Friday, December 30, 2016

To Zipolite with Love

A little stroll down memory lane. Wish we there. Enjoy! Sending out Peace, Love and Light to you all.



On 3 occassions we were blessed to see the Karma Cleasning Ceremony. I hope we get to again. 
http://shambhalavision.blogspot.ca/

http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.ca/2012/12/end-of-year-and-new-years-celebration.html

http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.ca/2012/12/mazunte-turtle-museo-2012.html



Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2012

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico

So it's October and I remember seeing videos of Dia de Los Muertos and wanting to go to Oaxaca so bad and there were lots of things that almost stopped us but we made it and I have all these wonderful video of the event. If you look back through the blog posts you will see most detailed info relating to our time there.

 Interesting how our perspectives change as we learn more. Right now I am learning about Cultural Appreciation and Cultural Appropriation and have posted info here https://mylangaratrccarvingjourney.blogspot.ca/2016/09/cultural-appropriation.html.

I was never familiar with these terms Cultural Appreciation and Cultural Appropriation I have for many years since some of my first visits to Mexico tried very hard never to take advantage or to be disrespectful.

There are more and more celebrations, events, movies that emulate Dia de los Muertos and I felt it is important to address it in this post. I want to point out I am not an expert on this and I am sharing this information for you to consider.

Please note, some of these repeat a bit as they were edited, remade, shortened etc from the original postings while in Oaxaca and then later on.

http://youtu.be/Sxp-h-L10X8 Halloween in Oaxaca

http://youtu.be/2KcfvqjWZWE Día de los Angelitos - Morning

http://youtu.be/ZV5gNG2BJDo Día de los Angelitos - Complete Version

http://youtu.be/g0Ki6T1k_uI Día de los Angelitos-Nov 1 2012- Part 1

http://youtu.be/_NeubaH_s8w Día de los Angelitos -Nov 1 2012- Part 2

http://youtu.be/q2dEXQf13d4 Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca City 2012- Part 2

http://youtu.be/4g6sr2EUAlk Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca City 2012- Part 3

http://youtu.be/pjYcvcKOxMA Las Catrinas-Dia de Los Muertos-2012

http://youtu.be/iqmHNVcClXA  Musicians de Oaxaca- Dia de Los Muertos 




So please enjoy these post but I hope you will watch this too 



Now looking back at this, is it Cultural Appreciation or does it have elements of Cultural Appropriation. I never made any money from these..although Youtube has...by putting ads on it.




Anyways I am aware and doing my best to learn, share and change if necessary. We are supposed to attend the Stanley Park http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/ghost-train.aspx

 I was thinking it would be so fun to dress up as Catrinas. But this  year Angel doesn't want to dress up, whether it is because she's 14, maybe this teenager/ high school thing or maybe deep down she knows maybe it's not quite right...I am not sure. After watching the video...about Cultural Appreciation and Appropriation has me questioning whether it's right to actually dress as a Catrina if one is outside of Mexico.  Definitely something to give thought to and have conversations about.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Missing Mexico September 2016

Posada Roca Blanca back in 2008
 It's that time of year again. I get so anxious and the feeling is so strong, I just want to jump on a plane and bus and head to Zipolite. I miss all my family and friends there. Nearly 4 years now since we've been back.


Photos/Art © 2007 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita
 But I can't, not right now...I am going to go to school for a bit and my kid's in school, many reading this post and blog know her...she's not homeschooled any more...I have her in the system. She likes it. She's learning a lot. I wish I could teach her but she is old enough to choose.
Photos/Art © 2007 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2007 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita

Photos/Art © 2007 Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita



I wanted to do a shout out to everyone down there. So here goes...







http://shambhalavision.blogspot.ca



http://posadaesmeralda.blogspot.ca



http://rocablancaposada.blogspot.ca

A few years back I really tried my hardest to make an app but I just couldn't finish it so I could get it in the Playstore...but I did build this blog. Sorry I haven't updated it lately but will soon.

http://zipolitemexico.blogspot.ca/

Here's a list of hotels the have rooms in the off season for under $50 a night 
http://zipolitemexico.blogspot.ca/p/hotels.html

There's going to be a BIG CELEBRATION for Dia De Los Muertos.
I REALLY WISH WE COULD GO!  http://zipoliteoax.blogspot.ca/



http://zipoliteoax.blogspot.ca/
http://zipoliteoax.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html

http://zipoliteoax.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html

http://zipoliteoax.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html

Para crear un altar por la paz, en honor a nuestros difuntos y a los muertos victimas de la violencia en México; dentro de las actividades del 5er Festival del día de muertos, Zipolite 2016.  MECANICA: Traer velas, flores, dulces, semillas, cigarros, etc. Y el deseo que la paz regrese a nuestro México y el mundo. El altar prendera todas las velas que se recopilen el día 2 de noviembre y habrá velación. La recepción de donaciones para el altar por la paz será en los siguientes puntos: Zipolite - “Colectivo Social Club”

Google Translate ( not the best but you get it )



If you want to learn more about Mexico, Oaxaca, Zipolite, Dia de Los Muertos, you should watch my videos and read through this blog. Even though I don't post here that often there is a lot of great info here.  http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.ca


http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.ca/p/140-videos-i-made-in-mexico.html

Here's some great videos I made in Oaxaca City. It was really a wonderful experience that I was able to share with my daughter and I am very very grateful for it. They are backwards so watch in reverse order

http://youtu.be/pjYcvcKOxMA Las Catrinas-Dia de Los Muertos-2012
http://youtu.be/4g6sr2EUAlk Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca City 2012- Part 3
http://youtu.be/q2dEXQf13d4 Dia de Los Muertos in Oaxaca City 2012- Part 2
http://youtu.be/_NeubaH_s8w Día de los Angelitos -Nov 1 2012- Part 2
http://youtu.be/g0Ki6T1k_uI Día de los Angelitos-Nov 1 2012- Part 1
http://youtu.be/ZV5gNG2BJDo Día de los Angelitos - Complete Version
http://youtu.be/2KcfvqjWZWE Día de los Angelitos - Morning
http://youtu.be/Sxp-h-L10X8 Halloween in Oaxaca

Here's a lovely memory I would like to share with you.


This link

This link is to a Facebook Page Album for many of the Roca Blanca Area- Zipolite Businesses/Negocios and if you click through them you can find info on hotels and restaurant. Just know that I have not updated in nearly 4 years so you have to do your own research.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.693058730737212.1073741825.135255706517520&type=1&l=473c0147a4