Hostal de la Noria
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We loved our time here, good rooms, great food, extremely helpful staff, close to Zocalo Plaza can't think of any minus sides.
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... sky. Pretty awesome spectacle. At the end of each performance, performers launch items into the crowd. Heaviest and/or biggest items were pots, pineapples, apples, large wrapped toasted tortillas bigger than a frisbee. If you're close to the stage like we were, you better watch out! I got hit by a plum that seemed to come out of nowhere ...
Oaxaca is a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of the reasons for this designation is the 29 monumental Catholic churches built by the Spaniards. The European architects used Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and even Moorish ornamentation, and the local artisans added their own floral, animal and geometric flourishes. The results range from simple and elegant spaces to elaborate and brilliant vaulted environments.
... are full of national and international tourist and the walls are lined with food and artisanal vendors. At first it is hard to get a glimpse of the cities architecture, but climbing to a roof top bar we get a great view of the stunning Spanish colonial city. The state of Oaxaca is proud of its' Mezcal, a spirit made from the Agave cactus, similar to ...
... but after a long hike it was great. Of course we were the only gueros there, seems to be a theme but one we like. In fact most people assume we are from Europe or Canada, and we go with it. Much better to be a guero than a gringo I guess.
Anyway check out the pictures, as is want to happen there are less pictures and less blogs but we are still just absorbing this place and can not believe how little time we have left! Love to all we miss you! ...
... it really is quite delectable. Our final lunch was Pete's favourite ... a Mexican barbecue. We chose from fresh meat hanging from stalls; barbecued and served in a cane basket. This was complimented with tortillas and a selection of chillies and salads. We sat amongst other locals tearing bits of carne (meat) and chatting as we ate. I couldn't help but think how great it would be to replicate this at home. By ...