Why OAXACA MEXICO is one of our FAVORITE places!!

Why OAXACA MEXICO is one of our FAVORITE places!!


Welcome back Tangerineys. It is October 31st – the day when Dia de Muertos really get started. We’ve been out at this time on previous days and there was nobody around! Ghost Town! Total ghost town! But as you can see behind us, there is what I believe is the start of a comparsa which is a little procession; kind of like a parade – where people get together, they’re wearing costumes; different outfits usually, sometimes they match. There’s banda music to go along with it. It’s very lively and fun. I really want to see like what all is going to be happening here, but we’re super hungry. So that’s gonna have to wait. Let’s go get some food! Hello! Hello! Hello! Help me. Damn! So up until this point, we really haven’t been eaten anywhere outside of the center of the city. So, Jordan found this what we think is going to be an awesome spot to grab a bite to eat. Yeah, we’re walking over. It’s an 18-minute walk from Centro to Barrio Xochimilco – that’s the name of the neighborhood and the restaurant is Chepiche Cafe. That was so good! We are set for some exploring. All right… (120 Pesos – $6.24 USD) (90 Pesos – $4.68 USD) (Maddie mimicking a cat meow) Oh and we also got into some shenanigans last night where it did not rain on our parade this time. You want a lively celebration? Oaxaca is the place to be! It is the 30th of October now… We just went in and saw Altares de Las Ocho Regiones or the altars of the heat regions of Oaxaca… And so there are eight different altars. I think that’s the same thing as ofrenda, but I’m not totally sure. What did you think? They were all gigantic… and colorful… elaborate? Yeah. I was having a hard time knowing what to look at like you walked up to one and well there was so much to look at in each one. And some of them were super organized and more linear and others were just sort of like all over the place with different offerings for the loved ones. One thing I will say is that we have a lot to learn about Altares – about altars. I don’t know nearly enough to even know what most of the stuff signifies, including like the bread and the flowers and all that type of thing. And then it gets even more complex that there are eight different regions of Oaxaca and they all look so different. You said you had a lot to learn about altars. I have a lot to learn about everything here. Yes. Everything to do with Dia de Muertos. I’m excited because tomorrow we’re taking some cemetery tours and learning all there is to learn about this whole thing, like all the celebrations and the traditions – why things are the way they are and where they develop. So, I’m pretty stoked about that because up into this point I’ve just been enjoying it. I’ve just been like along for the ride. Yeah, exactly, me too. (Back to present day) So we wanted to visit the cemetery here in Xochimilco since it’s very close to the restaurant and this Barrio Xochimilco is pretty cool. What do you think? It’s so colorful. There’s like art all over the place and on that street over there the buildings were like totally decorated – like the full walls of the building were decorated. There are squawking dog… some squawking birds… squawking A squawking dog… I like this one. This is cool. Are the skeletons killing the devil? Not sure what’s going on here. So we’re in this Panteon now and to be honest, I always feel a little bit like weird going into these because obviously we don’t have anyone buried here and we don’t want to be disrespectful but you can see that people are behind me setting up with flowers and different decorations and I want to say that it’s not… It’s an okay thing to check this out because they’re selling tours to cemeteries all over the place here in Oaxaca. Like people are asking us to take tours all the time. Hopefully, it is. Well, I’m really antsy to get back closer to Centro because that’s basically where most of the comparsas are happening and who knows what else? Honestly, we’re still just along for the ride. This has got to be my favorite wall, I’ve seen it all of Oaxaca… It’s filled with “Maddie-golds” (Maddie making a joke about marigolds) and if you look closely, there are actually two skulls. Oh, Cool! And it spells something down here… Dia de Muertos. Awesome. We’re walking back, we happened upon this market filled with all flowers. It smells so good here. It smells so good. I swear to goodness, how can you be unhappy when it just looks like this everywhere? And then you’ve got these beautiful murals all over the wall. This is right outside of Mercado Sanchez Pascuas. I have such trouble pronouncing things or at least this week maybe. As many of you guys know by now, we’re living in Puerto Morelos – Quintana Roo. Something I really miss is that there’s no mercados like this where you can buy a bunch of fresh local things. We typically just go to a grocery store like Chedraui and yes, there are probably some in Playa Del Carmen in Cancun, but it’s nice to have them in your neighborhood and I just love going in them. It’s like such a blast of Mexican culture. We only have a little mercaditos with verduras – vegetables and fruits and stuff, but nothing like this. Yeah. Where it’s a legit market. Hi! I’m a bird! 200 Pesos ($10.45 USD) Thank you so much! Thank you. See you later! So if you weren’t getting enough attention already, now everyone wants to take pictures of you. I thought this was going to be my disguise. [Laughter] No! It is but now even more want to take pictures! I stick out like a sore thumb! [Laughter] Especially with this and the matching blouse. I’m so happy. I am so happy! I just told Jordan… vamanos, muy rapido. You are going to get us killed crossing these streets. I know, I know… I just told Jordan I can die now because this just checked off my Dia de Muertos bucket list. And I told her she’s not allowed. I’m so happy, this looks amazing. They made it match this shirt – This shirt that I got from Chiapas. It’s so bright and vibrant and colorful. I don’t even know what to say… I’m just so happy. [Laughter] One of the things there are no shortage of in Oaxaca City to my delight is eloteros or in this case an elotera; meaning a woman who sells elote and esquites. So I got a cup of esquites and it’s… oh my gosh. This is just heaven for me. So, what is it for those who haven’t been around? Well, this is 20 pesos ($1.04 USD) for Corn on the cob, but it’s off the cob with some spicy stuff, and some cream, and some cheese, and some magic, and it’s delicious! Now I just have to figure out how to eat it with all this face painting, without ruining it. I didn’t even think about that. Guys if you’re liking this video so far, please consider subscribing to our channel because we put out tons of videos about Mexico and also our travels all across the world and we hope you’ll join us in another video. Coming up behind me is another comparsa. These happens so randomly all up and down the streets. Like I don’t think any of them are planned and you never know where they’re going to be, and can you hear me now?!? Well I don’t know if we found the semillas de calabaza lady. It wasn’t the same one but these do look like they have some spices on them. So, we took a risk and got 5 bags (50 Pesos for 5 – $2.61 USD) Yeah, we practically cleaned her out. [Laughter] Here’s the moment of truth. I’m going to be sorely disappointed if they’re not the same. Oh, they’re good, yes. Hooray! No more embarrassing yelling in the street for me. Semillas de calabaza. Stop! [Laughter] So, I guess it’s a street food kind of day. I got three churros for 15 pesos ($0.78 USD) They’re perfect. Sugary on the outside, then a crunchy layer, and then a soft chewy layer. Mmm! Jealous! We are back at Zandunga (Sabor Istmeno) because I cannot get enough of this dish. I am in love with it. Sorry, Maddie. [Laughter] Sorry because it’s mole and I can’t eat it. No, sorry, because I’m in love with the dish and not you. Oh, Wow!! I’m just kidding. I think if I were a true Mexican I would take the tortilla and dip it in a Mole like this, but I like tacos, so I’m going to make a Taco out of it. I think that’s the way with true Mexican also. Maybe but I generally see Mexicans use a dipping tortilla into a sauce when they have it. And we have to refuel for tonight because of the cemetery tours and everything. We are going to be up way past our bedtime till 1:00 in the morning. So, besides my, esquites that I got, I have some espresso here because that’s the only thing that’s going to keep me up. Our Airbnb host was telling us that each year the Dia de Muertos celebration here in Oaxaca has become less and less traditional as you see some more elements of Halloween kind of sneak into it each year. Speaking of that, there have been a lot of kids that have been coming up to us with like trick-or-treat, little buckets, like pumpkins or bags or whatever. I honest to goodness don’t know if I’m supposed to give them money or candy or what they’re asking for, yeah. I haven’t made out any words that they’ve said to us. No, no, they just walk up and it’s like, I’m so sorry like you’re adorable, but I don’t know what you want [Laughter] So, I’m not sure if this is also a comparsa but in this one, instead of just moving forward they’re all going in a circle and dancing. Well if this is not the most fun, I don’t know what is! We’re going to see if we can make our way through the crowd. This whip crack was SO much louder in person. Oh my gosh! Holy Schnikeys!! Is this guy not worried that he is going to kill somebody? What the hell! [Laughter] Follow me! Gracias Amigo. Gracias. I present to my love a rose. Awe! Gracias, mi amor. So people walk up to a table like this all the time trying to sell jewelry and all this kind of stuff. Usually, we turn them down but when we can we’d like to help out a little and in this case, we gave 20 Pesos ($1.04 USD) instead of the 15 Pesos ($0.78) he was asking. I personally always prefer to buy from the people who are selling something rather than the ones who are just asking for money, but that’s just my personal preference. But I think this is pretty cool. It takes some handiwork to make these. So we had the question for you earlier about what these kids were asking for, who had their little pumpkin buckets and we just saw a couple kids counting their loot and it was both coins and candy. So, either one works. You know, I’ll be honest when I used to trick-or-treat as a kid. Like some houses they didn’t have candy. They would give you money. I was so dang excited to have money and like, you know it’d be a quarter or something but I’d be like “I’m rich! A quarter, oh my gosh!” So, I’m sure that’s going to be how they are feeling right now. Wow! So, I know you guys are going to be asking “Where is Laska? Where is Laska?” (Laska sounds) We did not drive here, therefore, Laska’s not with us. She is back home in Puerto Morelos with our good friends. Thank You. Dieg-Roh (Maddie saying it how Laska would) Diego, for watching Laska! Last year in Aguascalientes though, we saw this Husky dressed like Dracula and so far we’ve seen dogs dressed up like what. I just saw a pug dressed like a pumpkin. A pug-kin. Pugkin. [Laughter] Oh how cute would Laska be dressed up, you guys? Oh, I miss her! So while sipping some mezcal this tour started off with them showing us a little bit about Day of the Dead and the history about it. It was interesting to learn that there’s different levels to the altars. There’s one that has 2 and 3 and 7. So I didn’t know that before. Probably going to butcher this, but I think the first one we’re going to is called Xoxocotlan. We are on our way. So, there is so much traffic that our tour guide said” “Okay, well, we can either wait in traffic forever or we can walk 10 blocks to get there.” I can already tell how commercialize this is, so, I’m guessing it’s going to be really busy. But we are on our way to the older cemetery right now (there are two in the city). So far, this tour isn’t what I was expecting. It turns out that after having mezcal and eating and them telling us a little bit about Dia de Muertos and the history, and then they provided transportation, and they’re like “okay we’re going to meet back here in 90 minutes.” We haven’t found a cemetery, but we did find a concert. There was even a live band! [Singing in Spanish] Goodbye love. Goodbye love. Goodbye love! Goodbye love! [Applause and cheers] So, we finally found the old one – the old cemetery and I’m pretty sure this is the less busy of the two. So here’s my question, earlier we were in a cemetery and I was thinking I don’t want to be disrespectful by being in here because we don’t have anyone buried here. Now there’s dozens or hundreds of people in this cemetery and there’s families who are actually trying to mourn the loss of their loved ones or to celebrate their lives and there’s people just like crouching in front of them and blocking their way to try to get pictures and videos. Is this disrespectful or is this kind of supposed to be a memory of them and it’s cool that there’re a lot of people gathering that memory. So, we left the older cemetery pretty quickly. Personally, I was pretty disgusted with what I saw in there because people were trying to be with their loved ones in there and then there were swarms of people, like cutting them off – getting in front of them to take a picture of what they have put over the grave. I think it’s a new dynamic, honestly. I found a friend. Meow. [Laughter] [Live concert] (Panteon Mictlancihuatl) And now, this is us trying to get in the other cemetery. There’re so many people here. It’s absurd. So, we actually picked the old one to go to first because we thought it would have less people and although it was like that in the entrance here. It feels like a total party in here. People are celebrating the lives of their loved ones. I feel like this is kind of what Dia de Muertos is about. Off to Atzompa, Oaxaca. This is our third Panteon – 3rd Cemetary of the night, we both almost fell asleep on the way over here (1.37 am) We were supposed to be back home a half-hour ago but the traffic was so bad. But this third one, this is what I have always imagined Dia de Muertos being about. This is about the liveliest Cemetery I’ve ever seen! [Live Music] There was a full-on concert going on. [Live Music] Everyone was in a much more lively upbeat manner and I’m sure you are not trying to say that the first one we went to was doing it wrong. No, no, no. No. No, not at all. Not at all. But I mean as far as what I pictured and I felt like we were being disrespectful at the first one. Here, I feel like we are being part of the celebrations or a part of the memory-making or like commemorating of the loved ones and whatnot. I’ve never seen a cemetery so lively though. No, never! Everyone’s walking around with beers, vendors all over the place. I saw multiple people pouring it out, you know… like pour the beer out or whatever on the gravestone of their loved one and so I think that’s what it’s really all about is remembering the people that you loved and welcoming them back and remembering the lives that they had and I think that’s really special. [Live Music] You’ll have to excuse her. Maddie’s a bit of a zombie this morning because we were up way past our bedtime. Breakfast. Need breakfast. So this morning I am getting a pan de elote, a tamal de elote and chilaquiles de elote. I’m on a bit of an elote kick. But I almost forgot, Restaurante Catedral brings out memelitas de elote tambien. So, a memela or a memelita is kind of like a sope. So, it has a corn masa base with a little bit of sauce in this case and some cheese on top of it. They’re really tasty here! These are my favorite chilaquiles I’ve ever had. They’re also some of the most expensive at 160 pesos ($8.37 USD), but they’re so good. 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[MC is warming up the audience with a “Simon Says” type of game] What am I saying? [Laughter] A masa masa masa. A masa masa masa. Oh ah, oh oh ah, oh oh ah, oh ah. Oh ah, oh oh ah, oh oh ah, oh ah. Perfect! A most cordial welcome to Coco, the musical. [Cheering] They’re throwing out balls and everyone is yelling for them. The poor kids by us aren’t getting any. (Kids yelling for balls) Over here! Right here! Here! [Live music] I thought that was fun. It was more or less like the movie with their own unique takes here and there. I was a little bit surprised that they did some clips of the movie and then added the play / musical to it. It was more like a play, it seemed like to me. Oh, poor baby! Are you okay? I told you never to visit this plaza. Now, let’s go home. Uhh…But grandma, I was just practicing. We quickly found out who funded it because they spent a half-hour before the show praising themselves. And now we’re back here at the city center of Oaxaca City trying to find out where the comparsas are. They’re supposedly three huge ones tonight. So that’s why we left the musical early to come back here. [Live music] There are a couple people out here tonight. [Laughter] A couple. Can anyone tell me what the heck a Cangreburguer El Bob is? And why do they always use Bob? I feel like they’re always named something Bob. That’s not even a Mexican name. [Laughter] Oh, shoot! Oh my gosh! Do you want to close the window? No, no I don’t. [Fireworks whistling] Oh my gosh! Oh, this is like right at eye level, be careful. Ahh!! Oh my gosh! So I was kind of sad because I thought we had totally missed the biggest comparsa of Dia de Muertos celebrations and Because it took us a while to get back from the Coco musical but as it turns out one of them just went down our street, so we’ve literally got a front-row view of it from like a high vantage point. So cool! I’m ecstatic right now! [Live music from the parade band] How crazy is this? It’s right outside our window. [Laughter] [Live music from the parade band] [Chanting from the parade] It’s strange, most places – well pretty much anywhere I’ve ever been, when it rains, it gets cooler. Well, when we first got here, it was raining every evening, but then it’s stopped raining the last couple of days. Thank goodness! Yeah, thank goodness but now it’s way colder, which is super weird! It’s freezing. To me, this is freezing and it’s probably like 58 – 60 degrees. What’s the current temperature? 60. Hey, I was right! 60 degrees but we’re bundled up because we’re weenies. Yeah, well, we live in the tropics, so… Oh gosh, we’re going to die. Jordan! How many times are you going to just pull me into traffic? It’s okay. As long as it takes till you kill me? You completed your bucket list of getting your face painted. But it’s not painted anymore. It needs to be painted. If I’m going to die, I want to die beautiful. You are beautiful. Awe! Being part of Dia de Muertos here in Oaxaca, I’m so torn. On the one hand. I want to be part of all of it. I want to see it all, I want to smell it all, I want to experience it all. But then, on the other hand, I’m super exhausted after all of these days of fiestas and then, of course, being around so many people is like Woah, Nellie!! A child-brije (Play on words with Alebrije) How cute is this! He has little wings. [Laughter] So we ran into a couple earlier who had seen our videos and on them, they had a pile of Pumpkin seeds – toasted pumpkin seeds just like we told you about. Guys, I swear if you buy all the pumpkin seeds on the market and we can’t get any more then we’re just not going to tell you this stuff anymore. We’ll just stop making videos. I’m just kidding. I’m totally joking guys. Buy them up! Support local vendors! Eat all the semillas de calabaza. Scream in the streets. Do what you want to do. We just found this potato street stand market guy. (Maddie making fun of Jordan) Street stand market guy Exactly. Exactly. And they serve potatoes in a bunch of different ways. They slice it, they spiral it The chop it up They chop it up! (Maddie) Chop it off! Like fries but I got this big old thing potato chip looking things. Bucket of taters. I’ve already ate quite a few. 29 pesos. These are like the freshest chips we’ve ever bought. For sure! Wanna feed me? Them some fresh potato chips! [Parade band playing music] [Laughter] This kid is adorable! Okay, so I think I got. All these guys dance the same, tell me if this is it [Parade band playing music] Nailed it! Guys how cute is this? They dressed the dog up to make it look like their parents. Tangerineys, it is November 2nd, the official last day of Día de Muertos. So we’re wrapping things up here We decided before this all finishes up, we wanted to head to Panteon General, which is probably the number one that was recommended to us to visit Yeah, and that translates to the general cemetery, the main cemetery. It’s in a neighborhood that’s very close to the center of Oaxaca. It took us about Like 15 minutes to get here, so pretty close. And there’s a lot more going on here that I was expecting. Oh, yeah It’s actually really lively right over here to our right! So it’s about 4 or 4:30 in the afternoon and I Was not expecting there to be this many people here. But this is about as lively As it gets. And what I love is it’s just about all locals. Bringing their food out and Flowers, having just a great time. What a cool atmosphere! And if you want some cheap food, you can come here. Everything a diez, a diez! [Laughter] 10 pesos for everything! Not really, but pretty much. In a previous video we were trying to get to the bottom of whether the celebration is called Dia de Muertos or Dia de los Muertos because there seems to be a lot of Conflicting information on that. But based on the comments in one of our previous videos – in most places in Mexico It seems like it’s Día de Muertos But we did confirm that there are some places in Mexico where they add the “Los” This is like a full blown carnival outside of the cemetery, I’ve never seen anything like this in Mexico before this. For those of you who live in Oaxaca or know the answer to this, is this stuff right outside of Panteon General Something that goes on every day ,or every weekend, or is it just Specific to the holiday? I’m curious to know that. Yeah. From where I’m standing, it looks pretty permanent to me but At the same time I can’t imagine this kind of partying goes on all the time. Yeah, but I remember When we were living near Chapala, that was something I thought was just for that one special holiday weekend But it turns out it’s there every single day So I’m curious about here, too [Man playing the trumpet] So this one is huge! I thought at first like how great it is that they had what I saw was like four entrances or so, But I can… I can totally see why now, because it is gigantic. I don’t even know where we are inside of here anymore. [Cinematic folk music] Some of these tombs are bigger than apartments that I’ve lived in. This is crazy! Of the cemeteries we visited here in Oaxaca. This is definitely the most organized and also the most elaborate. Most of these are gigantic So I’m I’m seriously wondering if this is where the wealthy people get buried. I Assume it’s a lot more expensive here If there’s even plots of land still available. The other ones – a lot of them were like some people who were buried with just a mound of dirt over top and Here, there’s like you said, they’re just huge! There’s giant rooms for some of them. So it’s… Wow! You know what this reminds me of. That song we were hearing repeatedly last night. How does it go again? Tumbas por aquí. Tumbas por allá. Tumbas, tumbas, tumbas! Ja ja ja ja ja. It’s going to be stuck in my head for the rest of my life. Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya. Do you want to share what just happened? Uh, do you? Well, we were walking through the cemetery and then this very nice and festive family insisted We take a shot of mezcal and it was delicious by the way where can I get some? But this, once again, is what I would picture for the Festivities of Día de Muertos. The first one, in addition to it having very somber music just felt like a little bit like a Man I still don’t have words for that first one, but this on the other hand Way cool! I love that families Come together families and friends come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones instead of Making it a sad thing, making it something to celebrate because Life is something to celebrate! [Cinematic folk music] So unlike when we were doing the tour, I feel like I can be in this one without being Intrusive or disrespectful. I’m much more comfortable being here than those others. How about you? I also enjoy seeing all this in the daytime like all the flowers and the vibrant colors and the way everyone is celebrating A calavera taking a selfie. Oh, that’s not a calavera. Catrina. Catrina! Catrinita taking a selfie. Hello, good afternoon! I would like leche quemada, please. (A type of ice cream) What is leche quemada? (Trying to ask) Is it well-cooked milk or? It’s just milk. It’s typical of here in Oaxaca Here is the only place with leche quemada. In other places, it doesn’t exist. Okay, great. Mmm! Thank you. Thank you. Have a good day! I don’t know how to describe it. Can I get a bigger spoonful? I have too much makeup for that little. [Laughter] I, for the first time ever, me neither. [Laughter] I don’t know how to describe this! It actually tastes like a slight slight taste of burnt ice cream. And I literally have no words. I don’t know what it tastes like it’s Cold like ice cream. Sweet like ice cream. I said it tastes burnt but I feel like that’s the wrong word. More like charred, a charred taste. With ice cream. Yeah, yeah, yeah! I can kind of taste that too. Look at you, Jordan! Describing it in a way I couldn’t. [Laughter] Go you! You’re doing it again with the tejate? I got this again. Would have said when I first tried it, I don’t recommend it. It’s weird, but it’s like really good. Okay. It’s almost like a Somewhat of like a hardened whipped cream on top. Maybe you could describe it like that. But it dissolves instantly in your mouth. It melts in your mouth and then it’s got kind of a chocolatey taste to it. So yeah, I’m a big fan! You should definitely try this and don’t be weirded out at first or maybe just like give it a second shot I was told one time by someone in Sprouts or Whole Foods When I was trying coconut milk, you might not like it the first time, you might not like it the second time, but if you don’t like it by the third time You’re never gonna like it. And by the third time that I tried coconut milk, I liked it. So thanks to That guy I’ll give anything at least three tries. This time, happened on the second time. Well, first and a half. So far, you’ve only given chapulines (crickets) one try though. Yeah… Okay, you got me there. [Parade band playing music] So Jordan is understandably comparsa’d out. Or maybe Dia de Muertos’d out. But I’m maybe a glutton for punishment or maybe Oaxaca just brings out the explorer in me. I’m out here enjoying the festivities and of course searching for some esquites. [Laughter] I convinced Jordan to come back out with me and we’re now At the expo of chocolate, and bread, and mole. Oh, I haven’t seen the mole around here and obviously… They had some when we got this hot chocolate, they had some at their booth. Oh shoot, I hope that’s not what I got. You didn’t. [Laughter] Well, of course, this is an expo with chocolate, so that’s what I had to get, chocolate caliente. Which is a specialty here in Oaxaca and it’s basically hot chocolate, but I think way better and richer and Probably because it’s like local artisanal chocolate from cacao beans grown in Oaxaca. I don’t know entirely how this is made But it actually tastes kind of spicy not in like a hot spicy kind of way but as in that there’s other spices so that’s either the complexity of the chocolate or perhaps there are So we’re gonna have to do some more digging into that or maybe you can let us know in the comments if you know But my favorite part of this is they’re all giving out samples. Samples! So we get to try it all! [Jordan found “Arroz con Leche” – A traditional Mexican dessert.] Thank you! I love this stuff! It’s like Rice with some milky creamy stuff and a little bit of cinnamon flavor. Mmm! All that for 15 pesos. The sign said 20, I don’t know why it was 15. Mmm! It is good, it’s like cinnamon-y and Mmm! Tastes like Christmas to me. Okay, so behind me here is something that I’ve never before seen in Mexico But this is something that my Mexican family has made before, and they’re called buñuelos Which, at least the way that my family made them It’s like a big flour tortilla that’s fried up. And then you put this delicious syrup. What I now think was piloncillo syrup. Break them into pieces And then you just yeah, you like break it up, put the syrup on there and eat it. Oh my gosh. It’s so good! I can’t believe this is the first time in Mexico I’m ever seeing this. And you can get a big old bucket of them for 35 pesos here. Wow! Something I totally wasn’t specting with this… Specting [Laughing at mistake] What were you specting? What I totally was not Expecting with Día de Muertos here in Oaxaca is that there are so many people that are dressed up like different things Like this guy Well, I would have thought that it would be a woman but this guy has corn husks out the wazoo making a dress. And a big headdress. Literally out the wazoo. Out the wazoo. [Laughter] But there’s so many people dressed up as things I bet it’s a very lucrative career to do that around this time of year. If I had to guess. But some of them are so elaborate Like that is unreal! I can’t even imagine how long it would take to make that let alone put it all on. Or to take it all off, woah! Okay, so it is the night of the second, meaning things are like Officially coming to a close and it has been a whirlwind to celebrate Día de Muertos here in Oaxaca. I’m honest to goodness Not sure if I’m relieved that it’s over because we’ve been doing so much, and non-stop, and it’s been a lot of fun the whole time. Or sad I’m a little bit sad because it’s been so much fun! It’s like kind of when you go on a really great vacation and then you have to come back you have that like Vacation hangover that you have to get over I have mixed feelings right now. And now I have to wash this paint off. I have mixed feelings about that too. [Laughter] Oh my goodness! This was such a fun time I think the experiencing dia de Muertos in Oaxaca is by far one of my Favorite experiences that has ever happened to us since traveling, ever, anywhere in the whole world! In my whole life. I hope you enjoyed this video because we worked really really really hard to put this together If you did Please consider subscribing to our channel because we put out other videos about Mexico and traveling all around the world. 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100 thoughts on “Why OAXACA MEXICO is one of our FAVORITE places!!

  1. Cangrueburger means “krabby Patty” from the cartoon spongebob squarepants. Which translates to Bob Esponja in Spanish hence the “el bob”

  2. I don't know if someone answered your question about the Panteón General, but all the party, the trading and food sites are not permanent. Just on 1st and 2nd November and usually on 10th May (mother's day). Also my grandmother and an uncle are buried there and my family is not rich. I don't know how much does it actually cost a land on that cemetery but 20 years ago was not so expensive. I'm so glad you enjoyed my hometown. Greetings.

  3. Cangreburger "El Bob (Esponja)" (Bob from SpongeBob SquarePants).
    Your video is the most comprehensive one on día de muertos in the city of Oaxaca. ??
    I'm sure next time you guys visit the final resting place of your loved ones in the USA, you will see the world in a very different way.
    Take care. Peace. ?✌

  4. En México los buñuelos son típicos de las fiestas de diciembre. Tal vez por eso no los habían visto, pero recorran cualquier ciudad en diciembre y verán buñuelos por todos lados.

  5. Increíble vídeo, una muestra de la mas grande tradición en México, de verdad que hermoso como van descubriendo cada uno de los detalles de esta celebración de la vida de los familiares ya fallecidos, me gusta que prueben todo lo típico de comida y postres, saludos ya me ínscribi

  6. You two are the best …. what a lovely couple you are. You should be congratulated for really capturing the real Mexico. Awesome, awesome video!

  7. Excelente, solo les falto visitar las festividades de los pueblos de aqui de Oaxaca, las cuales son diferentes a las de las zonas urbanas. Saludos desde Oaxaca.

  8. Love your videos guys! 0:39 Mazapan appears! It's a very famous dog in Oaxaca, because he love to dance in calendas. Please keep doing videos! You are awesome ?

  9. Me parece increíble que una mujer que cuenta que toda su vida tuvo problemas con alergias pueda en México comer como lo haces sin muchas preocupaciones, y en verdad que se ven felices, me da mucho gusto que hayan encontrado lo que buscaban, a ustedes mismos y un hogar alterno.

  10. Que hermosa es mi tierra mi Oaxaca y me siento orgulloso de ser oaxaqueño viva oaxaca bien venidos. A mi hermosa tierra oaxaqueña

  11. When I see you guys walking at the panteón general . it's an honor you guys loving our culture and respecting our traditions. I love my city and this year 2019

  12. what ???? another kinect kenons youtube chanel ??????????? don´t matter they love so full my own beautiful MEXICO !!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Just a heads up, it’s best to ask how much something is before ordering something. You tend to get over charged if you don’t.

    “Cuanto Cuesta ese”?✌?
    Love the video and am trying to watch all the commercials for ya!
    ????

  14. Very well done guys, every place or town of México celebrate of many different ways THE DAY OF THE DEAD. We're so glad and proud about our culture and be able to show it around the world.
    Thanx a lot guys, see you… ??‍♂️??

  15. You guys are extraordinary people. Now since you are so open to other cultures you now can experience the foods Mexicans love! A whole new world literally, very entertaining content here.

  16. Omg omg omg!!! ?♥️I live in Oaxaca and I would have loved to see you around specially because we were in the same spots almost at the same time. Your video shows pretty good how big "dia de muertos" is here. Also, I completely agree with you about Xoxocotlán. it's a huge party that has gone a little off rails and the last few years have been difficult for the families that honor their loved ones there, I mean they were used to the visitors before but right now it's all so crazy that it seems impossible to get the real feeling there. That's the reason I prefer going to the "panteón central" which is a much older cemetery where the atmosphere is completely different because most tombs there are super old and sometimes the families that you see gathered around the tomb are two or three generations away from the person buried. I think you missed the part of the cemetery where "la tumba del muerto olvidado Is" It has a great story to tell and the spot itself is beautiful. But okay, maybe next time?Btw, the market around the cemetery is only there during the festivities.

  17. You guys clearly don't understand the dîa de Muertos Celebration ,specially after "Coco" the movie, people are more open to show our traditions. We are so different!!!

  18. Hola ,Tangerinies ! Are you guys , EXPECTING !?!?! … I don't remember giddiness like this sense my wife and I were expecting our first born . OR … have you become … HAPPY ? There are so few of those people here in the US that we forget that is a viable state of mind . We love you both and hope to see you on the trail . Keep smilin' .

  19. We love the this video! Our invitation to receive anyone who would like to visit Oaxaca is open! If you want more information, visit our page. We are close to all the places that appear in the video! www.hotelpereyra.com.mx

  20. Oaxaca es la fiesta y tradición k nunca termina y seguimos de fiesta terminando hasta el 30 de nov gracias a dios nací en oaxaca y soy participante de los disfraces

  21. Me encantó la serie de videos sobre el Día de muertos ???? ojalá puedan visitar la feria del alfeñique en Toluca, Estado de México a mediados de Octubre

  22. AMAZING VIDEO!!!!!!
    If a could gave you one million likes I would do it in a heart beat ??????
    For next year I will recommend you guy's visit Xcaret during the Dia de los muertos. I had the opportunity to be there this year during Dia de los muertos and believe me IT IS MAGICAL!!!!

  23. I kept seeing you two when I’d run errands in DT. I tend to stay away from DT, but next time I’ll gladly show you the less ventured towns.

  24. I don't think it's disrespectful with the tourist crowd in the cemetery , remember dead spirits are there telling all thank you for coming , remembering and enjoy "mi casa es tu casa." Shit,! when I die I welcome all!

  25. Glad to hear you did a second chance to Tejate. I was disappointed when you said you didn't like it. One interesting thing about it is that Tejate in Oaxaca is not the same as Tejate in other regions of the country. In Tlaxcala is called just " cacao". Visit Tlaxcala next time, I can show you around guys. Loved this video!!

  26. I'm glad Jordan decided to go out again. I enjoy watching all your video, but especially because you both seem to make a great pair. Thanks for sharing your travels and your life, wishing you both all the best and much happiness!

  27. It's not a disrespect in dia de los muertos visit all cementeries in mexico blogging, take pictures, drinking a little bit, singing, and dancing because is a national fiesta who everybody understand as a part of the culture.

  28. My partner and I have been traveling around the US for the passed 3years ever since we met on Mt Shasta we are finally ready to move to Mexico inspired by the Tangerines we are thinking Oaxaca could be the place for us to find a little affordable casita to get off the road for a bit of needed respite from both the road and the bustle of American cities. Do you have any suggestions ?anyone ? about preparing to land in or finding a place in Oaxaca? We are traveling in a 1985 Toyota Dolphin and hope to find someplace modest with simple amenities to rent for around $500 per month .

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