Alta Mira

Address: Oaxaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico | Hotel
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      A travel blog entry by michadventure on Sep 02, 2014

      12 photos

      ... of the Mayan culture, history and traditions.
      We learn that Oaxaca is a more traditional city than Puebla and there are 14 native nations, 15 languages and 34 dialects. Each nation has a distinct style of dress which is how they can be identified when in the city. Most of the native local people live 450 Kms away in the mountains - they are called the Triqui people and dress in local style of their region.

      We start in the historic centre which is close ...

      A Walking Tour Of Oaxacan Churches

      A travel blog entry by z00dles on Jan 28, 2014

      7 photos

      ... attended mostly American and Canadian couples with a few Europeans also. The tour requests 100 pesos per person which she donates to a local charity. As she's an artist who lives here full time, she also sells some of her own art work at her home at the end of the tour.

      We hit it off with a nice couple from Vancouver Washington, named Paul and Jenny who asked us to join them for dinner at their favourite ...

      Weekend adventures

      A travel blog entry by dlareau on Jan 13, 2014

      10 photos

      ... I love that right after the big topes in the middle of nowhere there are a plethora of tire, shocks, and other car repair shops, I assume it is these people who take the signs down to warn you of the topes. So I learned that speeding and following the cabs or collectivos was the best way as they knew where they were and were my warning system. And boy did they speed! The other crazy thing is the u-turn lanes from the other side. So the ...

      Cooking class: Chiles Rellenos

      A travel blog entry by marconelli on Nov 23, 2013

      3 comments, 24 photos

      ... under broiler, place in a plastic bag or damp towel for 20 minutes, then skin.

      • For chile pasilla Oaxaqueña, place 1 c. water, 2 T. sugar, ¼ t. salt and ½ t. cider vinegar in a pot and bring to a boil. Cut a vertical small slit on each chile, and add to the pot. Boil 2 minutes, set aside for 5 ...

      Mexican Independence Day

      A travel blog entry by ryanpatrick on Sep 15, 2013

      3 comments, 14 photos

      Being Sunday, I started the day with Church. I attended 11:00 am mass at Santa Domingo. It was beautiful. There was something very special about it all. While going up for the Eucharist, I had to hold back my tears. For some reason, I was breaking down. Something about that mass was just very special, it's hard to explain, but it brought a lot of emotion into play. After mass I stayed for a bit to pray in silence. When I left, I felt great; I felt refreshed. Today ...