Hotel Marques del Valle
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... to head to Puerto Escondido on the Oaxacan coast.
An evening treat involved a Labor Day parade down my street and right past Sol y Luna, where I was eating my last Oaxacan dinner. This is a big holiday here and fun celebration. It is always on May 1, so, not always on a Friday, making a long holiday weekend!
Tomorrow, I have another 10 - 12 hour bus trip to the coast! Ugh!! At last the 1st class, Mexican buses are nice and. Lean, and inexpensive!!
... is approximately 40 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca and was a very important Zapotec city and religious center. Famous for its pre-Columbian Mesoamerican buildings. Inside Tomb 1 there is the famous "Column of Life" that you can embrace to find out how many years you have left to live. Spanish is helpful here as the ruins officials can explain how to use the column correctly.
... is quite small compared to my chilaquiles (steak with fried tortillas and cheese). After dinner we take a nice walk to the zocalo. It has come to life tonight. People are out and about. There is a clown busker that has the crowds going with some comedy in espaņol. The meriachi bands have surrounded the touristy restaurants around the plaza. Families and mates are enjoying the cool night and the festivities in the plaza.
We are going to try and get up early to head ...
... walls inside the temples and residences that were hard to make out because they were off limits, but it probably depicted a lot about the history of the Oaxaca Valley and this site. Although this site was not 100% original, I think it was a great place to see and is definitely something that I can't see in Mexico very often.
The town of Oaxaca is your typical Mexico town. It is a great place to get away and relax. ...
We decided to make our (nearly) annual visit to Oaxaca more interesting by bringing along our cat, Rosie. This decision certainly made our travel arrangements much more complicated. We not only had to make all the necessary arrangements with the Mexican government to import a domestic animal (health forms, doctor's certificates, proof of vaccinations, etc.), but we also had to find an airline that was willing to allow us to travel with our cat inside ...