An update from Anne, a graduate student in history with a focus on the U.S. Southwest and Mexico who is doing research on Indian history:
Arriving back at San Bartolo Muesum, we put the finishing touches on our puppets. We sewed the clothes using vibrant fabrics, painted features on the faces and glued hair that clearly distinguished the male from the female puppet. We worked as a team and laughed at each other and at ourselves.
Beginning at the beautiful Santo Domingo Church in Oaxaca City, we danced the streets among enormous crowds as we made our way to the Zocalo.
They followed a group of women dancers while the rest of us followed in the footsteps of the guys.
Leslie and Rachel joined us in traditional costumes and passed out candy to the amazing children in the audience. We had a blast.
After taking countless photographs, we relaxed at a great restaurant and prepared for the second leg of our journey in the Sierra Norte.