Panorama of the Week: 2501 Migrants Outdoor Art Exhibit, Oaxaca

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When I first walked by the 2501 Migrants outside of Oaxaca's Santo Domingo church, I figured they were a permanent fixture from one of the nearby shops. They're a curious collection of lumpy, abstract little beings. Then I discovered that this was a temporary art exhibit, a clever way to make a statement and cast light on an economic reality in Mexico. … [Read more...]

Zen and the Art of Laundry on the Road

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This is story about five-sided underwear, a laundry detergent named BARF, socks that smell like goat cheese, and jeans that have never been washed. Oh, and it's an answer to "What do you do about laundry while traveling?"The other day, Audrey and I walked into a laundry service here in Oaxaca, Mexico and after a confounding exchange we discovered that they don’t … [Read more...]