Casa de Sierra Azul
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa de Sierra Azul Oaxaca
Sensational hotel in a renovated grand casa. 2 blocks from the Zocalo with a great internal courtyard and rooftop terrace. See Tripadvisor for full review. Thoroughly recommended.
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After the mad frenzy that was Mexico City next stop was the cultural capital of Mexico, Oaxaca. This is a beautiful colonial city with a very historic centre around a vibrant market in the Zocalo.
Our hotel was a restored Mexican casa, built about 100 years ago with a wonderful central courtyard …
... and floats. People set off firecrackers everywhere, making us jump every time one exploded.
The Zocalo (main square) was completely transformed from earlier in the day. Gone were the tents and political protesters, and instead, there were lights strung up everywhere and a crush of people dancing and playing music and holding lights. In front of the Cathedral, we watched Oaxaca traditional dancing, with women in brightly coloured costumes spinning around next to kids ...
... of Oaxaca starting with the Cathedral of Oaxaca for more baroque style and stained glass. Then off to Mercado Benito Juarez and Mercado 20 de Noviembre for some Chapulines (grasshoppers), chocolate coffee beans and Tamarindo sweets. On a sugar high, we then went to La Casa Mezcal to have our first taste of the infamous Mexican spirit! Not for the weak hearted! Already slightly tipsy, next stop was Mayordomo, the Willy Wonka of Oaxaca where we saw the ...
... in a place like Oaxaca it would not be hard to be vegetarian, there is so much good stuff all over the place that who needs meat (Honor, Ellie - breathe - I would never actually be vegetarian, but you get the point). To put the richness and variety in perspective, they don't even use basil - a key and delicious herb in my lowly culinary opinion - to cook with. Instead, many Oaxacan restaurants place a bunch of it outside their door to keep bad energy away. Or so said our ...
... in North Oxford and we chilled out to Swan Lake - formative times!
Later we visited the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaco and learnt about the trials and tribulations of this region from stone age to modern times.
Saturday 23rd November
Another full day of sightseeing in a ...