I could walk into this room
And the waves of conversation are enough
To knock you down in the undertow
OAXACA DE JUAREZ, MEXICO — Sánchez Pascuas Market celebrated its 40th anniversary on August 19.
I am privileged, privileged, privileged with the friendship of the vendors. For my efforts I was given a ginormous key to the market. Honestly, if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.
Many, many thanks to Minerva y Fernando, Gerhard y Guadalupe, Carmen y Lucia, Rosa y su mama y hermana, Oscar, Luz Gabriella, Manuel, Efrain, Gloria y Ignacio, Guille y Guillermina. Also special thanks to those who joined me: Esteban, Henry y Rosa y Carlos Topete, who wrote this great feature.
Finally, let me extend a challenge. Borrowing from the local tourism board’s current campaign of “Atrévete!’ I dare you to visit the markets in Oaxaca (Atrévete a visitar los mercados de Oaxaca). Check-in!