As an anthropologist who has lived and worked in Mexico for decades, my home in San Felipe reflects my years of collecting crafts, and the influence in style of the many places I've worked in Mexico.
Oaxaca is one of the most diverse--culturally, botanically, historically and socially--places in the world, which is one reason why anthropologists love it. As a result the city is a vibrant space for intellectual discovery and exchange, as well as being the living repository of histories and cultures as they appropriate and are transformed by the global world.
In Oaxaca, I never go without visiting the Ethnobotanical Garden, the Museo Textil, and many other sites--the Centro Academico San Pablo. I buy my coffee from the independent organization, CEPCO. I love sitting on the Zocalo for a mid-morning capucchino after shopping in the downtown market for gifts. The Pochote Market (Fri/Sat) is where I buy my delicious, local organic vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads and other things--invariably I run into old or new friends as I sit down at the group tables for breakfast.
FACEBOOK: Oaxaca, Instituto Welte de Estudios Oaxaquenos is a page run by a group of us as a clearing house for announcements--movies, talks, events and news.