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 …
... woman as they pay off their loan and request another loan to grow their business. En Bia brings the tour groups to meet women who are ready to receive the next loan. The tour group meets with each woman and hears about her business and how the loans have helped her to grow her business and the impact on her life and the lives of her family. That was the best part of the day-meeting the woman and learning about their goals and dreams.
Later in the week, I ...
... the water here is not potable for our tender gringo stomachs. Theresa brings us big 5-gallon jugs of purified water. And we are careful to wash and disinfect our fresh food purchases. The zocolo, the center city plaza, is about a 20-minute walk from home. We've decided that is a good distance from all the action. It is more a neighborhood, less packed with with people. And goodness knows we need the walking what with all the eating we've been ...
... walking around town again taking pics. Its so nice to be able to explore. We forgot the map and so wandered up and down the cobbled streets in a random manner. There is a little rain after lunch but nothing like yesterday so we were able to enjoy a lot of Oaxaca.
In the afternoon we go to the supermarket to get snacks and necessities and explore the northern end of town. Lots of churches. Parks packed with locals hanging out, making out and eating from the local ...
... walls inside the temples and residences that were hard to make out because they were off limits, but it probably depicted a lot about the history of the Oaxaca Valley and this site. Although this site was not 100% original, I think it was a great place to see and is definitely something that I can't see in Mexico very often.
The town of Oaxaca is your typical Mexico town. It is a great place to get away and relax. ...