|glyph at Monte Albán|
|The Zapotecs were one of the earliest civilizations in the Americas.|
|The Fería del Tejate at Huyapam|
It was so fascinating to see all the different tejates and the colourful costumes of the vendors. Unfortunately, I have tried tejate before and I'm really not that much of a fan.
|Beto, Mari and me|
Oaxaca Learning Center who coordinated the funding and support that enabled her to attend Teachers'
College. The state of Oaxaca struggles with a shortage of trained teachers, as in the past, teaching jobs
were passed down through families. Very powerful unions protect the teachers' positions but it is truly
the students who suffer. With trained indigenous teachers, the rural students stand a better chance at success. My sister and I, who provided money for living stipend and school supplies, received a letter
each month during Mari's studies. It was interesting to compare teacher training in Mexico with that in Canada.
Yesterday was Palm Sunday. The last three years, I have spent Holy Week in Paris. There are processions and free music in many churches. In Oaxaca, everyone was selling ramas, palm decorations. I resisted for a while but finally, I bought this palm of Jesus on the cross.
It was such a busy weekend that I am very slow getting started this Monday morning but the
bookshelves are calling and brother only has a few days.