Jessica & Jaclyne

Canada > > > with Juana in Mexico

I was looking for a vacation experience that would allow me to learn something new and give me the time to soak up more of the local culture than a typical itinerary packed with sightseeing. I chose this particular VAWAA because I've always been interested in dyeing and weaving but haven't had the opportunity to take any classes or workshops in the past.

We learned so much about natural dyeing, weaving, and their role in the culture and way of life in Teotitlan del Valle. We also gained a greater appreciation for the time and care taken to produce textiles by hand. Taking the time to focus on learning each craft also allowed us to be more present during our visit to the Oaxaca region instead of being preoccupied with the logistics of traveling from landmark to landmark.