Alvin Starkman

Owner of Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast, Oaxaca resident Alvin Starkman (MA, Social Anthropology, York University;  JD, Osgoode Hall Law School) leads personalized tours to the craft villages, market towns, pre-Hispanic ruins and more off-the-beaten-track sights in the central valleys of Oaxaca, and is a consultant to documentary film production companies working in the region.  A mezcal aficionado, Alvin also arranges culinary tours of Oaxaca with Chef Pilar.  Alvin writes unique articles about life and cultural traditions in Oaxaca and also elsewhere throughout Mexico (including restaurant  and cooking school reviews) for magazines, newspapers and travel websites. He is a paid Contributing Writer for Mexico Today, a program for Marca País — Imagen de México, a project developed to stimulate investment in Mexico and return tourism to its deserved level.

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