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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... colonial influences dating around 500 years old. It is famous for its ceramics, 365 churches and the 2600 monuments that proudly call it home. Traditional cuisine is called Mole Poblano (there are dozens of types of Mole, but Mole Poblano comes from Puebla) - a traditional sauce which is most commonly served with chicken. Mole has many types of flavours and spices but most have chocolate. We are not sure if this is tasty or not - after many ...
This entry is more just about the sights and sounds of being in Oaxaca as a family. We have been having a great time. Though our kids really miss their friends and go back and forth from making breakthroughs in Spanish to being totally at a loss with the language, but they are hanging tough. As we see teendom rearing its ugly head we are more and more thankful to be having this amazing experience together as a family. In a seesaw of being ...
... plants. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
A walking tour of the local food market and neighbouring shops.
Rosa introduced us to the different forms of mezcal including the flavoured ones. Then tasting:
- chapulines: ...
... area of moles (a whole gamut of unusual stews for which Oaxaca is renowned) the vast majority were gastronomic items that none of us had tried before.
We were joined by two other ex-pat couples that we know here (the Fehers from Seattle and the Carters from North Carolina), and found a table strategically selected to remain in the shade throughout the afternoon.
Wait staff bussed dishes and brought an endless stream ...
... don't need to have a qualification to teach, you can buy your job or have it given to you by a relative. The schools seem to be bulk funded and so you can get paid and not have to work. If you go to university here to train as a teacher you won't get a job anywhere else given their reputation. On our drive here we got stopped by a student protest. They blocked ...
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 203-A, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $73
Garcia Vigil 703, Oaxaca | 4 star hotelfrom $168