Next week I will return to Oaxaca for a project I’ve been planning with a group of artists in the city.
I’ll stay in the same studio as I did two years ago, work during the day, party at night, and try not to get killed or kidnapped.
If you have been paying attention to world news lately, you are aware that the past few days around Oaxaca have been violent, rife with fear, and highly unstable.
Read “The Battle Has Just Started” from Democracy Now! for more information.
The protests are nothing new, they were being held the last time I visited and have been a regular occurrence in the city for the past 10 years. But things reached a turning point last week and people erupted in to violence that led to a small civil war.
My contacts in Oaxaca have said that the city itself is still functioning, but there is some worry about food and water shortages, and most of the tourists have left. They assured me that I would be fine while working in the studio and staying confined in the historic district, which is exactly what I was planning.
I’ll be cautious while I’m down there and I’m certain that the events are going to provide for some fascinating conversation with the locals. The people in Oaxaca have some of the most open, friendly, and curious personalities I have ever come across.
And the women are beautiful, interesting, and creative. *They are also very drawn to my vibe and style so its a good place for me in terms of game.
Many of the girls I slept with didn’t speak English, and my Spanish is very minimal, but it wasn’t hard to find ways to build attraction–read Game Overcomes the Language Barrier for more detail on how I accomplished that.
I’m quite interested their viewpoint on the current events in the state and want to hear what they have to say–a camera will be with me and this time I’ll be certain to get some interviews.
I’ve calmed down a bit in the past two years and my attitude towards sex is more along the lines of ‘if it happens, great, but it isn’t the biggest concern from the start–I’m looking for good conversation with interesting people.’ If we click while talking, and it evolves in to flirting, then its just a matter of pausing at a peak moment and stating ‘oh my, you have a cute nose’ and giving her a little boink of the tip of it. Then escalate from there.
Oaxaca has an incredible art scene right now–it reminds me of New York in the early 2000s. The drive to create something real among the midst of chaos results in the production of powerful work. Its buzzing with the energy of people on the brink of something new, and I’m sure this new revolution they are experiencing now is going to add to the creativity–I’m excited to be working in the middle of this type of atmosphere.
After visiting 50+ cities in the past two years, I can safely say that Oaxaca remains one of my favorite places in the world and I’m excited to go back.
In the conclusion of Go Forth I described the city like a lover I would never see again, but now we are reuniting. The both of us have changed greatly and it will be interesting to revisit a place that holds so many powerful memories.
**If you are interested in hearing more about the history of Oaxaca’s revolution, the beautiful women in the city, how to seduce them, and enjoy real adventure, be sure to check out my book Go Forth–most of it takes place in this wonderful city.
Gain access to Go Forth here.
***To read a description of a sketchy scene that unfolded in a Oaxacan dive bar, read the post My Encounter With a Rapist.
****I’ve mentioned to friends and family that if I do get killed down there, I want my remains be dumped in the ocean–I don’t care where, as long as every last bit of ash gets dissolved in the salt water.