21 Things You’ll Never Read About Mexico When You’re Living in America (Until Now)

View at Medium.com Before we began our drive from NYC to Argentina, we considered completely skipping over Mexico because we were terrified by endless news reports of constant violence. Our plan was to fly to Guatemala, buy a car, and start driving from there. After speaking to some travelers, we decided to start our drive […]

How To: Make Mezcal Like Your Grandfather

So you want to make mezcal. Great! Let us know how it goes and invite us over when it’s ready! Mezcal is the drink of Oaxaca and many would say Mexico. Like its cousin tequila, it’s made from the agave plant, but has a rich, smoky flavor. Mezcal is traditionally handcrafted by small-scale producers using […]

How To: Hand-Weave a Traditional Zapotec Rug

So you want to make a rug. Well, that’s an interesting decision but it’s up to you. The Global Goulets visited Vida Nueva, a women’s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle. Here’s how it’s been done by the indigenous Zapotec people in Oaxaca, Mexico, for centuries. 1) Pluck some cochineal insects off your cactus plants […]

Chapter 8: One-of-a-kind Oaxaca

  The following post details the Global Goulets’ journey from April 21 – 22: Day 21 – Ok, admittedly, this chapter of our journey begins on a Tuesday reserved as a café workday. Before dusk, we put away the laptops, fled from the warm comfort of wifi’s bosom, and went on the prowl for footage […]

Podcast Episode 3: Lusty Luchadors, Small Town Celebrations & a Moment of Gratitude

In this episode of 7 Minutes with the Goulets (we round 9.5 minutes down to 7 minutes in this podcast) we take you inside Arena Mexico, teach you about the crafts and customs of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, discover peanut butter, and have a moment of gratitude. In this weekly audio stream we’ll give you […]