Oaxaca Food: 41 Things to Eat and Drink in Oaxaca, Mexico

If Mexican cuisine ranks as one of the world’s great cuisines (it was the first cuisine to receive UNESCO culinary heritage status), it’s certainly aided in part by what goes on in the kitchens of Oaxaca. This Oaxaca food guide explains why with 41 Oaxacan specialties and things to eat and drink in this beautiful culinary city.

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Mayan Ruins of Palenque, Mexico

Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas, Mexico

Tucked into the folds of the jungle in Mexico's Chiapas region stands the mostly buried and only very partially exposed Mayan ruins of Palenque. If you haven't already experienced this place or you've come to feel ruin fatigue in this part of the world, consider a visit. For us, it's become one of our favorites.

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An Amazing Scene We Were Forbidden to Record: An Indigenous Easter Celebration in Chiapas

Have you ever experienced something exceptional you’d hoped to capture and share, but you were forbidden to photograph or record it? That was the Easter celebration in the village of San Juan Chamula in the Chiapas region of Mexico.

This was no ordinary Catholic church, nor was this an Easter celebration like any we’d ever seen.

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A Long Weekend on the Riviera Maya: 14 Memories

Mexico has ruins, Mexico has beaches. But the only place in the country where you'll find them both? That's the Riviera Maya.

Audrey at Tulum Ruins
Audrey at Tulum Ruins – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Our visit to Riviera Maya was short — only five days – but it was chock full, not only of beaches and ruins, but of tasty local cuisine, lush jungle, psychedelic jellyfish, and even some afternoon karaoke. When I think back, here are some of my favorite memories.

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A Yucatan Afternoon in Four Courses (or, How I Finally Found My Puerco Pibil)

Late Afternoon at the Hacienda
Late Afternoon at the Hacienda – Yucatan, Mexico

This is the story of a perfect afternoon in Yucatan, including relaxing in the ruins of a hacienda, eating a traditional Yucatecan lunch, swimming in a lush collapsed sinkhole, and perhaps most importantly, satiating my six-year long curiosity about something called puerco pibil.

For lunch, everything is local,” Julia, our host, explained as she walked us about the grounds of the old hacienda near the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

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