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We mapped our journey across the East of Mexico based on a suggested route in the guide book. Oaxaca (pronounced Wahacca) was one of the recommended stops, a nice town with some interesting ruins and villages around it. Normally we're complete geeks about studying the guide books but the days were flying by and we were getting a bit travelled out so fell into a bad habit of reading the guidebook at the last minute and turning up in new ...
... a fire with one evening. The girls, one Australians and one Swedish were travelling through Mexico mainly by hitch-hiking and couchsurfing and they were accompanied by an Italian guy who had spent the last 12 years in London. So far in Mexico I've felt extremely safe, which is contrary to what I came here expecting. Most of my family wished me well but to be careful, which I know is usual for any parent responding to their daughters travel plans, but even I was concerned after ...
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I slyly went out asking for possible tours in the area, with the deliberate intention of taking none of them and using this 'I’ll think about it’ time to leave my bags there for free so I could actually move further than 100 metres without thinking screw this, I’m going for another coffee. This plan worked PERFECTLY :)
Was probably late morning but went up to some more Aztec temple/ruins places called Monte Alban just outside the ...
... locals that invite you into their house party to find out the dj is in jail and had to find our way industrially back to oaxaca in the back of a ute. Dancing in bars called baracuda and fandango till the very wee hours doing jager bombs with locals and trying in a charade style language to communicate as best i can. I really should've learnt more spanish. All to spend my last days before going to the Rivera feeling sombre and regretful that ive only had one week! Worrying ...
... br> We saw many parades, celebrations and fireworks in this city. It seems like every day they have a parade in the Zocalo (city square) or were dancing in the streets. Our last night in Oaxaca the Zocalo was full of people from the surrounding villages. They were celebrating a church cross that was being moved from one church to another. The inside of the church was full of beautiful freshly cut flowers, we had never seen anything like it ...