Hotel Parador San Andres
Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
We got to the airport over 2 hours before our flight via Aeromexico only to find it was oversold and we might have to standby (even with paid full-fare tickets!) for a later flight - however, we did manage to get seats and arrived in Oaxaca about 13:15. Took a collectivo taxi (shared, small van - $5 Cdn each) which dropped us at our hotel door.
Although advertised as a kitchenette ...
... with Minced Chicken, substituting cheese for chicken mixture.
Fernanda’s Rice with Vegetables
2 c. rice
3 T. vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped medium fine
2 carrot, peeled and chopped medium fine
1 white potato, diced
½ c. dried peas
... us some grasshoppers - an Oaxacan delicacy which are delicious and some tamale like parcels though these were wrapped in corn leaves not banana ones. Absolutely delicious. The lady liked us so much she gave us another one! Then off through the meat section to the chocolate part. Got some to keep our strength up tomorrow and then to the chocolate factory - Mayordomo where you can have your own flavored chocolate made. They gather up the cocoa beans and any cinnamon bark or vanilla ...
... town on foot, we enjoyed Tlayudas for dinner at a small comedor (not quite a restaurant). We shared some wonderful conversation with the comedor's owner/chef/waitress, and she invited us to participate in a ceremonial procession by the local Catholic church. We were honored by the invitation. When we arrived at the makeshift ceremonial room, we were ushered to our seats where we awaited the procession. It then dawned on us that ...
... thing we had a discussion of what we thought it might be, yep no idea, we"ll google it later. We wandered around the ruins for 3 hours and then headed back into town. Later that afternoon we had to try a famous Oaxaca hot chocolate that we had been recommend by Pedro (from Troncones). We ordered our drinks and then after getting them the lady hands us a plain bread roll each, what the hell! We looked at each other and then Wease's says "dunk it", so we dipped the ...