Kris' Journey to Mexico

Current Location

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Join me in Oaxaca and we will celebrate the wonderful food and traditions of one of the most diverse and culturally rich places in Mexico. 78 indigenous groups live here, and each has a rich culture!


Traveling safely meant taking extra precautions this year like wearing a mask, and making sure I was able to receive COVID19 testing. Luckily, everything went great, and we all stayed healthy.


The city of Oaxaca has many beautiful buildings. The center of the city is easily walkable with a central zocalo, or main square that has a beautiful cathedral.

Field Notes

Community volunteers monitor sea turtle nests closely on the Oaxacan coasts. Visitors, like us, are able to contact someone in the volunteer group to arrange a visit in return for a small donation.


When you travel, you inevitably meet other travelers eager to be your friend. Despite the pandemic, I was able to meet two new friends who became trusted people within my pod.