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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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 …
... from Italy. It is a truly impressive building. We have a very interesting tour and then return to our bus for the onward journey to Oaxaca.
It is a 4 hour drive through mountain valleys, rivers, lakes and wonderful country side from Puebla to Oaxaca . There are tolls on many roads in Mexico and this drive it's no exception however not expensive - about MXN75.00 which is approx AUD8.00
I was expecting Oaxaca to be a small "town" - ...
... and it's nice and warm on the roof-top terrace!!
Took a walk through the Mercado Central - Saturday market day, packed with people and fascinating. Purchased some fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, and other essentials.
Went to the zocolo (central town square) in the evening. A festival of music, people-watching, and it seems everyone in the city is here on a Saturday night. ...
So I had to write some more about this most amazing festival. It started over three hundred years ago several monks came up with the idea of carving radishes into scenes to bring more sales to the market. And we know that you have to do everything you can to sell radishes! So this turned into something that happened at each market in the valleys around Oaxaca. About fifty years ago they decided to bring all of the artist together, and if you look at ...
... the more unusual offerings, such as lamprey eel (it will never displace unagi) and barbecued armadillo (surprisingly tasty, and cooked rare!). After a couple of trips back to the buffet tables, I was beginning to slow down. Disappointingly, the representatives of the coastal regions were very late in getting started, so by the time the huge ocean prawns and crayfish (or other similar looking crustaceans) were served, we were already done.