Casa de Siete Balcones
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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We arrived in Oaxaca first thing on Monday morning after an extremely bendy nights drive up and down the many hills between Puerto Escondido and Oaxaca.
The hostel we were hoping to stay at turned out to be just round the corner from the bus station so at least we didnīt have far to walk - or so we thought! On arrival we were told that yes they did have beds available in the dorms but no we couldnīt check in yet and weīd have to wait until 2pm. They let us ...
... sell tejate, a curious frothy drink made from ground corn and cocoa dating back to pre-Hispanic days. Some markets are known for specialties. In the Tlacolula market we enjoyed barbacoa tacos made from goat roasted in a fire pit. And then there is the street food. Peddlers on bicycles hawk tamales, sweet potatoes, and nieves (fruit sorbet). Stands on sidewalks sell tacos, fruit salads, and memelos (a type of tostada) depending upon the time of day. And from 9 ...
... br> The zocalo gave us our first experience of Mexican street food - we tried a couple of stalls, one being little soft tacos topped with BBQ chopped meats, cucumber and radish - sauces were mild, medium and very hot (and if the Mexicans say they're very hot...). The other was like a huge empanada - both very tasty.
Apart from the great colonial architecture, top attraction in the city itself ...
... It had a population of 89 people, but they were all farmers many of whom had greenhouses, which is why we were there. The forest looked almost exactly like the forests of Mendocino, Madrona, Manazanita, pine, oak, except it was covered in bromeliads and air plants. It was a steep hike down through fields being readied for corn with patches of cannas and other flowers that looked like fressias tucked in here and there. Then we had an even steeper hike back ...
... lane sometimes has an arrow that allows them to turn left or vice versa, seemingly one of the few signals they follow if the lights are working!
Anyway we got out of town in one piece car and all and then head to Teotilan de Valle. This is a village where basically all the people weave the most amazing rugs from wool using all natural dyes. We wound our way through the dirt streets checking out the little village that had rugs ...