Oaxaca: A World of Culture and Adventure with Yetlanezi Flores

Oaxaca: A World of Culture and Adventure with Yetlanezi Flores


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Join us in Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico. Rich in culture, this region has 16 different indigenous ethnicities, a variety of landscapes, and a wide range of gastronomical delights! Together we will explore the tropical forests, history, and archaeology of this beautiful region.

Oaxaca has been populated for more than 10,000 years. In this seminar, we will explore the early history of this area of Mexico that is home to a multitude of indigenous populations. We will focus on the Zapotec and the Mixtec and discuss the most important archeological site, Monte Alban, one of the foremost sites in Latin America. We will learn of the societal evolution that the beautiful state of Oaxaca has gone through before and after it was conquered by the Spaniards. Today, Oaxaca has many Catholic churches all built by the different orders who came to Mexico in the 16th century with the evangelization that began after the arrival of the Dominican friars.

Present-day Oaxaca has something for everyone. Divided into regions, each with a different climate, altitude, language, and culture, there are endless beaches on the sandy coastline, tropical landscapes, Sierra mountains, and even a desert. There are more than ten archaeological sites in the capital city, Oaxaca de Juárez, that illustrate the long and rich history of this area. Oaxaca is known for its gastronomy, the typical Tlayuda is a favorite Latin American street food treat. Handcrafts are an important aspect of cultural life in Oaxaca and examples made from textiles, wood, wool, and four different types of clay (red, white, black, and green) abound. We will talk about the process and origins of most of the handicrafts and why they were originally produced generations ago.

Led by an expert in Mexican culture, Yetlanezi Flores, this conversation will explore the history, culture, and adventure that show us what Oaxaca is all about. We will consider the past and present of this diverse region. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of all that Oaxaca has to offer.

Yetlanezi Flores is a bilingual tour guide in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her area of expertise is history and culture. She has a federal and cultural tour guide credential and does most of her activities in comunities and archeological sites near Oaxaca city. With 4 years of experience she enjoys showing the travelers and tourists the origins of Oaxaca.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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I am going to Oaxaca

Yetlanez gave such thouroth and vivid descriptions of the crafts, food archeological sights that were so interesting that I can' wait t go.

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Lively and thorough overview of Oaxaca

Spending time with a native who knows and loves her city is the best way to learn about it. A balanced mix of archeology, history, culture and crafts. And a little food as well. A very interesting presentation.

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M.H.
A LOT of information!

Yeti was wonderful and she generously shared a ton of great information. The presentation was so much to take in. I enjoyed what she shared about Oaxaca very much and I can't wait to visit some day. But it was alot of info at one time. She must carry so much knowledge about this place she loves and her generous energy in sharing it was appreciated, I just felt it was a little packed in and rushed. My only (minor comment) would be that I wished she spoke a little slower sometimes, and there was a breath, a moment of pause between slides so I may take in the great information she just shared. A chance to absorb it into memory. Otherwise, great info I enjoyed listening too, but didn't really retain to be able to talk about it after! LOL :)

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
67%
(4)
33%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.D.
I am going to Oaxaca

Yetlanez gave such thouroth and vivid descriptions of the crafts, food archeological sights that were so interesting that I can' wait t go.

M
M.

Guest did not leave comment

A
A.
Lively and thorough overview of Oaxaca

Spending time with a native who knows and loves her city is the best way to learn about it. A balanced mix of archeology, history, culture and crafts. And a little food as well. A very interesting presentation.

A
A.

Guest did not leave comment

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M.H.
A LOT of information!

Yeti was wonderful and she generously shared a ton of great information. The presentation was so much to take in. I enjoyed what she shared about Oaxaca very much and I can't wait to visit some day. But it was alot of info at one time. She must carry so much knowledge about this place she loves and her generous energy in sharing it was appreciated, I just felt it was a little packed in and rushed. My only (minor comment) would be that I wished she spoke a little slower sometimes, and there was a breath, a moment of pause between slides so I may take in the great information she just shared. A chance to absorb it into memory. Otherwise, great info I enjoyed listening too, but didn't really retain to be able to talk about it after! LOL :)