Quito, Ecuador – Planeta.com’s Ron Mader will show videos and photos
from Mexico at South American Explorers, Jorge Washington #311 y
Leonidas Plaza, on Thursday, September 18, 6pm.
MexicoNight (NocheMexicana) explores the conservation movement, Web
2.0, Mexican markets, traditional crafts and the ever-changing views
of what constitutes ecotourism and responsible tourism. Free gifts (!)
include the 2008 jaguar calendar, the map of historic and notable
trees in Oaxaca City, examples of business cards from artesanos and
bits and bobs of tourism materials.
The presentation includes higher quality versions of one or more of
the videos Mercado Central de Abastos, Oaxaca Flickrmeet 2008 and
Caldo de Piedra. There will also be a fast-moving auction of Mexican
crafts and sale of the famous postcards from Oaxaca.
Lessons from Mexico
by Ron Mader
To raise awareness of the extensive cultural and biological diversity in Oaxaca, Mexico, postcards with images taken by Ron Mader are being designed with Oaxaca City-based graphics design company Despacharte.
“Postcards are a terrific souvenir of a trip and a reminder of people and places worth remembering,” said Ron Mader, a journalist based in Oaxaca City.
Each postcard includes a bilingual description and a classic Mexican proverb. The postcards are on sale at bookstores, hotels and cafes. Consult the Oaxaca Wikispace to find out where to find the postcards.
In an age of email and twitter, postcards are an example of slow travel.
“By using images that are less common and by including comments from locals, we highlight the value of Oaxaca’s unique cultural and biological diversity,” Mader said, adding that when purchased in Oaxaca any postcard can be sent to friends and family at a leisurely pace.