Suzanne Barbezat grew up in Montreal, Canada and has a degree in Anthropology from McGill University. After traveling extensively through North America,  Europe, and Asia, she took a solo trip through Latin America in 1997 and lost her heart to Mexico. Shortly thereafter she decided to make Oaxaca her permanent home. Suzanne is a licensed federal tour guide in Mexico: she and her husband Benito Hernández offer tourist excursions through their company Discover Oaxaca Tours. Suzanne is also a  writer, having published many online articles about Mexico travel, culture and food, and she is the author of Frida Kahlo at Home (Frances Lincoln, 2016), a book that explores the influence of Mexican culture and tradition, La Casa Azul and other places Frida Kahlo called home, on her life and work. Suzanne spends her free time discovering off the beaten path locales throughout Mexico with her husband and their two children. Whether exploring little-known archaeological sites, foraging for mushrooms high in the Sierra Norte, snorkeling along the coast, or attending fiestas in small towns, there’s nothing she enjoys more than getting to know the country better and sharing her love for it with others.