Hotel Fortin Plaza
Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... was closed up - Three knocks on a huge wooden door to gain access to our hotel. The hotel doors open directly onto the footpath but once inside the foyer opens up into a large courtyard. The hotel used to be a Convent. There are several levels with open balconies and the walls are very thick stone covered in plaster. The doors and windows have shutters to keep the rooms cool. Our hotel is very close to the Zocalo so not as much walking required ...
... 8217;t expecting much but they were kind of cool as it was on top of a mountain and offered good views over the whole of Oaxaca. Had some old dudes with moustaches trying to flog ****, but that was pretty much to be expected. One thing I did notice though was a particularly large stock of straw hats… then I looked round, and pretty much every tourist there was wearing one.
Really don’t get straw hats… It’s not something that people wear at home, but they ...
... see or experience any problems. The people we met in this sprawling city were all so very friendly and helpful. Let's hope it continues this way for our entire trip.
Leaving Mexico City behind us we boarded a bus for an 8 hour trip to Oaxaca city. What a beautiful colonial city, with a lot of cobblestone streets. I don't wear high heel shoes but to watch some some young ladies walking in high heels on cobblestone streets ...
... on the tour. I had the same guide as last time, Balam, and he did a fantastic job once again. We visited Monte Alban, Arrazola, Coyotepec, and Cuilapam. First up was Monte Alban. Unfortunately, the trip started kind of grimly for me. On the way to Monte Alban, I saw two dogs ripping apart another dog. I hope none of you ever have to see that...it was very gruesome; I won't go into detail. To be honest, I saw more stray dogs today than I have throughout the entire two weeks. There ...
... enough to give us both gifts. She gave Bobbie a nice little hand painted bowl and me a toy that I've seen in the markets where you try to flip a wooden ball on string onto a point of the handle, they're only small gifts, but it was so nice of her, such a lovely lady. After breakfast we walked up to the meeting point, we got there a bit early so we did some revision in the park next door and waited. Soon enough Rogelio rocked ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services