestone streets of the Old City. At once immediately familiar–like recognizing yourself in another–but exhilarating like love. Oaxaca is located in Southern Mexico and… [Read More]
It’s nighttime in Mexico and I am bracing myself against the evening chill as I pull the flimsy, blue bed sheet tighter around my naked body. I am standing in the front yard of a local shaman’s family home–about an hour outside of Oaxaca City–and am carrying a bushel of basil and twigs as… [Read More]
A few years ago, I did an exchange program in Mexico. Even though the purpose of my trip was initially to study, I also took advantage of this opportunity to explore the country. We didn’t have much vacations but I would usually go away on weekends and discover different regions; but then, a few… [Read More]