Hotel Boutique De La Parra
Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... new friends.
Post-meal, Gaby drove with us to the Xoxo cemetery, with a stop at her house on the way. On this Day of the Dead Eve, the center square in Xoxo was abuzz with festivity. We took in some brass band music and watched people dancing in a “parade of the dead” before walking a few blocks to the old cemetery (there is also a new cemetery). There, we took in amazing displays of flowers and felt history all around ...
... our local convenience store for some basic provisions, we walked back to our pad.
The afternoon was all about running errands – getting cell phones activated, buying more groceries, getting a feel for the area… Leah was less than amused to be the one we needed to navigate the cell phone process. Her Spanish is great, but her patience with technology isn’t. At the moment, there’s still work to do. She can call me on ...
... another couchsurfer visiting town. He's French. They invited me to have mezcals which I politely declined – not only don't I drink, mezcal is just sheer poison! One sip went straight to my head like wasabe!
I had to see it. The real thing happens in July every year. Zoe, my host, explained to me that the dancing is part of the contribution to the community. Each member of the community has to ...
Off we went Oaxaca. To the Farmers Market.
There were four of us this time. Four ladies, to the market.
Ineke, Rosie, Malieke (friend from Holland on a Holiday) and ME!
Took us a very long to arrive there, due to traffic jamms. There is Festival on January 6th. And all the streets surrounding the market were closed to get ready for this festival.
On January 6th is when all the children of Mexico receive gifts, like ours receive in America on Christmas.
The Mexican ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility