An Interview with Julieta Salazar Robert at Villada in Oaxaca, Mexico
It’s that time of year again when UVM’s Oaxaca Study Abroad program starts and a curious bunch of undergraduates, from many different majors, come together to learn about Mexico’s past and present history, politics, language, culture, art, and best of all for me, its incredible food.
This year, the students’ first four days are in an acclimatization retreat at La Villada Inn about 20 minutes up a steep hill outside of the City of Oaxaca. A picturesque location with views down the valley and up into the majestic and very high, Sierra Norte Mountains.
Oaxaca is a state in Mexico and its capitol is formally called Oaxaca de Juarez, which is where UVM’s program is based. The city has approximately 100,000 inhabitants and is known for its fine and artisanal art as well as for its beauty, a mile high up in the Sierras. Far from the troubled border, Oaxaca is a haven of artists and interested foreigners curious about this special place. Continue reading