Casa de Sierra Azul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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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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Oaxaca, Monte Alban & Mitla
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 …
... colonial influences dating around 500 years old. It is famous for its ceramics, 365 churches and the 2600 monuments that proudly call it home. Traditional cuisine is called Mole Poblano (there are dozens of types of Mole, but Mole Poblano comes from Puebla) - a traditional sauce which is most commonly served with chicken. Mole has many types of flavours and spices but most have chocolate. We are not sure if this is tasty or not - after many ...
... One is made with chocolate of course and chili, its an interesting mix.
After a bit of time relaxing and checking out Oaxaca we decided to go on a day tour to see the highlights around Oaxaca. First stop was the widest tree in the world being something like 54 metres wide. It was in a really nice colonial town where we spent some time.
Afterwards we went to a small village where they make tapestry ...
... plants. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
A walking tour of the local food market and neighbouring shops.
Rosa introduced us to the different forms of mezcal including the flavoured ones. Then tasting:
- chapulines: ...
... area of moles (a whole gamut of unusual stews for which Oaxaca is renowned) the vast majority were gastronomic items that none of us had tried before.
We were joined by two other ex-pat couples that we know here (the Fehers from Seattle and the Carters from North Carolina), and found a table strategically selected to remain in the shade throughout the afternoon.
Wait staff bussed dishes and brought an endless stream ...