Day 8: The Scooters of Oaxaca

A few days ago, I gave you a taste of the motor­cy­cle scene here in Oax­a­ca, at least those that are pressed into worka­day ser­vice. Today we look at scoot­ers here in Oax­a­ca, a species per­haps even more numer­ous than the work­ing motor­cy­cle. Frist off: in the above-men­­tioned dri­v­el, I men­tioned that every man­u­fac­tur­er here […]

Oaxaca Day 3: the utility motorcycles

There are a lot of motor­cy­cles in Oax­a­ca, and the vast major­i­ty are work­ing motor­cy­cles, not recre­ation­al rides. Here are a few of the bikes I spot­ted today, includ­ing a few brands you prob­a­bly haven’t seen in the US. Every man­u­fac­tur­er rep­re­sent­ed in Mex­i­co has a 125 sin­gle, they are the work­hors­es of the city […]

Oaxaca, Day 2: Parque Paseo Juarez de Llano

Today was much more ener­getic than yes­ter­day, we decid­ed to walk up to Juarez Par­que, on the oth­er side of cen­tral Oax­a­ca. Accord­ing to lara’s lit­tle pedome­ter, we walked 6 miles today. On the way, we found a won­der­ful lit­tle cof­fee shop, called Black Cof­fee Gallery. a won­der­ful space with good cof­fee, lots of light, and […]

New Glass

We spent a lit­tle time down at the expen­sive toy store ear­li­er this week­end. We came away with two new-to-us lens­es. The first is rather dull — it’s a straight across replace­ment for the 70 – 300 that we already had. The new one has VR, Nikon’s image stabilization/vibration reduc­tion pack­age. The longer the lens the more I appre­ci­ate […]