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Tons is always going on around the plaza. It's home to a camped out activist fighting to preserve the forest next to Cerro Fortin from development. It's an attraction that brings people to the entrance of the church as well as a museum. It's a great place for street vendors to sell their clothes and for musicians to play their music. And as such, it's a great place to sit back in the shade and people watch. Elise and I were there for a little and met "royalty". This asian guy from ...
Oaxaca city is the capital of the state of Oaxaca. Nestled in a valley 5100 feet high, it is 300 miles southeast of Mexico city. Because of the altitude, it boasts a fairly temperate climate. Right now the daily highs are in the upper 80s and the nights cool down to the mid 50s. (I know that is cruel to mention these temps to our friends in the upper midwest.) April and May are the hot months, and the rainy season runs through June and July. The history of ...
... has a very smokey flavour and is softer on the pallet. After a few Mezcals we are ready for some local food (Oaxaqueños are also proud of their regional cuisine) and then bed!
The following day we make our way up to the surrounding mountains to visit the ancient Zapotec site of Monte Alban. Elevated above ...
... of cactus - loved the "forest" of tall ones pointing skywards.
Soon Oaxaca came and a 5 minute stop which became more like 20 minute wait to pick up tomorrow's night bus tickets at the ADO terminal then into the centre of town to Hotel Meson del Rey for our ...
... pictures, and also a video that will perhaps give you the best idea of what it's like to be in the hustle and bustle of this amazing market.
Elly's comments: Marc neglected to mention the passing troubadours of varying quality. Some are very good, and some you would happily pay just to make them go away. But all in all, I love the chaos, the absolutely wonderful tasting food, and the opportunity to join in a distinctively Mexican experience.