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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

Tlaculula Sunday Market, Oaxaca, Mexico: December 24, 2017

The first group of vendors that one encounters upon entering the Tlaculula Sunday Market is the line of women selling fresh tortillas. I'm getting their beautiful backs because they saw my camera. People here are very reluctant to have their photos taken no matter how nicely I ask. Once you buy fresh tortillas you can continue on to the meat vendors to purchase thinly sliced beef which can then be cooked on charcoal grills for lunch. It's kind of like a picnic for which you gather your lunch ingredients as you shop.

The Tlaculula Sunday Market was another vibrant Oaxacan market with permanent vendors as well as the tianguis (temporary vendors) that come only on Sunday.

A coffee seller-coffee is another Oaxacan crop

The woven red belts (ceñidor) finished with tassels and the handmade rebozos (dual-purpose shawl/head covering) are holdovers from the dress of their Zapotec ancestors. Now only the oldest generation Zapotec women accessorize their daily dress with this belt. The belt holds up an uncut piece of fabric folded to size and used for the skirt.

I smiled my way into getting permission to take a photo of these ladies. They each had a turkey to sell. Shoppers kept walking between us but they patiently waited until the area was clear enough to photograph them. Interested customers held up the turkey by its tied legs to gauge its weight. Each time the turkey came back to the woman she had to re-adjust its positioning to regain her hold on it.