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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... It was pretty late by the time we arrived but we'd made it in one piece & luckily with no signs of motion sickness. Yay!!!! After settling into our not so impressive hostel, we strolled into town and found the main zocolo square. Oaxaca was seriously quaint, with cobbled stone streets and gorgeous old colonial buildings everywhere. This was definitely my kind of place!!! We sat and enjoyed some late dinner, taking it all in. Mariachi bands strolled ...
... And we had it almost all to ourselves.
But the Zapotecs were conquered by the Aztecs who were conquered by the Spanish, and now Walmart will conquer them soon as it has conquered us. So if I'm an indigenous person living in Oaxaca, I'm saying to myself, who's next? I suppose only time will tell if they outlast Walmart's low low prices and unbeatable deals.
Speaking of indigenous, the cathedral in Oaxaca was interesting. I went in looking for ...
... pools. At the top of the falls the 3 of us decided to sit and take in the view. It was amazing, you could see the river way off in the distance. The land stretched on forever. One thing that stood out was that about 5 Kim's away was a huge cactus. It towered 3 times the shrubs which would have been 3 meters themselves. How I would have loved to have stood at the bottom of that cactus! So then we ventured down the uneven, rocky steps and along a very vague path, ...
... Shannon and I headed out to the market & had Tlayudas. Massive fried tortillas with salad & meat. Another Aussie sat beside us at the market. Turned out he was staying at our hostel. Paul from Melbourne who is an environmental scientist. Working on water conservation. Back at the hostel I decided to get an early night as I was still not feeling to flash. I organized with Dave to head to Hierve de Agua tomorrow. The others decided to go out to see a ...
... tourists (mexican I hate to say) that were pushing in and being very loud. It was a definate must see.
We spent the rest of our time walking around the old town and trying the street food and our basic spanish on the locals.
The hostel was nice and we spent the evenings in the hammocks under the trees relaxing, or chatting and learning to salsa with the locals at the hostel. All in al, a very pretty and interesting place to spend a few days.
Other places to stay in Oaxaca
Av. Hidalgo no. 405,Centro, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $47
Independencia # 304, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $70
Ninos Heroes 115, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $90
Iturbide No 203-A, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $57
Garcia Vigil 703, Oaxaca | 4 star hotelfrom $94