Myth, Mystery & Magic in Oaxaca with Florencio Moreno
October 27 to November 3, 2016
The legacy of Mexico’s ancient civilization is as vibrant today in and around Oaxaca as it was three millennia ago. During the colorful celebrations surrounding Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, families in this spirited city make special altars within their homes, go to their local cemeteries to welcome loved ones, prepare special meals, and continue traditions with pride as they have been practiced for thousands of years.
Oaxaca, a city of tree-shaded plazas, tiled roofs, and cobbled streets, is without rival in Latin America for the richness, variety, and quality of its art and native crafts. Long a haven for collectors and a mecca for contemporary artists, it has become a gastronomic destination with its sophisticated cuisine that merges the influence of Spanish, Indian, and Mexican cooking. The tour will be led by Florencio Moreno, cultural anthropologist, historian, and captivating storyteller whose ability to bring to life the magic of Oaxaca, where he lives, has made him a favorite of SBMA travelers.
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