Responsible Tourism with Fundación En Vía

on Make, Travel  

It’s been over a year since this trip to Mexico, but I really wanted to make sure I write about this tour as it was such an amazing experience.

Fundación En Vía isn’t your average day tour around Oaxaca. Run as a non-profit, the tour is one part of a program helping provide interest-free microloans to women living in the many small towns in the region, enabling them to start or improve their own businesses. The women attend business education and English workshops, with the final step before increasing the loan amount being a presentation to a tour group. The cost of the tour goes towards these loans and the running of the organisation and education programs.

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Cooking in Oaxaca

on Food, Travel  

Since Oaxaca is known for its food, cooking classes are popular for travellers wanting to learn more about the local cuisine. The Boy and I were keen to learn more about Mexican cuisine beyond the “Tex Mex” we’re used to in Australia, so on New Year’s Eve in 2015 we did the Taste of Oaxaca cooking class with Karla Maria.

(Yes, it has taken me a very long time to get around to writing this!)

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Head and Heart – 2016

on Life  

What a year! I’m now in that wonderful zone between Christmas and the new year, where I can spend my days at home working on my own projects and napping whenever I feel like it. Having travelled in January for the past few years, it’s nice to have a quiet, relaxing and reflective time to round out 2016.

I haven’t been the best blogger in this space this year, but here’s what I’ve been up to.

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