Alta Mira

Oaxaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca

Ep. 27 Oaxaca and Monte Alban

A travel blog entry by itsthejourney on Jul 29, 2014

6 comments, 22 photos

In the taxi from the bus station to our hostel in Oaxaca, the driver informs us that this weekend is the Guelaguetza festival. The festival is a celebration of all things "Oaxaqueño". Indigenous populations from all over the state come to the city to exhibit their - food, dance and artisanal products. Inherited Spanish culture is also celebrated.

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Our Trip Into the Sierra Norte

A travel blog entry by dlareau on Jan 21, 2014

18 photos

... the ball around with and we got to see where they were drying the corn they had harvested and were to live off of for the next year. It was great to really see farmers who are self sustaining and for the kids to see truly how well we live. They did not go without but it was only because they worked their asses off.

After waking up to a warm cup of hot choclate to dip our sweet bread in, a new habit that our kids have readily adopted here in Oaxaca we ...

Daphne Ponders Week One

A travel blog entry by dlareau on Dec 20, 2013

6 photos

... br> As for Oaxaca, I am completely enchanted with the colors and textures of this city and the beautiful architecture that exudes a history I long to learn. Everyday, as we walk out our turquoise metal door onto the bustling street of Armenta y Lopez, past the "jugueria" (that is pumping juices out for the masses going to work and school), the street vendors selling tacos, bread or tamales, my eyes are drawn to the ...

Wall Art of Oaxaca

A travel blog entry by marconelli on Nov 08, 2013

4 comments, 12 photos

... still getting this frantic flickering of lights every time we flush the toilet or turn the faucet on, but at least we had water. We can live with this, we decided, but then on Wednesday morning when I was taking a shower and washing my hair, just when I was fully soaped up, ALL water stopped. This was definitely a low point. I took care of the situation by drying the soapy water off, putting a towel around my head, and ...

Land of Mezcal and Chocolate

A travel blog entry by crushe_d on Jul 10, 2013

48 photos

... painted wooden figures) are made. We strolled around the artists workshops and picked up one or two items. The work that goes into these figures is unbelievable; they are all handmade from local wood and painstakingly painted. Some of the pieces are so intricate they can take a few months to complete. Most of the figures are animals although there can be other creations as well. Unfortunately our camera ran out of juice at the start of this day so we have no pics of ...

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