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... mountains rising above the buildingas in all directions. The city itself has a very European vibe, the streets are really wide and there aren't too many cars. The artitecture is really special and there are some stunning buildings and churches. It seems pretty studenty and very arty; there are loads of little quirky galleries, cafes and bars. Oaxaca just has such a nice atmosphere to it, it's buzzing but not too busy, there are buskers but they are ...
... sidewalk selling tamales, tortillas, and empanadas, or working the corner fruit stands selling fresh squeezed juice in the morning and cut fruit in the afternoon. The vast archeological sites that speak of a sophisticated ancient people. The street sounds -- tamale men shouting their wares morning and evening, the high-pitched squeal that accompanied the baked sweet potato vendor, the clanging of the bell that announced the ...
... But it appears to be quite large as it is very spread out on neighbouring hills. Population is 1/2 a million which in comparison to other cities in Mexico it is considered small. It is 1900m above sea level but has great weather all year round. Food specialty is slightly different to Puebla but they still serve Mole. Fried grasshoppers are also a specialty and as Matteo the GM of Journey Mexico says - if it flies it fries!
Chocolate is also made ...
... had an impressive spread of a buffet, offering various local dishes. I was able to try mole properly for the first time and confirm that I'm somewhat surprisingly not really a fan of the chocolate based dish. After lunch we headed to our last stop of the day and the reason I'd picked this tour, on recommendation of others who'd visited the area. We arrived at Hierve el Agua as the sun was getting low in the sky, the main attraction is a stunning thirty metre ...
... br> The next day, our household help, Fernanda, arrived with a big smile and hauled bucket after bucket of water to 2 large plastic garbage containers on the first and second floors, then heated great pots of water for our "cowboy baths," as they call them (sponge baths, as we would say). I love her and intend to give our first-born male child to her ... or whatever else she wants.
During the following 9 days, ...
Other places to stay in Oaxaca
Av. Hidalgo no. 405,Centro, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $24
Independencia # 304, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $70
Ninos Heroes 115, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $90
Iturbide No 213-A, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $73
Garcia Vigil 703, Oaxaca | 4 star hotelfrom $168