Wish you were traveling right now?

Get a dose of Mexico from the comfort of home

Discover Mexican food and history in a unique virtual experience

Offering tamales

Are you a food lover who’s curious about Mexican history and culture?

For a lot of us, life for the past several months has been pretty dreary. Stuck at home much of the time, unable to travel, explore, and try new foods. Maybe you’ve been ordering from different restaurants, trying out new recipes, and watching travel shows, but staying at home is getting monotonous. If this were any other year, you’d be off traveling somewhere, enjoying sunshine and fresh air, exploring different places and learning about a different culture and trying lots of different foods. 

I’m Suzanne Barbezat, a writer and tour guide based in Oaxaca, Mexico for over 20 years. When I came to Oaxaca for the first time in 1997, it completely blew my mind – there were so many sights, colors, sounds and flavors to explore. After getting to know it better for myself, I knew I had to share it with others. 

If this were any other year, I’d have a calendar full of tours and be able to enjoy guiding visitors around Oaxaca, introducing them to all the delights it has to offer, which includes lots of food sampling at street stalls, in markets, and restaurants. Since travel is limited, for now, I’m missing the opportunity to share my favorite part of the world with curious travelers. So I’ve turned online to bring you a little taste of Mexico.

Chile en Nogada
Tortillas on the Comal
Botana Oaxaqueña

Experience the sense of wonder and satisfaction you get exploring beyond the confines of home in the company of an experienced guide, as you get to know different places, people and foods, without packing a suitcase, buying a plane ticket, or even setting foot outside your door. This online experience is perfect for curious travelers and foodies who are stuck to being “armchair travelers” for the time being.

The History of Mexico in 10 Dishes

In this 90-minute virtual experience conducted over Zoom, we’ll time travel through Mexico’s history looking at several key moments in the country’s past and a special dish that’s associated with each of them. We’re keeping group size small so there will be time for interaction and questions. 

Click the link to find a time that works for you – we’re offering different time slots to accommodate people in different time zones.

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The History of Mexico in 10 Dishes: a 90 minute virtual experience

$20 US + fees

Suzanne Barbezat

Your guide

Suzanne Barbezat has lived in Oaxaca for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Anthropology from McGill University, she’s a tour guide with Discover Oaxaca Tours and is the author of Frida Kahlo at Home.

Got a question, or would you like to book a private tour? Contact Suzanne at guide@discover-oaxaca.com for more information.