Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... at our hotel nearly got our tour, as we were walking out to the foyer this older couple were getting on our bus, they felt pretty stupid when we turned up with the paperwork saying we had pre paid the tour, although by the end of the day I wouldn't have minded if they took our place. First we went to the headquarters of the tour company while they arranged all the vans and people. There were quiet a few people on this tour so we were divided into 3 ...
Oaxaca city is known for its unique handicrafts, frequent fiestas and amazing architecture. In the 3 days we were there we joined the festivities for Children's day ... again! ... and Labour Day. It is surrounded by some very traditional villages making blankets, cheeses and Mescal (a traditional Mexican spirit rather like tequila). These villages have their own markets, but also bring their wares to Oaxaca City, as happens ...
... they were targeting us. The last guy made a beeline for us not even glancing at anyone and kept on checking our passports. We were getting nervous as we thought he was going to break our smart card where it had all our details on it. He eventually left us, and by this time we were not happy with the treatment that we were getting. The rest of the way to Oaxaca we were weary if the bus stopped and just pretended to sleep even if we were wide awake.
Around 7 ...
... was still closed. We decided to have a walk around the cathedral and take a walk around the back streets before trying again.
Finally at 9pm the box office was open but we were told the show would not start until around 11pm but we had a 5am start the next morning so we unfortunately had to give it a miss so after another beer and people watching in the square, we decided to say goodnight to Oaxaca.
I feel as though up to this point, I have failed to mention one of the best (and most important) features of Oaxaca – la comida!! The food here is undoubtedly some of the best food I have ever had – fresh and full of unique flavors. Almost everything I have eaten here has been made by our empleada (maid), Doņa Rosa. Let me say, she is an incredible cook! Of course, I tell her this after every meal, and I think she's starting to recognize ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility