Moon Oaxaca

Sixth Edition, October 2011
Pages: 536

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598809244

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612382494

Seasoned travel writer Bruce Whipperman covers the best of Oaxaca, from bargaining at the Mercado Juárez to exploring the Castillo de Moctezuma Aztec pyramid. Whipperman offers up unique trip strategies, including Best Beaches and Local Festivals & Native Markets, as well as experienced advice on where to go and what to see. Complete with information on visiting craft villages near Ocotlán and enjoying the vistas and fresh seafood of Puerto ángel, Moon Oaxaca gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Oaxaca

Enjoy the very best of Oaxaca with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Oaxaca
    • Tianguis: Native Markets
    • Treasures of Old Mexico
    • Ecotourism Lodges
    • Natural Wonders
    • Best Beaches
Explore what Oaxaca has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

    • Oaxaca City
    • The Valley of Oaxaca including East Side: The Textile Route, South Side: The Crafts Route, and West Side: The Archaeological Route
    • Pacific Resorts and Southern Sierra including Puerto Angel and Vicinity, Bahias de Huatulco and Vicinity, Puerto Escondido and Vicinity, Upland Excursion into Chatino Country, Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua, and West to the Mixtec Coast
    • The Mixteca including Northwest from Oaxaca City, Dominican Route South, Dominican Route North, The Mixteca Baja: Land of the Sun, and The Mixteca Alta: Roof of Oaxaca
    • Northern Oaxaca including Northern Sierra, Into the Papaloapan, The Mazateca, and The Cañada: Canyon Country
    • The Isthumus including Tehuantepec and Vicinity, Juchitan and Vicinity, North of Juchitan, East of Juchitan, Salina Cruz and Vicinity
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook

In the early 1980s, the lure of travel drew Bruce Whipperman away from a 20-year career of teaching physics. The occasion was a trip to Kenya, which included a total solar eclipse and a safari. He hasn’t stopped traveling since.

With his family grown, he has been free to let the world’s wild, beautiful corners draw him onward: the ice-clawed Karakoram, the Gobi Desert’s trellised oases, Rajasthan’s pink palaces, Japan’s green wine country, Bali’s emerald terraces, and Oaxaca’s vibrant marketplaces.

Bruce has always pursued his travel career for the fun of it. He started with slide shows and photo gifts for friends. Others wanted his photos, so he began selling them. Once, stranded in Ethiopia, he began to write. A dozen years later, after scores of magazine and newspaper feature stories, Moon Pacific Mexico became his first book, and Moon Handbooks to Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Acapulco, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo followed.

For Bruce, travel writing heightens his awareness of the places he visits and helps him focus his own travel experiences. He’ll always remember what a Nepali Sherpa once said: Many people come, looking, looking; few people come, see.

Travel, after all, is for returning home, and each adventure brings a tired but happy Bruce back to his friends, family, and loving wife, Gundi, in Berkeley, California.