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Oaxaca Documentary Film Workshop Opportunity

If you are interested in an opportunity to not only explore Oaxacan culture, but to introduce yourself to the art of documentary film making, I recommend signing up for the Oaxaca Documentary Film Workshop hosted by Norma Hawthorne.  Oaxaca, Mexico is a state filled with traditional culture told through the work of talented artisans and [...]

Mexico and Central America: Outtakes and Deleted Scenes

After our long drive through Mexico and Central America, we had a lot of footage that just couldn’t be missed.  Check out the video below to see clips from our trip.
Quick Facts about our ramblings in Mexico and South America:

Rambling Began in Mexico: June 12th, 2009

Departure from Central America in Panama: October 4th, [...]

How to Survive Mexican Fireworks Displays :: Teotitlan, Mexico

By: Nick H-J
Last night I had the chance to attend a display of fireworks in the small village of Teotilan in Oaxaca.  It was an event that will remain with me for the rest of my life.  If you are not clear on the fundamental underlying differences between U.S. and Mexican culture (with regard to [...]

Guest Blogger: Norma Hawthorne Writes about Oaxacan Culture

Norma Hawthorne is a mover and a shaker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an accomplished artist, and coordinator of numerous cultural workshops based in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico (she also happens to be Nick’s stepmother, by the way).  Since Norma has published numerous articles about Oaxacan culture, weaving, and cuisine, [...]

Map of Mainland Mexico

Fun with Maps and Mountainous Roads :: Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico

After bouncing through the dusty and rocky roads of Baja, the paved roads of mainland Mexico came as a great surprise.  Our Mexican experience suddenly became modern – we whizzed by Wal-Marts, billboards, and cell phone tiendas on our smooth, asphalt path down the highway.  The ferry landed us in Topolobampo, hundreds of miles away [...]

Our Route in Baja, Mexico :: The Video

You’ve read all about our route in Baja, now you can see a short video of the Ramblers on the road:

Ferrying to Mainland Mexico from La Paz, Baja California Sur

In order to cross into mainland Mexico, you will need to ferry across the Gulf of California into one of two cities from La Paz: Topolobampo and Mazatlan.  We chose to ferry to Topolobampo, the shortest ferry ride (6 hours), to save money on our tickets.  The ferry station is located at Playa Pichilingue, which [...]

Camping in Baja, Mexico :: Our Route through this Beautiful Mexican Peninsula – PART 2

NIGHT 23 – La Paz
From San Juanico, the route into La Paz is primarily driven on the paved roads of Mex 1.  The trip takes 5-6 hours.  We arrived in the evening, driving along the malecon (boardwalk) as the sun set.  There were people, palm trees, and restaurants everywhere, and, since we didn’t know anyone [...]

Surfing in Baja, Mexico :: A Short Video

Check out our boards and reports of my first attempts to surf!