This article is from the July 2002 The Mexico File
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Cultural Trip to Oaxaca
Far Horizons is sponsoring a cultural trip to El Tajin, the Jalapa Museum, and Day of the Dead Festivities in Oaxaca. This is co-sponsored with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The tour begins in El Tajin, a World Heritage Site since 1992, where participants will explore the remains of what is arguably the lovliest ancient city in the Americas. Then they will continue to Jalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, to see the city’s magnificent museum, one of the newest and most spectacular in Mexico. Then it is on to Oaxaca , where they will meet the legendary Aguilar sisters in their home studios, internationally renowned contemporary folk artists. From there, participants will travel to the village of Arrazola to meet with master carver Manuel Jiminez, the originator of the whimsical brightly covered woodcarving style that is now associated with Oaxaca. There will also be a meeting with weaver Isaac Vasquez, who has work in private collections and museums all over the world. In Oaxaca City they will dine at the town’s finest restaurants, meeting the chefs and sampling the unique cuisine ofOaxaca.
Trip Cost: $3745.00 includes airfare from Houston and Mexican flights.
Trip Dates: October 25 - November 3, 2002
Phone: (800) 552-4575