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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... they had a price for it. After much repetition of our favourite phrase (no, gracias) we sat down for a beer or two and were serenaded by a mariachi band. The two lads were visiting the local markets the next day so we decided to tag along given that:
A) The amount of Spanish we had between us could fit on a postage stamp
B) Irish people are not gifted at haggling
Up early the next morning and out the door ready for whatever Oaxaca had to offer. It turns out the ...
... prove to be an interesting project, and may bring us back to Oaxaca.
Our family got to witness something really cool a few weeks ago. We were over at our friends’, Andy and Blancas’, house enjoying some food, drink, and conversation when Andy called for everyone to look into their neighbor’s yard out back. A mamma donkey was lying on the ground, having contractions. Andy told us he had just seen her ...
... afterwards since the man had messed up his bows on his shoes. Tom also wanted to get his shoes shined so when some kids came along with their shoe shiners kit we got their attention. Afterwards Tom couldn’t believe how clean his shoes were.
My favourite thing in Oaxaca was Monte Alban which is where a tribe called the Zapotecas lived before the Spanish conquered South America. We learnt all about the tribe which was ...
Never in my life have I been so excited about clean clothes. Ever.
As I mentioned previously, water is a scarce resource here in Oaxaca. With this water shortage, we were told before leaving the United States that we would need to find a place to do our laundry.
I was a little uneasy about taking my laundry somewhere to have it cleaned. It's one thing to dry clean your work clothes; it’s quite another to hand your ...
... from the day’s events, a bit overwhelmed at not having my luggage, and now this lady expected me to share a bed with a stranger. This trip did not seem to be off to a good start.
However, I reached a point in which I had to say, “que será, será”. Basically, I had to roll with the punches. I told the señora I was willing to share, and before I knew it, we were off to
our room for the night.
It may have ...